Feline hair loss

Feline Hair Loss - I have a cat that has been in my home for over ten years. She has been though a lot with me, and I don’t know what I am going to do when she is no longer here. She has had some health issues, but she has been healthy for the most part, but her age is starting to show now. She’s dealing with feline hair loss, and I think it all started with a run in with some of those pesky little critters that all pet owners fear. Fleas found her one day, and she’s not been the same since.

The feline hair loss started when she had to stay at my moms for a few weeks while I was away. My mom has never had a problem with fleas, but she picked them up anyway. She must be allergic to them, because the feline hair loss was quick and pronounced. I felt like I had come home to a different cat. I took her to the veterinarian and she said that she was having an allergic reaction to something, and it was most likely fleas.

We took care of the flea problem very fast, thankfully, but the feline hair loss continued. She was spotty, and the part of her tail closest to her body was almost bald. The vet gave her a shot of cortisone, and the itching stopped, but the didn’t help with the feline hair loss. The vet told me that it was something that she might continue to have a problem with, and I would just have to give it time. Most of her hair did grow back, but she continues to have problems with it when the weather starts to turn cold each year.

The feline hair loss seems to be a result of what happened with the fleas along with the process of aging. Most of it seems to come from having dry skin, and there isn’t much that I can do to help her with that. Her feline hair loss comes and goes, but it doesn’t seem to be something that bothers her much. If she gets to the point where she is scratching herself until she bleeds, I do have to take her in for another shot, but that isn’t something that happens very often. If you are dealing with cat hair loss, and you don’t know what to do to help, a visit to your vet can help clear things up for you and your kitty.

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