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Q. Losing fur along back legs. Avoiding litter box ad having trouble pooping cat

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. I recommend you get her assessed fully by a vet in order to investigate exactly what is going on and to advise on a treatment plan. You do not say if she has constipation or loose stools and a sensation of straining constantly. Hair loss is common in cats with ongoing diarrhea both from soiling/overgrooming and poor nutritional balance due to maldigestion. A fecal exam would be important in identifying underlying causes, a pelvic x-ray may also be required to rule out any partial obstructions etc. A good quality worm dose and high fiber diet may also help alongside a highly digestible, intestinal diet (eg Royal Canin or Hills)


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