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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
My 1 1/2 year old kitty, Betty,has been losing a lot of fur lately. All she has to do is stratch herself and fur will come off in bunches. I've also noticed a few cut marks or scabs on her head that I have no clue where she got them from. She never goes outside and there are no other cats inside. Does anyone know if there's something wrong with her or is this normal? Thanks.
post #2 of 7
Have you been using any kind of flea medications or powders on her?

It sounds kind of like she's allergic to something or maybe has bad fleas? I'd suggest a vet check up for this. Some cats get skin conditions too that require medication.
post #3 of 7
Could be fleas or other skin allergies. Cats often get scabs and lose hair for either of these. If left untreated, your cat could develop serious skin infections. You are best to have her checked out at a vet who can tell you how to treat her. If fleas, Advantage or Frontline is recommended. If allergies, there are a number of treatments that your vet can prescribe for you.

Good luck and let us know what you find out!
post #4 of 7
We posted at the same time again
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your help. She was wearing a flea collar until she lost it somehow a few weeks ago (that and a Mickey Mouse pet ring I bought for her in FL). Thanks again.
post #6 of 7
Don't replace that flea collar - they are actually very bad for cats and will cause the symptoms you described. When I was very young, my mom used them once on our cats and nearly killed one of them. If you are troubled by fleas, use Advantage or Frontline, never, never use collars or flea powders.
post #7 of 7
Originally posted by Sicycat
We posted at the same time again
And we always post at the same time for skin problem advice! LOL
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