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Cat over grooming Resulting in Bald Spot  

Kimberly Hong
Originally Answered: Cat over grooming Resulting in Bald Spot

My cat always liked grooming/cleaning herself. Just a few weeks ago, I noticed a bald spot slightly above her right leg with a scab. I took her to the vet who said it was due to stress and that she was overgrooming that one spot resulting in the  hair loss and scab. 


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Melina Grin
Originally Answered: Cat over grooming Resulting in Bald Spot

Hi Kimberly

I’m sorry your cat is over-grooming at present. Thank you for consulting your vet. Increased grooming is usually associated with either distress, skin disease or over-grooming of painful areas. May I ask what did your vet recommend? Here’s a recent article we wrote about signs your cat might be stressed and how to help; https://allaboutcats.com/stress-in-cat . Furthermore, the environment plays a significant role in the proportion of stress especially for indoor only cats, to assess potential stressors within your cat’s environment please complete this Feline Stress Audit.

Warm regards, Melina


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