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What is this on stray cat’s skin?

I'm not a vet, so this is not professional advice. From the pictures, these look like seriously infected wounds that urgently need treatment, these will not heal on their own and likely get worse ...
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What causes bald spot between eye and ears on a cat?

Cats naturally have thinner fur in that area, and if you look at the head at just the right angle, it can look almost bald like the photo. On some cats (especially those with darker fur, because of ...
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What causes bald spot between eye and ears on a cat?

The phenomenon of hair loss in that area is called facial alopecia, and it's a normal pattern of hair loss when cats age. There are also scent glands around the face area, which cats enjoy rubbing on ...
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Should I get a second opinion from a different vet regarding my cat's hair loss, dark spots in ear and scabby skin?

Please note that I'm not a vet, but I once had a cat that went missing for some time and came back with a very severe ear infection including mites. The dark stuff in your cats ear is ear wax and the ...
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Hairloss in cat, which appears to be anomalous

It is very hard to answer questions about shedding in cats as it is very variable in the different breeds. Some cats will shed fur more or less continuously over the year and other cats will shed ...
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What is this weird pimple on my cat's skin?

Almost all mamals do have nipples just like it is in human female/males. The number of mamarian nipples in cats are normaly 6 to 8 but it can vary from 4 to 10 and the numbers are not always even. ...
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Hair shedding from upper body while lower still have long hair

The options of treatment in this case is not only limited but also expensive. If it is hereditary then although there is no treatment, rest assured that your cat is fine. You may want to check with ...
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Why is my cat losing hair in small patches on her head?

An unhealthy diet, poor health or an undetected disease can all be causes for your cat to lose their hair. As these are all quite broad reasons, it's important to visit your vet to identify the ...
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What's Causing my cat's hair loss?

I had a foster cat who was also overgrooming to the point of extreme hair loss. Obviously an exam by a vet would be the most ideal, but since you said it's limited in your area I can share with you ...
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My older cat is having skin issues and my vet doesn't seem to know what is wrong with him. Is anyone familiar with this?

I honestly don't know what exactly it is, but I'll try to help you narrow it down. Please keep in mind that I'm not a vet and the information given in this post is not supposed to replace a ...
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Why is my kitten shedding?

I once measured the amount of fur my normal 4,5-5kg cat shed in one week, it was 5,45 grams of medium length fur (it is the amount from the brush I used, so the real amount of fur shed is higher than ...
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What is this scabbing and hair loss on my cat's ear?

With that question you better to go to a vet. He will take skin scraping, and check it in laboratory. The treatment will depend on what your cat has, whether it's mange, mites, tinea, food allergy. ...
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What is this scabbing and hair loss on my cat's ear?

We see a few cats come in like this, could be a number of things like parasites (parasite control always recommended for outdoor pets). If he is outdoors he could have gotten into a scrap with another ...
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Pomeranian hair not growing back after shaving

Your dog is affected by a phenomenon called “post-clipping alopecia,” which (as you acknowledge) can occur after a dog is improperly groomed. (All emphases are mine.) Post Clipping Alopecia, ...
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Hamster hair loss

Hamster hair loss is usually a vicious cycle: some irritation causes itching, itching causes scratching, scratching causes more irritation, etc. Other usual suspects would be stress, which can lead to ...
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Hamster hair loss

The hair loss of a hamster is almost always caused by rubbing against a hard object or sharp object in its cage, but the type of bedding you may use could potentially cause the hamster to lose hair if ...
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Cat has bare area where collar rubbed

Try different collars. You should check the skin for any signs of irritation, abrasion, redness, and so forth. These could be signs of an allergy or some such. If you notice any obvious signs of an ...
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Just found a bald spot under my cat's chin

According to my thinking, this is a bacterial skin infection specifically known as the staph infection caused by staphylococcus aureus (bacteria). It usually doesn't cause irritation, itching, or ...
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What is this hair loss at my cats ears and head?

Please keep in mind that I am not a vet. I cannot diagnose your cat, but I suspect that she has skin mites. There are many different types of mites and most of them are microscopic. They can live in ...
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Just found a bald spot under my cat's chin

The Safest quick test is to treat it as Feline acne and cleanse it gently with a few drops of iodine solution diluted in a cup of warm water (iced tea colored -- it will sting your kitty if it's not ...
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Why is my kitten shedding?

Perfectly normal, unless the kitten's getting bald spots, then it may be a flea problem. Get the metal bristle pet shed brush for the kitten, it helps so much. If the kittens gums are pale, that's a ...
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What is this scabbing and hair loss on my cat's ear?

It looks like a fungal infection. If the cat is licking excessively and losing hair in patches then it is fungal infection. More commonly known as ringworm. Give your cat medicated anti fungal shampoo ...
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