balding cat

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by FrenchHen, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    I have a cat who's losing his fur starting on his bum and working its way up his flanks. He has no fleas, it's not ringworm, and they don't think it's mites.

    The vet said it could be 3 things:
    thyroid
    food allergy
    stress (the cat might need anti-depressant meds!!!!)

    Anyone have this happen before?
     
  2. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    Have you used any frontline or anything like that? Our cat will lick itself bald and when we put the frontline on her she stops. My brother in laws dog had the same problem. You don't see the fleas or anything but they constantly lick and bite at there back end. It's worth a try if you havn't already. Good luck! [​IMG]

    chef
     
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    I put advantage on a few weeks ago.

    Bald spot between the shoulder blades.
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a hyperthyroid cat that did that...might want to get his levels checked...it's not that expensive of a test.
     
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    We get the results Monday.

    Was the treatment costly?
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    No, it's not very expensive. She passed away 2 years ago (cancer) so I can't remember exactly but it wasn't bad.
     
  7. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    That's reassuring.

    It cost $180 for the visit and bloodwork.
     
  8. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once had a Sheltie dog with that same problem only he was losing all his fir from the front. The vet said it was Thyroid.
     
  9. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    I was mostly concerned because he likes to sleep on my head.
     
  10. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Quote:My cat also does this, vet says allergies, as long as I use frontline he does fine.
     

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