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Cat Skin Disease

…are usually exhibited, other symptoms may be present as well. These include compulsive biting and excessive scratching, especially around the head, neck, and above the tail. As a result of this intense scratching, hair loss and bald spots may occur. Furthermore, the itching experienced by a cat suffering from flea allergy dermatitis tends to be seasonal rather than year-round. In contrast, food allergies are the most common culprit with respect…

Cat Licking and Chewing Fur

…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 see a veterinarian. Hair loss in cats can mean that they are…

Cat Fur-Mowing

Overview Fur-mowing refers to excessive licking of certain areas of the cat’s body, leading to hair loss and sometimes skin lesions. Excessive licking is generally not apparent at first since it is consistent with normal grooming behavior, and owners may only become aware of the problem when an obvious bald patch develops. Large patches of bald skin is not only unsightly, they are more prone to sunburn, frostbite, injuries, and infections. The…

Atopy - Inhalant Allergies

…(caused by bacterial infection of the ear) may also develop and contribute to the pet’s discomfort. Other secondary skin abnormalities include redness, crusts, hair loss, scaling, stained fur from saliva. Dog may have a runny nose. Cats may show symptoms of facial itchiness, hair loss, sores, and bumps with bloody scabs. Diagnosis of Atopy involves allergy testing or eliminating items from the pet’s environment. The veterinarian needs to know a…

Cat Worms

…cause blood loss due to damage to the intestinal walls, and this can lead to anemia. Cats with anemia tend to have pale mucous membranes and a rapid heartbeat. In addition, other symptoms of a worm infestation include a loss of energy and listlessness. Some felines also experience abdominal pain and develop a swollen belly. Coat changes can also be indicative of a parasite infestation, including dry, coarse, and dull fur or hair loss. Finally, a…

Cat Vitamins

…veterinarian to identify this condition through the use of blood tests. Other, more outwardly noticeable symptoms of malnutrition include a variety of skin problems and coat changes. Such coat changes can include hair loss and dry fur that has a dull appearance and coarse texture. While symptoms may vary depending on the specific type of vitamin or mineral deficiency that your cat is experiencing, these are some of the more common and general…

Cat Diarrhea

…feces of a cat suffering from diarrhea. Often, the liquid stools will be accompanied by a bad odor. After defecating, a cat with this problem may continue to strain, and may also develop matted fur beneath its tail. Tenderness in its hind end and a loss of appetite may also be exhibited by a cat that is experiencing diarrhea. Rather than being a disease or illness in itself, diarrhea is actually a symptom of another problem or condition, such as…

Dog Cushings Disease

…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 loss of elastin. Three other frequently occurring symptoms are…

Cat Bug Bites

…In addition, black grit referred to as flea dirt may also be visible in your cats fur. Sometimes, the fleas themselves may be visible moving around on your pets skin. In the case of a hypersensitive cat that is allergic to flea bites, symptoms are much more pronounced. The biting and scratching become excessive, almost compulsive, and can lead to hair loss and bald spots. Some hypersensitive cats will also develop skin disease and lip ulcers.…

Dog Hyperthyroidism

…canine companion may be suffering from hyperthyroidism, there are a number of characteristic warning signs that you can look out for. One of the most common and most noticeable symptoms of canine hyperthyroidism is weight loss despite an unusually ravenous appetite. If your pet is eating more than normal and yet seems to be getting thinner and thinner, you should have him or her checked out for this endocrine condition. Sometimes dogs with this…

Cat Cushings Disease

…may also occur, frequently in the form of an increased appetite. Some cats suffering from adrenal gland dysfunction also experience changes with their coats. For example, a cats fur may thin or display signs of slow regrowth. With respect to Cushings disease, hair loss and thinning most typically occur on the cats body, rather than on the legs and head. Calcified lumps may also develop under the cats skin. A cat with Cushings disease may also…

Cat Fleas

…flea excrement made up of a combination of digested blood and other flea waste products. Finally, you may actually be able to spot the fleas themselves as they move about on your cats skin. If you comb through your pets fur and see tiny black dots scurrying for cover, you will have found fleas. Some cats react more severely to the presence of fleas due to a hypersensitivity to flea saliva. This leads to a condition referred to as , which can…

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