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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Symmetrical Bald Spots

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My 2 year old exotic shorthair male cat has 2 bald spots on his hind legs/paws. They increase/decrease in size but never go away. I don't see any redness or infection nor does it hurt him. See picture of the larger spot. Is this aggressive litter box? Wear and tear?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 06:49 PM
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It's kind of hard to tell from the pic where exactly that is on the leg. But since it's on both legs, I suspect it's on the "elbow"....if it is, it's normal "wear & tear", they tend to build up calluses there.


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It's kind of hard to tell from the pic where exactly that is on the leg. But since it's on both legs, I suspect it's on the "elbow"....if it is, it's normal "wear & tear", they tend to build up calluses there.
I guess you could call it the elbows. better pictures below. I am glad to know that it's normal though! Pretty hard to get him to sit still for a picture!!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2015, 07:12 AM
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Don't rule out ringworm, too. Probably should have a vet double check this.

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Yeah...that's a callus. I find it extremely unlikely that ringworm would appear in exactly the same spot on both legs.


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Yeah...that's a callus. I find it extremely unlikely that ringworm would appear in exactly the same spot on both legs.
My cats are indoor cats...ringworms are transmitted through an infected animal, am I correct?

Plus there is no redness there.
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Looks like "wear and tear" to me....hair just rubbed off since it's on the hocks of both legs.

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