Why is my cat pulling her fur out?

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According to veterinarian Arnold Plotnick, a cat that pulls her fur out is experiencing a medical problem, such as mites, or a psychological problem caused by stress and fear. Excessive grooming also makes a cat susceptible to hair loss.

Jean Hofve, DVM, cites flea-bite allergies as the most common cause of hair pulling. However, she strongly advises against flea collars because they are annoying and harmful. Dr. Patrick Tate states that metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and hyperthyroidism, cause anxiety in felines, which is a primary cause of fur pulling. A veterinarian can diagnose and prescribe a remedy for a particular cat's discomfort.

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Because she wants to!!! In many cases the problem is behavioral; it may be a response to stress. The underlying cause may be physical, though. Allergies (e.g., to grain in their food
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my mom's cat does the same thing he will jus pull his fur out for the hell of it. Vet told them he is very tempormental. I think that's how you spell it. I also read that cats do
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1. Have your cat checked up by your veterinarian. Your cat might be pulling out the other cat's hair as a result of a serious illness. When a cat is sick, taking out miserable feelings
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Maybe she thinks she's a sphynx like her big cousin Dallas x
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