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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.

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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