cat-losing-her-hairThe hair is traditionally a sign of good health in cats. The hair loss is normal and is more important at certain times of the year. But there are different cause’s pathological needs to know in order not to miss an early disease. How to tell the difference between the tufts of hair found in the chair as he scratched and the other handle a real sign that depilation.

1. Moulting
The cat’s whiskers grow and die, so fall continuously throughout his life. However, the fall of hair is more important at certain times of the year, because the cat shed its skin in the fall (replacing the summer coat with a winter coat plus included) and spring (loss of hair winter). It should be noted that the shedding is more consistent in cats with thick and long hair.

What to do: If your cat shedding is really important you have the curry comb and brush with a cure yeast for 2 months. Yeast “like us” tablet is very popular with cats.

2. Gestation
When a female is pregnant or has given birth, the greater loss of hair is normal. Do not worry about it.

3. Parasites
Many parasitic diseases agent fits into the hair of the animal, and gradually do die and fall. Among them:

– Ringworm, a fungus housed in the hair shaft and feed on keratin, forming rounded roundish areas on the head, back and thighs.

– The FAD or flea allergic dermatitis: fleas in cats cause a significant itching and continuous scratching that results in a voluntary plucking hairs located on the back and neck.

Other parasites like Cheletielloses chiggers or the Malasseziose are causing hair loss.

To do: make tests to diagnose the parasite wood lamp for ringworm, skin scraping … to do with your veterinarian if in doubt.
Prevention: anti chip product to regularly.

4. Hormonal diseases
Disorders of hormone secretion have very often a symptom of hair loss usually symmetrical, bilateral mainly on the flanks and the back line. These diseases include the most known: diabetes mellitus, hyperoestrogenism and Cushing’s disease or hyperadrenocorticism.

To do: a blood test from your vet.

5. Power
A poor diet can cause a dull coat and an important change. Some cats may also make food allergies, causing among other hair loss, itching or formation of red patches.

To do: choose a diet dietetics called “hypoallergenic” or “sensitive”

6. The behavior
Licking and plucking, are sometimes found in stressed cats, anxiety, abuse or hypersensitive, especially in the legs and tail. In this case, also appear red patches on the skin, oozing and very susceptible to infections.

To do: take care of your cat, play.
In short

Solutions in the fight against hair loss in cats will be linked to the origin of it. Before the fight against this scourge must find the cause. To do this, go to your vet and make a consultation focused on this point.

The first thing to do is obviously to brush your cat regularly, some cats like the Norwegian Persian or require special maintenance and every day. Others however require only weekly brushing or month. There are more brushes that can significantly reduce the loss of hair.

Although worm and vaccinate her cat is an essential step. A healthy cat is noticed first by his physical appearance and especially by his hair. Brushing will help you more deworming detects the slightest noise that may persist on your pet.

There are many dietary supplements to prescribe your cat during moulting to maintain the hair. You can bring it to the yeast or make a course of vitamins.

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