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My two year old cat began licking and biting her fur and will

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My two year old cat began licking and biting her fur and will not come out of one room and will at least sit outside. This began two months ago she isnt gaining weight and this came on sudden. I cannot see any thing.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. Can you confirm that you see her over groom?Where is she licking/grooming specifically (ie neck, belly, back, etc)?Are you seeing any changes to the skin (ie pimples, pustules, scabs,sores, ulcers, redness, dander, or crusting)?When did you last treat for fleas? What did you use?How long has she been on the new diet?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No fleas, dander, just tail twitching. Using Iams hair all and non hair ball, no real changes in food, just an entirely different cat.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Maybe an allergy to carpet fresher? I have stopped using, now.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Dirt and pavement licking.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.
Thank you,Since you mentioned pavement/dirt licking, are her gums any paler (or white) then usual?Any changes to her breathing?When she bites/licks, does it appear that she is itchy or irritated? Does she lick/bite as if something is pinching her in those areas?

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