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chewy April 23rd, 2005 10:08 PM

my cat skin problem
my cat licks and scratches all the time he has no fleas and he is lossing his hair and bleeding sometime what do i do

amber416 April 24th, 2005 04:12 AM

I would take the cat to the vet to see if there is any medical reason for the licking (like itching/irritated skin for whatever reason). Sometimes, however, cats over-groom themselves because of stress. It's an obsessive compulsive behavior. Has it been going on for awhile or only recently? Has there been any changes in the cat's environment?

chico2 April 24th, 2005 08:36 AM

It is more than likely due to stress,my Chico did the same,was bald on his tummy from over-grooming.
The vet gave me a cream to put on his bald spots and his hair soon grew back,but I also had to treat the reasons for his stress(too much attention to a new kitten)and Chico is now once again the boss,no more stress :D

justncase April 25th, 2005 03:40 PM

Consider adding brewer's yeast to the diet- about 5 tablets a day- either crushed on the food or popped into the mouth( grease the tablets first with a little butter) .

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