One reason for the coat falling out can be lack of hair growth caused by underlying diseases, but the hair can also be "through"Overgrooming", d. h. the excessive grooming behavior, or a imbalance of the skin barrier ecosystem cancel.
Some of the most common causes of hair loss are:
– hypersensitivity to flea bites and other parasites, – fungal (ringworm) or bacterial overgrowth, (food, flea saliva or environmental allergies) – hyperthyroidism, – itching, – excessive grooming behavior triggered by stress or pain (so-called "overgrooming").
Bald spots or areas of decreasing hair density occur. The underlying skin can look healthy, but also show redness, bumps, scabs and crusts. In some cases occurs additionally Itching which leads to the fact that the cat constantly at the affected places licking or scratching and thus the hair loss is further intensified.
Due to the hair density as well as the inconsistent hair diameters in cats, it can be difficult to detect hair loss evenly distributed over the entire body (Alopecia difusa). It is easier to detect hair loss limited to a specific part of the body (alopecia areata) in your cat.
Note that a lower hair density in the area between eyes and ears completely normal can be. Consult your veterinarian, who can elicit the underlying problem and advise you on treatment.
6 tips for healthy hair and happy cats
The focus of care is to relieve irritation and maintain or. the restoration of the skin barrier.
Consult your veterinarian, to have possible causes of fur loss identified. The treatment measures depend on the respective diagnosis. Support the skin barrier of your cat By using high quality shampoo, mousse or microemulsion spray to relieve irritation and restore the skin barrier ecosystem. In most cases, special formulations for irritated, itchy and sensitive skin offer additional benefits. Feed your cat with high quality and balanced food. Supplement the diet with essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals on the recommendation of your veterinarian. you regularly against fleas. Ticks with a repellent spot-on preparation. If your cat seems anxious or stressed, ask your veterinarian about stress-reducing feline pheromones. For more information on feline pheromones, visit our Feliway website. Take the free test to detect stress in cats here: Stress in cats Plan for monitoring the skin condition of your cat Regular check-ups with your veterinarian.
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THE STANDARD FOR CLEANING AND CARE: Massage shampoo into the well-drenched coat, leave to work and rinse out thoroughly!