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    Siamese Losing Hair

    I just noticed that Olivia has a 3 inch x 1 inch patch of missing hair on her front inside leg. I've never seen this before so I am thinking this happened recently. Has this ever happened to your cat? Should I watch this for a couple of days or should I call the vet ASAP? She is acting her normal self.

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    Take a close look at it - is the skin red, or swollen looking? Has she been licking obsessively? Any discoloration?
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    Sometimes cats over groom themselves and it can typically be caused by allergies or stress. Saw a few cases like this (hair loss on the inside of the rear legs) due to over-grooming at my previous clinic. Has there been any recent changes in your household? Have you been opening your windows with warmer weather?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessika View Post
    Sometimes cats over groom themselves and it can typically be caused by allergies or stress. Saw a few cases like this (hair loss on the inside of the rear legs) due to over-grooming at my previous clinic. Has there been any recent changes in your household? Have you been opening your windows with warmer weather?
    Trust me, we have not had weather warm enough to open windows in this neck of the woods! And she's further North than me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Trust me, we have not had weather warm enough to open windows in this neck of the woods! And she's further North than me!
    Well we're having freakishly warm 70+ degree weather (should normally be in the 20s...) and I have my windows open so wasn't sure.
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    My cat Pearl who is a Lynx Point Siamese mix will also tend to lose her fur on her lower part of her tummy. When she was in last year for her annual exam, I pointed this out to my vet. She said she's seen much worse so she wasn't too concerned about it. I notice that it comes and goes. I haven't seen her overgrooming but I'm sure that this is what she is doing. She doesn't scratch and she doesn't have red spots like an allergy or anything like that. She is stressed out because she doesn't get along well with most of my other cats so she basically lives in my bedroom/bathroom area. Lately she's even been fighting with Ziggy and Sky which are the only two cats that she even tolerates.

    I would just watch your cat. It may also be due overgrooming caused by stress. Has anything changed for her lately?
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