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Experience:  UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
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He's 20 years old and has cancer but just recently started

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He's 20 years old and has cancer but just recently started having lots of hair loss.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about He 's?
Customer: Any ideas on what I can do about the hair loss. At his age and with him having cancer I obviously don't want to put him through a bunch of things
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.


I am sorry to hear about the cancer. Well, at this age, a common cause for hair loss would be hyperthyroidism (elevated thyroid hormone). However, there is a condition called paraneoplastic alopecia, which is common, that could be the explanation as well. That is when the cancer, itself, is the explanation for the hair loss. If so, than there really would not be options at this time to curb the hair loss.

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Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.
Hi Diana,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Andy
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 11 months ago.

I hope everything is going okay?

May I be of any further assistance?

Dr. Andy