Hair loss in cats, called cat alopecia is a fairly common issue cats may have. It can be partial or complete and have varied or symmetrical patterns. Read on to find out why your cat is losing hair.
This issue may be caused by mites or fleas, to ringworm. Sometimes, allergies may also be a contributing factor to your cat’s hair loss. Nervous disorders like hormonal imbalances or overgrooming can lead to bald patches in cats. Some cats may groom themselves in a specific spot if it causes them much discomfort, like joint pains.
You would notice that cats tend to shed more in the summer and autumn months. This is called the molting season and shouldn’t be a cause concern.
Take your cat to the veterinarian if it shows signs of skin problems as that can be treated immediately. For nervous disorders, using appropriate cat toys can distract your cat enough to curb it from over grooming.