Reasons Why Cats Can Lose Their Hair


When we have pets we never think of the challenging maladies that they are susceptible to. We know that they need to have frequent trips to the vet to make sure that they do not have ring worm or fleas - but we never think about how they may have cancer or other such problems.

One disease that your cat can suffer from is alopecia - or hair loss. It might take a month or two to observe that all or parts of your cat's body has lost large quantities of hair that does not look to be coming back. This problem may be induced by several different things.


The most potential cause for hair loss is an infection that is going through their bodies. It is feasible that they contracted a fungal or bacterial infection from a different cat or from other things. Ordinarily the vet will consider the possibility of ringworm when it is a kitten or a much older cat that has the disease. They might also have folliculitis - which is a rare bacterial infection that hurts the cat's hair follicles.


Older cats often begin to over groom themselves. When they do this they pull out their hair in large bunches. This condition is known as psychogenic alopecia. The most popular grooming regions that are impacted is the back and lower part of the legs. One of the main reasons that they do this is because of stress. It is manageable that the stress is coming from their owners neglecting or abusing them.


The cat's body has the ability to at times develop too much or too little hormones causing the cat's hair to thin out. If they have troubles with their thyroid this can cause their ability to repair and re-grow the hair almost impossible. Cat hair loss can also be attributed to the adrenal glands malfunctioning and developing large amounts of the cortical hormone.



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