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Q. My cat is losing hid hair between his hind legs. There is no visual signs of bumpy skin or redness. He just started losing his hair.

A. He is likely excessively licking the area. If you see broken off hairs, thenthat is the case. Often cats excessively lick this area when they are nervous or very sensitive or easily stressed. Reducing stress and often a pheromone dispenser like Feliway will help. You should, however, have your vet examine your kitty just to make sure that there is no physical issue causing this. If the pheromones do not work (givve it about 2 months time) then your vet can prescribe medication to make your kitty less stressed and nervous.

Answered By
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM

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