Q. My cat licks her fur leaving bald areas(new hair grows back) skin and hair samples were neg.,steroid and antibiotic injections.still with problem

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A. Cats can suffer from a rare disorder termed psychogenic alopecia whereby they compulsively over groom and pull out or break the 'normal' hair to the point of bald patches. This generally starts as a displacement behavior as a reaction to stress and then there is a feel-good endorphin release from the pain which causes the condition to keep cycling. Anxiety treatments and occasionally prescription medications can help in conjunction with your vet and a behaviorist familiar with cats

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