What would couse a cat to lose its hair?

United States
June 18, 2011 10:02pm CST
I am asking because I know a cat who has lost alot of his tail hair! Aspen is the cat. He is a black tiger with lots of white on his coat. He looks weird and I am wondering if anyone knows what would couse this! thanks!
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@celticeagle (119823)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun 11
We have a black male cat called Sabbath and a black and white female named Crystal. We used to have about a dozen but had to get rid of most. It could be caused from over grooming due to stress, allergies, lack of light, ringworm, hormone inbalance, flea infestation or vitamin deficensy. It is rather hard to treat unless you know what the real cause is. Good luck to you!
• United States
26 Jun 11
It could any of those things! Some people who have seen him,think it is allergies. It could be fleas,too! Anyway I wish his "mom" would take him to the vet! I would but right now I can't afford to do it or I would!
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@celticeagle (119823)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Jun 11
Bet it is allergies.
• United States
19 Jun 11
If the cat lays on plastic he could be allergic to the plastic. We had a cat that developed sores around her mouth because she was allergic to the plastic bowl. They went away after we switched the bowl to metal. Also it could be an allergic reaction to foods, are there bumps under the cat's fur? Ours had bumps under her fur and would pull the fur out because of an allergy to her food.
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• United States
26 Jun 11
Aspen has no bumps on his body He has been eating out of the same dish and eaten the same food for a long time. It couldn't be that! Aspen could be over grooming or have allergies,from what other people have told me hear!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 11
Fleas, stress, maybe ringworm? If it's ringworm, it needs to be treated. it's not particularly dangerous, but it's very contagious.
• United States
26 Jun 11
I hope it is not ringworm! If I could get Aspen to the vet I would! I can't afford to and his "mom" asks like he doesn't need to see a vet! Gr! maybe it has to do with stress,fleas or overgrooming! That would not be so bad!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Jun 11
If it is ringworm, it's very easily treated with over the counter lamisil.
@minx267 (14586)
• Hartford, Connecticut
20 Jun 11
There are many possibilities. Fleas or an allergic reaction to them could get them started. then there are mites.. or stress.. Or like my little kitten a couple years ago.. ?? Nothing that we could find.. She was 4 weeks old and lost all her outer coat.. all she was left with was peach fuzz. Cute as heck.
@minx267 (14586)
• Hartford, Connecticut
20 Jun 11
Precious.. Kitten with mysterious hair loss - my adorable precious.. who lost her hair as a baby.
Posted too quick meant to add.. that she was checked for all of the above and the Vet could not find anything wrong with her.
• United States
26 Jun 11
Alot of people here on Mylot has mentioned allergies,fleas,over grooming or even stress. I wish I had money to take him to the vet! Aspen's "mom" probaly won't do it! Mostly he is a barn cat! I hope aspen gets over on its on!
@crasite (10)
19 Jun 11
My cat once lose all of its fir, yes all of its fir. Later on I know that he lost his fur due to eating white popinac. After a month he regain his fir, but more than he usually have
• United States
26 Jun 11
You telling your cat went bald? OMG! That is weird! Luckily your cat grew his fur back when you found what caused the fur lose! I hope Aspen's probelm is discovered soon!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
19 Jun 11
A lot of times if a cat has a reaction to fleas they over groom. Also, if they are over stressed, some cats will over groom then too. I've had both
• United States
26 Jun 11
A cat can lose it hair because of over grooming? Stress can cause it too! Never knew that! i just learnt something new! I think Aspen could be over grooming!
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