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Jimmy
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posted 11-06-2003 05:29 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Hello,

I am sorry if this question has been asked a million times, but I do not have a lot of time to search all posts. My cat has a balding spot on her head between her ear and eyes on both sides. It is not completely bald, but thinning significantly. It started small, but is spreading. Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? Should I take her to a vet soon?

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fleafly
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posted 11-06-2003 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
I am not too sure exactly what you mean. It's hard without know without a picture. If you are talking about the strip in a direct path in between the eyes and the ears it is normal for the hair to be thinner in that area. One of my cats was relatively bald in this area I asked the vet about it and he said it was normal some cats have more hair there than others. If it is actually thinning, it could be a problem. I don't think I would worry too much unless there are sores or hair loss on other areas of her body. What kind of cat do you have and how old is she?

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Jimmy
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posted 11-08-2003 04:47 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Thank you,

She is an 8 year old Short Hair Calico spayed Female. No other areas or patches of baldness. I have noticed thin patches before, but this patch runs the entire area between the ears and eyes and about a 1/4 of the forehead. Much larger than it has been in the past.

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my big funny
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posted 11-08-2003 05:13 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Hi-

Sounds like the same hair-thining problem that my cat has. He scratches there once in a while, and sometimes it even gets a tad bit red, but other times the hair is less sparse. The vet said it looks like a contact allergy. There's nothing really to do since it's not that bad, and it would take a ton of tests to figure out the cause. If he ever seems itchy, I wipe his face with a cotton ball with hydrogen peroxide, and this helps. If this is your kitty's problem also, it's nothing to worry about, unless she is uncomfortable, of course. Oh, I guess it could also be a type of mange, especially if your cat goes out at all and is excessively scratching, but this is rare. The vet would have to diagnose that.

My kitty is now reminding me that I need to go downstairs and feed him! Good Luck

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mdgalyon
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posted 11-08-2003 05:22 PM           Edit/Delete Message
It might be Ringworm, check out some pictures online and see if that's it...
-michael

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