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Old November 7th, 2002, 09:46 PM
chris chris is offline
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Unhappy cat pulling out fur, dry skin

I have a grey domestic shorthair, 12 yrs old. For the past several years, he's regularly pulled out tufts of fur from his lower back. His skin has always been dry there, but now the dry skin and fur pulling are getting worse - he's pulled out enough fur that you can see large skin flakes underneath. There's no scabbing or evidence of infection.

Of note, he has a history of stones and has eaten Hill's Prescription c/d-oxl for many years to help reduce stone recurrence.

I'm thinking of giving him a bath w/ cat dandruff shampoo, brushing him, but wonder if this is the correct approach. Appreciate you help.
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Old November 15th, 2002, 08:40 PM
herman herman is offline
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Hi Chris,

I highly doubt this will solve the problem.

Sounds like a dermatological problem to me.

It could also be the food he is eating is contributing to his condition.

A good humidifyer could surely help, but a good trip to the vet would help even more.

good luck

Herman
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