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My cat is over ten years old.......i love her......shes my…

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My cat is over ten years old.......i love her......shes my best friend......shes losing fur on her tail.....a bald spot.....is this because of age.....or What....i finger it......it did not hurt her....

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name and age?

Mindy......over ten

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mindy?

Is this normal for older cats

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear your cat has a bald spot on her tail. This isn't something that happens due to normal aging, but there are some medical conditions that older cats can develop that can cause hair loss, including diabetes. Ringworm is also a possibility. I recommend take her to the vet to have some lab work done, including a complete blood count (CBC), chemistry profile, thyroid check, and a urinalysis to figure out what might be going on. Your vet should also check for ringworm.

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