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Posted by: Momof3 | 2010/05/14

2yr old cat loosing fur

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The hair loss as you know is due to skin irritation.
<br/>The irritation maybe due
<br/>a)fleas - also flea saliva, flea droppings e.t.c),
<br/>b)worms - ingestion of fleas can facilitate the transmission of tapeworm to your cat
<br/>c)impacted/infected anal glands - can be expressed by your vet
<br/>d)anal irritation
<br/>
<br/>I would recommend the following:
<br/>a) Flea treatment every 2 weeks (flea spray is probably the best). You should also treat the internal environment and bedding with an appropriate environmental flea spray.
<br/>b) Regular deworming - 4-5 x year or when required.
<br/>c) Express the anal glands - Let your vet do this.
<br/>d) Examination of the anal area to identify if there is an anal polyps e.t.c

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Posted by: CyberVet | 2010/05/14

The hair loss as you know is due to skin irritation.
<br/>The irritation maybe due
<br/>a)fleas - also flea saliva, flea droppings e.t.c),
<br/>b)worms - ingestion of fleas can facilitate the transmission of tapeworm to your cat
<br/>c)impacted/infected anal glands - can be expressed by your vet
<br/>d)anal irritation
<br/>
<br/>I would recommend the following:
<br/>a) Flea treatment every 2 weeks (flea spray is probably the best). You should also treat the internal environment and bedding with an appropriate environmental flea spray.
<br/>b) Regular deworming - 4-5 x year or when required.
<br/>c) Express the anal glands - Let your vet do this.
<br/>d) Examination of the anal area to identify if there is an anal polyps e.t.c

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