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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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help please

hello..i'm new here..but i have a question, thought maybe i could find an answer here..my cat is 7 years old..recently i have noticed that a small patch of fur is missing from the outside of both of her arms, just above her paws..i would assume that she has been nibbling..any idea why she does this or if there is any cause for concern. thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 02:04 PM
 
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I think it could be a number of things like allergies, ringworm or even stress. This is a guess though....my cat has no hair to loose..LOL. I would bring her to the vet and have it checked out.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 02:16 PM
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It's a cause for concern, but NOT panic. Just have it checked out by your vet. In the meantime, I'd suggest washing your hands after handling your cat JUST IN CASE it's ringworm.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 02:16 PM
 
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One of mine chews the fur off of her tail. It started out as an underlying abcess, but turned into some sort of neurotic behavior. She still does it even though the abcess was treated long ago. Best to have a vet check it out, could be any number of things.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks everyone..my dad was the first to notice it..i will talk to him and see about making a vet appoinment..
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-10-2005, 09:36 PM
 
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My Zoee licks bald spots due to "stress" I have had her on spirit essences for a while now and her fur is growing back.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 12:55 PM
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Isn't that spot the site of a scent gland on cats forelegs...or is that just big cats?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 01:45 PM
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Yes, I think cats do too, although I don't know the exact location.
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