Cat is losing hair above her eye - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 6
Cat is losing hair above her eye


My cat, Bella is 5 years old. I've noticed she's missing a patch of hair above her left eye. We recently moved back in with my parents and my parents have 2 dogs. I'm wondering if this is a result of stress. I have never heard of hair loss from stress before but I'm concerned about her. I haven't noticed hair loss anywhere else yet though her left ear also looked a little sparse. Also, there was a little red scratch it looked like above her right eye. Could this be an allergy? Some sort of disease? Am I just worrying for nothing?
allie_renee is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 12:26 PM
Cat Addict
Dave_ph's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Posts: 3,257
Re: Cat is losing hair above her eye

Sounds almost exactly like what I'm having with Fay right now.

Results are in the threads "The kids have a cat door now" and "Mia is very sick"


The last time people tried to elimate free roaming cats it resulted in The Black Plague.
Dave_ph is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 10:18 PM
Premier Cat
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Monroe, GA
Posts: 14,670
Re: Cat is losing hair above her eye

All cats have "thin" hair at their temples, between their eyes/ears. It is most noticeable on black cats whose pale skin shows through the sparse hair, more so than on lighter colored cats. This is normal, though completely 'bald' patches are not and if there are scratches, just be sure her claws (inner 'thumb' claw) aren't scratching her as she grooms herself and/or check her ears for ear-mites.
heidi =^..^=
Heidi n Q is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome