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Why is My Cat Losing Hair? Hair Loss in Cats

Treatment for Hair Loss


If the alopecia is due to a skin disorder (e.g., skin erosions), thyroid imbalance, or other hormonal imbalance, there are medications and topical treatments available. If hair loss is due to a behavioral issue, modification treatment can be taught to lessen the problem. Overall, treatment options are fairly limited.


Living and Management


Other than administering the appropriate medication, you should observe the cat's condition to make sure it does not become worse.




There are no surefire methods to prevent hair loss in cats.

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