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what can make a cats hair break off in different spots on

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what can make a cat's hair break off in different spots on the body?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Cher replied 7 years ago.
Hello,Customerand thankd for your question.

Typically, the most common cause for hair breakage is a fungal skin infection called ringworm. It usually doesn't itch, but will cause the fur to break off close to the skin.

http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/ringworm.html

Your cat's coat may be adversely affected by various underlying medical problems, but if you recently changed his food, this could be related as well. It would be a good idea to have your cat evaluated in person, by the vet, to get a definite diagnosis and then, treatment, if needed.

I hope all will be well with your furry boy!

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