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Hello and Happy new year,
How old is she?
How long is she losing hair?
What does she eat?
I am sorry your girl has this trouble.
It can be related to allergies, dry skin, an irritated sebaceous gland, stress or a parasite.
Fortunately cats do not get as many skin conditions as dogs so they are much easier to diagnose and treat. They can be allergic reactions, fungus or infection.
Here is the most common with photos:
Stud tail:and feline acnehttp://www.kittens-lair.net/cat-health/feline-acne.html
Ringworm can be recurrent and is treated with a topical fungicide or a vaccine shot.
miliary dermatitis can come from a food allergy or the bite of even ONE flea.This is treated with one cortesone shot or neosporen it is safe it he licks a bit.
Granuloma is also usually allergic in nature and can be treated cortesone or antibiotics or both.
There is also alopecia which is usually symmetrical and can be self inflicted:
A staph infection is also a possibility and can recur at times when the immune system is weakened temporarily.
Please look at the photos and let me know which best relates to your cats issues and I will be happy to discuss this further with you.
Warmest best wishes,
Thank you for your input. Given that the problem could be one of so many things, I think it is best that I take her in to see the veterinarian.
Have a happy new year!
You can try home treatment first.
Add one quarter tsp of fish oil to her food every day:Get it from a can of tuna or sakmon or lipoderm:
If you are feeding mostly dry food add canned:
Rub a bit of plain neosporin into the hair loss spots.
Give her one quarter of a chlor-trimeton every 12 hours:
I hope she feels better very soon.
Best wishes for her,
Best of luck with her,