Cat hair loss

Symptoms of cat hair loss 

Hair loss, and hair loss patterns may vary, they may be in specific areas, or widespread. 
Skin may appear normal, or show some abnormal signs, such as: redness, many scars, pointed, scales, or the cat may experience loss of layers of skin, which is known as ulceration, and some other symptoms that depend on the underlying causes of hair loss.

The causes of cat hair loss

 There are several causes for cat hair loss, including the following:

  • Allergies: Cats suffer from some types of allergies, such as: allergies to some foods , dust, medications, pollen, and insect bites. Allergies are considered one of the main causes of cat hair loss. They are bald spots, and this type can be treated with medication. 

  • Parasites: The presence of parasites, such as fleas, ticks, lice, mites, itchy cats, makes them lick their fur, causing sores, bald spots, and treatments may usually be quick and easy. Ringworm inflammation: It is a fungal infection, and one of its signs is a scaly ring of lost hair, and the vet identifies antifungal creams or ointments.

  • Stress and anxiety: Cats lick and scratch the fur when they are tense, causing hair loss, and doctors call this condition the psychological alopecia, as the cats who suffer from it tend to lick the abdomen areas, sides, and legs, and this is very common among the original female cats with nervous characters Wounds can be treated personally or by consulting your veterinarian about the delivery of antidepressants, or changes in the environment. 

  • Pain: Cats with arthritis may lick themselves at the site of the pain.