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Q: Why is half of my cat balding?

November 30, 2009 | By CcoUrTnNeEyY | 7 answers | Expired: 1833 days ago

CcoUrTnNeEyY

So my moms cat Cali is a tortoiseshell and like 45% of her (bottom portion) is shedding and she has like a necklace of scabs around her neck. What is wrong with her and if you know what can we do to treat this. Cali is very young, like maybe 3 or 4.

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Linda B.
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Dec 04, 2009

Flea and grass allergies can cause cats and dogs to scratch so much that they lose hair and develop scabs. As the others have said, call the vet. That's the only way to get a sure diagnosis.

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Crazy4kids
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Dec 03, 2009

I had a cat once that got in paint and it caused her to lose her hair from her kidneys back every year when she started shedding her winter fur. The vet said since she lived through the paint being in her system there was nothing to do for her, she was a beautiful cat in the winter but not so much in the summer. I have a cat now that has acne around her chin areas but don't know why it would be around her neck. I agree with the others that she needs to go to the vet!

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Lisa B.
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Dec 03, 2009

Whenever I hear scabby I immediately think of ringworm. Make sure you wash your hands a lot for a long time whenever you play with the kitty. There are powders and creams available at the drug store. If for athletes foot that will take care of ringworm, but you have to use it often and slather it beyond the sore spots because it will spread out. There is mange also, does your mom put Advantage on your cat for fleas. Sometimes that will take care of fleas and mites as well as mange. The only way you will really know is if the vet does a scrapping of the skin and looks at it under a microscope. Take care.

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Stevecat511
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Dec 02, 2009

It could be many things including cat acne around the neck and face area. But, the only way to be certain is to have your Mom take the kitty to the vet. Only a vet can properly diagnose and treat the poor thing. She is probably very uncomfortable. Good luck, my dear.

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jackie
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Dec 02, 2009

I think your mom's kitty needs to see a vet to determine what is really going on.good luck

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Ethel02
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Dec 01, 2009

Maybe a Vet san help your family stop the pain that that sort of thing is probably causing, over the counter med will just cause more damage

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Kelly
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Dec 01, 2009

There are numerous reasons your mom's cat could be suffering from hair loss & scabby skin. She should really be examined by a vet to determine the exact cause of the problem & get the appropriate treatment. Just a few examples of potential reasons are allergies, stress, parasites, & psychogenic alopecia. There are other potential causes too numerous to mention. Successful treatment & recovery depend on the cause so correct diagnosis is extremely important.

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