Q. My cat is 12 or 13 years old,always healthy. But about 1 week ago, I noticed he had hairloss on his back. He has scabs and flaky skin

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A. Older cats can develop poor skin and also reduced grooming habits, as well as being just as able to pick up fleas or other parasites. I recommend keeping up to date with anti-parasite medications and a full health check to rule out skin infections or internal causes for his poor skin. A fatty acid supplement can act as a natural anti-inflammatory and improve his natural skin barrier and moisture levels

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