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 Post subject: Bald patch of hair
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:18 am 
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Last Memorial Day, Quasar lost a patch of fur on his flank about the diameter of a quarter.

I put him into his portable kennel while hubs and I were leveling our travel trailer. When I took him out again, there was a loose tuft of fur and a bald spot. The only answer I could come up with for the hair tuft was that it had snagged in his leash swivel hook while he was in the kennel.

The area has never been raw or sore looking but Quasar keeps licking it when he grooms himself and does not allow the hair to grow back completely.

Whenever I think it's growing back in, he goes back at it and it's worse than it was to begin with.

Yesterday, I bought some Bitter Yuck and blotted some on the bald-ish patch. He licked at it and I hoped that the taste would deter him.

This morning, I blotted some more Bitter Yuck on the patch.

Tonight, the patch is even bigger and part of his skin is completely bald.

Is there anything else anyone has tried to stop their cat from licking a hot-spot?

Any help would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Bald patch of hair
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:40 pm 
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I think you need to work on curing whatever was the issue to begin with. It's odd that terrible tasting stuff doesn't deter him, so maybe there is something going on with the skin there. Personally, I would take him to the vet and have it checked out.


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 Post subject: Re: Bald patch of hair
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:13 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
I think you need to work on curing whatever was the issue to begin with. It's odd that terrible tasting stuff doesn't deter him, so maybe there is something going on with the skin there. Personally, I would take him to the vet and have it checked out.


Yea, I think the same thing. Probably need to lay off the bitter yuck, sounds like there is something underlying that going on. I remember when my Serafina went through a phase where she was mowing her hair down, the vet did some sort of check where he shined some special light on it to look for the presence of some sort of microscopic parasite or fungus or something? Perhaps it's something like that? Perhaps a trip to the vet is in order.

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