My cat has been going bald
(Beaver dam WI)
Um hi, a few months ago (around 6) we noticed our cat going bald on her back near her tail. The hair grew back then, a short while later her hair was falling out easily. Now her back legs, tail, and rump are bald. The hair on her front legs is almost gone. She throws up any food immeadiatly after eating, but she seems to want to eat, FROMM food she can keep down, but the "lower" brands she can't keep down, like purina and meow mix. She also gets hairballs sometimes that she throws up with food.
We had brought her to to vet, they said no for mites or anything.They said she might have allergies So we put her on Science Diet Z/D. But she seems to be getting worse!! AND she had diareaha really bad. We used to give her human food and she NEVER got diareaha. I am really worried about the hair loss. She seems to act normal and everything. I've noticed since we moved to my mother's house she has been worse. The flea's here are crazy cause my mom has 3 dogs and dosen't do anything about the flea's. We have her on advantage cause i won't see her sufer with flea's.
Could this problem be a diesese or something? Nothing seems to help her bring her hair back, the food does nothing, and i've tried alot of differant food. She itches a little, and has scabs around her neck, and little red bumps on her back near her tail. I'm not a vet but her hair and skin feel soft.
Answer by Kate
well it could well be an allergy to flea bites. My own cat gets this and if not kept completly away from fleas will drive herself crazy scratching which could lead to fur loss. the other casue of fur loss is over grooming which is caused by stress. it may well be that the cat feels unhappy around the dogs.
if I were you i would take them back to the vet and ask for further tests to see if it could be a flea allergy. In which case you may have to persuade your mother to get the dogs treated for fleas otherwise the problem will persist.
If it is not a allergy then you may have to look at the cats home arrangements concerning the dogs in case it is a stress thing.
best wishes Kate
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