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Pattern Baldness in Cats

Treatment

 

Treatment and care varies, depending on the underlying cause of the condition. Various medications and procedures may be prescribed based on your pet's individual diagnosis.

 

Living and Management

 

Frequent examinations of symptoms are important to ensuring the success of the treatment. If the underlying cause of alopecia is successfully determined and treated, the prognosis is good. Many causes of feline symmetrical alopecia – such as fleas – can be controlled.

 

Prevention

 

There are many underlying causes that may lead to feline symmetrical alopecia, some of which may be prevented. To avoid alopecia due to flea infestation, for example, regular use of flea powder may prove useful. 

 

 

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