(Closed) Cat has patch of fur missing on front leg, any ideas?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
2892 posts
Sugar bee

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 # 7
365 posts
Helper bee

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
2359 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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. 

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