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April 2nd 06, 06:43 AM
A cat has been making appearances in my yard who is missing a lot of
fur. There's a large patch on his back where too much bare skin is
showing. The skin looks healthy, the cat seems ok. I trapped him, he
isn't feral, doesn't have fleas. Any likely causes of the hair loss?
GET YER STINKING PAWS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY APE!
April 2nd 06, 06:32 PM
"John Kimmel" > wrote in message
> A cat has been making appearances in my yard who is missing a lot of
> fur. There's a large patch on his back where too much bare skin is
> showing. The skin looks healthy, the cat seems ok. I trapped him, he
> isn't feral, doesn't have fleas. Any likely causes of the hair loss?
> John Kimmel>>>
Even if he doesn't have fleas on him he could have flea allergy , just one
flea bite can set this off.
Why have you trapped him?
If the bare skin looks healthy, it's probably not feline mange
(scabies). It might be ringworm, but that usually appears on the cat's
head. Here's a website on causes of hair loss in cats.
Another possibility is that he got a cut on his back that's healed, but
the hair hasn't grown back yet. Our cat, Phred, scraped his tail a few
months ago, and although the cut healed quickly, it took a long time
for the hair to grow back. Phred's missing hair patch was much larger
than his cut because he licked it so much.
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