Advice on cat hair loss

Cat Hair Loss - One of my cats has a problem. She is eleven years old now, and not quite the cat she used to be. She weighs a little more than she used to, but that is not the problem. Her personality has mellowed a bit, and she is dealing cat hair loss. It doesn’t seem to bother her though, and I was told by my vet when I should worry about it and when it is just a part of her life. She always had a sleek coat, but that changed when she came into contact with fleas at my mom’s house.

She had to stay with my mom for a few weeks, and she got fleas. She had never had them before, and it resulted in hair loss. Though no cats like fleas, my cat had an allergic reaction. I got the fleas taken care of, but I noticed that she had developed cat hair loss. She had balding spots near her tail and around her neck. When I took her in to see the vet I was told that her cat hair loss was because she was allergic to fleas, and that the scratching and dry skin was a result. She got a shot, and she was back to normal after that.

Each winter, however, her cat hair loss returns. I have taken her in enough times to know that this is just something that she has to live with. It doesn’t seem to bother her though, so we don’t worry about it too much. She gets thinning around the base of her tail and around her neck at times, but the cat hair loss is never as bad as it was the first time. She carries on as usual, so I’m not concerned. I know when it is bad enough to take her in for relief, but it never gets that bad any longer, so I don’t have to worry about it.

If you have a pet that suddenly shows signs of cat hair loss, you might want to see what is going on. Some cats have this as they age, but other times this is a sign of something that might need attention. If you have a younger cat that suddenly has a case of cat hair loss, you will definitely want to take them in to see what is going on. While it is more common for older cats to have this problem, it is not normal for it to happen to younger cats and kittens. If something is wrong, you want to know right away.

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