Q. My cat has started to pull her fur out with her teeth. She's been losing hair on her tail and left thigh. How can I correct this behavior?
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. I would be suspicious of a significant cause of itching or discomfort such as fleas, infections or allergies in order to result in cat tearing her hair out. Treatment would depend on the specific reason but a good quality flea/mite spot on from your vets office would be a good start. Anxiety and overgrooming can also occur in cats but this is much less common, natural tryptophan supplements and pheromone products can help with this