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May 6, 2015 ... We asked a veterinary dermatologist to explain why cats pull their hair out and chances are, it's a medical rather than behavioral reason.


Apr 4, 2017 ... Cats are fastidious when it comes to keeping their coat in tip-top condition. ... This can lead to the cat having a ragged appearance to his coat or even having bald patches. To stop a cat from pulling its hair out you need to get to the bottom of .... I used a flea product, but all the vet's tests came back normal.


If you have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate hearing back from you. ... Cats who pull, chew, or excessively groom their fur do this despite the fact that ... be aware that our seemingly calm cat is actually stressed out about something.


Nov 11, 2011 ... Kirkwood, MO - Veterinarian Patrick Tate says hair pulling in cats is not uncommon and usually has to do with a medical or behavioral problem.


This innate behavior can cross the line from cleanliness to obsession, though, ... Some cats take grooming too far and pull their own hair out due to stress.


My cat Missy has been pulling out her hair on her hind quarters. I have taken her to two different Vets and they can not seem to do anything that will stop her pulling out her hair in big tuffs. ... And she is now back to pulling out her hair. Please ...


These can begin as a simple issue, but then manifest into several issues rolled ... More commonly, cats may groom excessively or pull out their own fur, which is called ... polar bear at the Central Park Zoo, compulsively swims back and forth.


Oct 14, 2011 ... Recently my cat has been ripping out his fur a LOT more than ... and the area your kitty is pulling hair from(back legs and quarters) can also indicate a litter ... Kitty still scratches some, and I do still have to give her 1/4 tablet of ...


Feb 5, 2011 ... Excessive grooming in cats can be real a problem. ... aren't supposed to lick and chew themselves until their fur falls out. ... The best way to check for fleas is to examine the fur on your cat's lower back at the base of his tail.


Nov 17, 2010 ... Far and away the most common reason for cats to pull out their hair, ... Your vet will do a skin scraping and put it under the microscope to check ...