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Q: Why is my female cat shedding in her lower-belly area?

August 26, 2008 | By Anonymous | 4 answers | Expired: 2299 days ago

Why is my female cat shedding in her lower-belly area?

When we first got her, she'd just had kittens and her entire under belly was nearly bald for obvious reasons. She is a strictly indoor cat and has been spayed and the only other cat in the house is a female as well...so she's not preggers!! I'd been finding numerous clumps of black fur around the house in excess and happened to notice when I rub her belly now, the lower part is nearly bald. Should I be worried? Could she be stressed? We've only had our other cat for a couple months and they still don't get along so I guess that could be a cause of stress for her. What do you think?

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Jill R.
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Aug 27, 2008

yep, bring her to your vet. Some cats will pull their hair out on their belly when they are upset or stressed- just like the way people chew on their nails. It could also be a medical condition, so best to have her checked out.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Aug 27, 2008

I would get a skin scraping at the vet if I were you. Just in case it is mange or somthing.

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Rhonda S.
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Aug 26, 2008

How long ago did she have kittens and was spayed? It could be hormones causing the problem. Also check for fleas. She may have a flea allergy. Ringworm is another possibility, but all these need to diagnosed by your vet.

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Lucas
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Aug 26, 2008

it could be parasites? Im not much of a cat expert but if i were you, id take her to a vet for a check up to be sure =]

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