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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:38 PM
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Arrow Cat pulling out fur.

I have a male cat that is 8 years old. He has been pulling out his fur for about a year now, it has been getting worse during the past month or so. There are some noticeable bald spots on the back and stomach. There are no fleas. I was wondering if it could be caused by dry skin. If not is there any suggestions of what could cause this.

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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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Have you seen a vet about this?

What does your cat eat?
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Old November 14th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Could be allergies!
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:38 PM
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My cat does it when he's stressed. For him, stress = not getting tonnes and tonnes of love, but any upheaval or changes in your household could cause this.

I would rule out allergies with a vet and consider stress as a potential culprit.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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Question Any changes?

TommyGirl226, Some questions: Any thing you can think of that happened in the last 2 months to make his condition worse? Changes in the household? --- of people (stress thro job loss, relationship issues), addition/deletion of other pets? furniture changes? different household products? In past couple months, our windows have been closed more--perhaps more toxins, allergens concentrated? Our furnaces have been on, so air is drier...did you try a humidifier?
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Old November 14th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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He's eating special kitty gourmet flavor, its says its good for adult cats hairballs and that sort of thing. I haven't had him to a vet he seems just fine except for pulling out his fur. Nothing changed in his environment during the last year or so. He has some white flakes in his fur that looks like dandruff or dry skin, could that do something.
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