Post # 1
I noticed last night that one of my cats has a little patch of fur on her front leg that is very thin. It’s about an inch long and maybe ¼ inch wide. There is also one starting on her other leg in the excat same spot. It’s not red, or bleeding, she’s not scratching it or licking it.
She is otherwise fine, eating, drinking water, acting normal. We have not changed her diet, or kitty litter, or anything for that matter.
We are getting ready to move, but just started packing yesterday. We have had several empty boxes sitting in our place for about a week now.
This will be the 3rd time we have moved with her, and she has always done very well before/during/after the moves.
Post # 3
Our cat lost patches of fur and it was from a food allergy. We switched her to the vet’s food, but it was so expensive. We found a “better” food that had the same ingredients as the vet’s at PetSmart, it’s called Innova. I’d looked into a diet change. The vet says diet is the first step in finding out what could be the cause of many ailments.
Also: Even if your cat has been on the same food (or different) since the beginning, food allergies can occur at any time.
Post # 4
I’m not sure, but we just noticed a bald spot at the tip of our cats tail. He has an appointment at the vet on Friday to have it looked at and have a check up.
Post # 5
Vet should be able to answer your questions. BUT our vet once mentioned her cat is an absolute clean freak about certain parts of her body. She literally licks the same spot clean so frequently that she has little bald patches here and there. Isn’t dangerous. Just weird. Again, the vet will know for sure but I’m just guessing that could be something.
Post # 6
@BetterSherm: I was wondering about this, because I read that sometimes the allergies dont show up until they are 3-5 years old. She is about 3.5
I think she may have sensitive skin too because she had chin acne when we got her, but we got rid of it pretty fast.
I think i will see how the next few days ago, and try to get her to a vew next week.
Thanks for the replies!
Post # 7
My cat growing up would over-groom her legs and paws to the point that she went kind of bald like that. It was a weird anxiety thing. I’d check with the vet to be sure, but my guess is that she’s just going through some anxiety.
Post # 8
minor things could be stress, anxiety, excessive grooming, allergies
It could also be Ringworm.
She may be stressed from you guys packing… cats are very finicky when it comes to “new” things…. they like things in the same place. If things around the house are new, or get moved, it can cause them stress.
Post # 9
I am starting to wonder if its stress from her seeing the empty boxes.
I also think she was abused or straved when she was a kitten because she get very vocal and anxious around feeding time, like shes making sure i dont forget to feed her.
We are moving a much bigger place, with lots of windows for them (we have 3 altogether) to get in so I hope she will be a happy cat after the move.