Why do cats start getting bald spots?
My cat is 16 but healthy yet all of a sudden she is getting two bald spots. I am pretty sure she has no fleas, I have never seen one on her and I don't think it is nerves as I have read can be a cause since all is as calm as ever, so what is left?
At that age I would take your baby to the vet. Could be something simple, but at such wonderful age simple things can be a bigger problem than it would be for a kitten.
I plan to but I have a busy schedule for a few days and don't know when I can get her in is why I ask.
It could very likely be dermatitus from either fleas or an allergy. You should bring your cat to the vet for the proper diagnoses as there could be other underlying problems that is causing the hair loss.
I had a cat with feline leukemia who had this problem, and the only answer the vet could come up was that the hair loss was linked to that disease.
Several of my cats are having skin issues right now caused by a few different things.
I actually found this link to be very helpful:
http://pets.webmd.com/cats/ss/slideshow … ms-in-cats
It showed me that one of my cats - a new acquisition who was allowed to reach maturity and was intact for quite some time before getting fixed - has stud tail, one is a compulsive groomer (the best we can figure is she's just high strung - has been the whole time we've had her), and we've been able to rule out ring worm on the ear of one of the others.
I will say one thing: get kitty checked out ASAP. The test for ringworm is actually pretty easy and involves a blacklight (ringworm affected skin glows green under blacklight) and it's the one you do NOT want to deal with. One of our cats had ringworm once and he passed it on to US - noooooot fun.
this can be a sign of stress or excessive licking and cleaning. do you play with your cat for at least 15 minutes each day? Cats need hunting time, if they dont get it they get built up aggression and stress. It is your job as a cat owner to provide this hunting time each day (play time), just as if you had a dog it would be up to you to walk it each day.
Few cat owners realize this.
She is fine now, some neighbors moved who had dogs so guess that was it. She is 18 now and my baby, I brush her everyday outside and baby talk her all day long. Her hunting days are over but she still chases invisible things now and then.
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