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Our Siamese is losing hair on his tail and is spreading to his body..



 
 
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Old December 31st 03, 06:16 AM
KappaMan
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My 6 year old Siamese male has recently been losing hair from the tip of his
tail and it is slowly moving in a stripe formation to the base of his body.
He seems to be eating and using the litter box regularly as well as playing
with our other cat (1 year old).

I've been reading all night about possible reasons but I have fallen short
of any reasonable answer.

Thank you for your help.


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Old January 1st 04, 03:04 AM
MacCandace
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I've been reading all night about possible reasons but I have fallen short
of any reasonable answer.

Thank you for your help.

Have you been to a vet? Food allergy? Ringworm? Fleas?

Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)

See my cats:
http://photos.yahoo.com/maccandace

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than human." (Loren Eisely)
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Old January 1st 04, 03:04 AM
MacCandace
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I've been reading all night about possible reasons but I have fallen short
of any reasonable answer.

Thank you for your help.

Have you been to a vet? Food allergy? Ringworm? Fleas?

Candace
(take the litter out before replying by e-mail)

See my cats:
http://photos.yahoo.com/maccandace

"One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other
than human." (Loren Eisely)
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Old January 1st 04, 10:34 AM
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"KappaMan" wrote in message hlink.net...
My 6 year old Siamese male has recently been losing hair from the tip of his
tail and it is slowly moving in a stripe formation to the base of his body.
He seems to be eating and using the litter box regularly as well as playing
with our other cat (1 year old).

I've been reading all night about possible reasons but I have fallen short
of any reasonable answer.

Thank you for your help.



Patterned hair loss can be a sign of infection, among other things.
Get the cat to the vet asap.

-L.
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Old January 1st 04, 10:34 AM
-L.
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"KappaMan" wrote in message hlink.net...
My 6 year old Siamese male has recently been losing hair from the tip of his
tail and it is slowly moving in a stripe formation to the base of his body.
He seems to be eating and using the litter box regularly as well as playing
with our other cat (1 year old).

I've been reading all night about possible reasons but I have fallen short
of any reasonable answer.

Thank you for your help.



Patterned hair loss can be a sign of infection, among other things.
Get the cat to the vet asap.

-L.
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Old January 2nd 04, 10:17 PM
Sharon Talbert
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I haven't seen the hair loss you seem to be describing, but in case you
actually meant the hair loss to have started from the base of the tail
(nearest the body), it could be the following:

If the cat is intact (not neutered), he may have "stud tail."

If neutered, he may have developed an allergy to fleas.

Either way (or neither way), you need to consult your vet.

Let us know the outcome.

Sharon Talbert
Friends of Campus Cats

On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, KappaMan wrote:

My 6 year old Siamese male has recently been losing hair from the tip of his
tail and it is slowly moving in a stripe formation to the base of his body.
He seems to be eating and using the litter box regularly as well as playing
with our other cat (1 year old).

I've been reading all night about possible reasons but I have fallen short
of any reasonable answer.

Thank you for your help.



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Old January 2nd 04, 10:17 PM
Sharon Talbert
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I haven't seen the hair loss you seem to be describing, but in case you
actually meant the hair loss to have started from the base of the tail
(nearest the body), it could be the following:

If the cat is intact (not neutered), he may have "stud tail."

If neutered, he may have developed an allergy to fleas.

Either way (or neither way), you need to consult your vet.

Let us know the outcome.

Sharon Talbert
Friends of Campus Cats

On Wed, 31 Dec 2003, KappaMan wrote:

My 6 year old Siamese male has recently been losing hair from the tip of his
tail and it is slowly moving in a stripe formation to the base of his body.
He seems to be eating and using the litter box regularly as well as playing
with our other cat (1 year old).

I've been reading all night about possible reasons but I have fallen short
of any reasonable answer.

Thank you for your help.



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Old January 3rd 04, 11:01 AM
-L.
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Sharon Talbert wrote in message . washington.edu...
I haven't seen the hair loss you seem to be describing, but in case you
actually meant the hair loss to have started from the base of the tail
(nearest the body), it could be the following:

If the cat is intact (not neutered), he may have "stud tail."


Just FYI, neutered male - and even female - cats can develop stud tail.

-L.
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Old January 3rd 04, 11:01 AM
-L.
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Sharon Talbert wrote in message . washington.edu...
I haven't seen the hair loss you seem to be describing, but in case you
actually meant the hair loss to have started from the base of the tail
(nearest the body), it could be the following:

If the cat is intact (not neutered), he may have "stud tail."


Just FYI, neutered male - and even female - cats can develop stud tail.

-L.
 




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