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Old 01-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had Pipin from the shelter for a month now. He came with some battle wounds around the head area.. perhaps because he was abandoned he just got a little beat up from exploring or whatever. I dunno though. The vet records shows he had 1 tic on his side which is cleared up, and that he has no worms. Since I've had him he's had considerably less hair between his eyes and ears and I thought I'd post pics and see what you folks think. If he's healthy and this is just his regular appearance, or if you think this could change for better or worse in time.

I attatched a couple of pics here. A distance shot of him looking like a dope on NY Years heh (was very close to naming him "The Dude" at the shelter because this is how I first met him looking at me..) and a close up taken just above his head. (normal rez with no zoom) There's also a pic of his left side.. note the hair loss around the ear. He's also only 3 years old.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it's perfectly normal
cats have kind of different hair on the temple, it looks like there is less hair, it's especially evident in black cats.

some people dont know about it. i.e. my husband so he was concerned about our two cars after we adopted them he told me that our cats are balding


in conclusion, i am convinced it's normal - all of cats I had (6 all together) have/had that baldness on their temples.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick response. Here's a couple more pics.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick response. Here's a couple more pics.

after seeing those new pictures I am 100% sure it's completely normal. temples of all cats I have (or had) look exactly the same
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, it's perfectly normal. My black cat, Thor, had funny eyebrows like that as a kitten, but they've mostly grown out by now.
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Just been staring at Lottie who is sitting on the arm of my chair and hers are the same.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Rocky and Lily both have the same thing, it is more noticeable with Rocky since he is a black cat though . It is normal



Old picture of Rocky but you can see how he has less hair there
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It's normal.

Blacky looks particularly bad in this picture. Often it comes down to lighting, I don't normally notice it:

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks folks. One less vet bill for me to think about. Everybody has such cool looking cats
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Pipin is cool looking too! look at that black tail on white kitty!
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