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Cat Licking and Chewing Fur

…why. Cats tend to suffer from quite easily and when they do, they lick and chew on their fur. Although this is the most common reason there are also plenty of other reasons as to why your cat is losing his or her fur.Signs and Symptoms Hair loss in cats can be caused by several reasons; either stress or allergies are the most popular. If you are at all worried about your cat, and why they are chewing their fur, then you should take you cat in to…

Cat Worms

…dry, coarse, and dull fur or hair loss. Finally, a cat with worms may suffer from vomiting and diarrhea. If you observe your cat displaying any of the above symptoms, its important to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible so that your pet can be examined and tested for worms. Prompt diagnosis and treatment will restore your cats health as well as its comfort and happiness.Diagnosis Diagnosis of a case of cat worms is generally made…

Cat Itching

…examination of their cat’s fur and skin cat owners may notice scabs, sores, dandruff and other worrisome signs. For some cats, the itching and scratching can become so bad that thinning hair occurs in some spots and large clumps of shedding hair may be found around the home. Some cats may also lose their usual spunk due to the discomfort they are in. So what exactly is going on and what can cat owners do to help alleviate their cat’s itchiness?…

Cat Hypothyroidism

…of a cat with hypothyroidism begin to slow down as a result of this disorder, and this means that the animal will experience less new hair growth. With time, the cats hair will lose its shine, become greasy, and begin to fall out. Bald patches often appear on the animals trunk and its also common for a cat with this condition to develop a bald tail, except for a tuft of fur at the very tip. Unhealthy skin is also typical of cats with…

Cat Contact Dermatitis

…give you an anti-inflammatory medication to give to your cat. You will probably need to take your cat back to the vet for a follow up so the vet can be sure the dermatitis has cleared up and to further discuss what caused the reaction so it does not happen again. Watching your cat suffer from contact dermatitis can be heart breaking. It can cause your cat to look unhealthy and even lose fur. Getting immediate vet care and treatment should help…

Cat Toxoplasmosis

…feral cats away from domesticated cats and being vigilant about changing the litter box (making sure the person doing so is not pregnant). Most people in good health do not get cat toxoplasmosis. Simply stroking a cats fur is not likely to pass on this disease from cat to human, especially since cats have a naturally tendency to keep themselves clean as it is. Pregnant women should not fear living in the same home as a cat, even after the cat

Dog Itching

…owners frequently have to deal with. Often, after a closer examination of the animals fur and skin dog owners may notice scabs, sores, dandruff and other worrisome signs. For some dogs, the itching and scratching can become so bad that thinning hair occurs in some spots and large clumps of shedding hair may be found around the home. Some pets may also lose their usual spunk due to the discomfort they are in. So what exactly is going on and what…

Dog Cushings Disease

…Generally, several of these symptoms will occur in combination. One of the most common signs of Canine Cushings Disease is hair loss, which often occurs symmetrically and evenly, and can affect a large surface area. Dull, dry fur and slow regrowth are other changes that can occur with respect to your pets coat. Many dogs also experience thinning, wrinkling, or darkening of their skin, which results from changes in the epidermis that include a…

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