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Q. she is acting very normal and really active, but her fur is coming out in patches, mainly on her back nearest her tail

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DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. If you haven't checked for fleas, I would strongly recommend you do so. The tail base area is a very common spot for flea infestations in cats. There are a number of great products on the market that can be used to rid her of fleas if you find them - I like Frontline. If you treat her for fleas and the hairloss persists, it could be mites/mange, or even ringworm. A visit to the vet will be warranted if she doesn't improve after flea treatment.


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