When I rescued Villy (7 yrs old) from a shelter 6 weeks ago she had no fur on the insides of her hind thighs. I asked the shelter vet and she said this could be due to overgrooming due to stress or, some females do lose their fur there when they are spayed, and it sometimes doesn't grow back. There were no records of skin problems in her medical history. Four weeks on she still had no fur there and had made new bald patches on the backs of her front legs. The patches are not sore, or red, just bald. I took her to another vet to check for any skin disorders, and the vet couldn't find anything and said it was due to the stress of being in the shelter and moving to a new home. The vet prescribed seren-UM - a mineral supplement, but it doesn't seem to be helping as I am still seeing her worrying at the same areas. I am thinking of trying a feliway diffuser and maybe a few drops of Bachs rescue remedy in her water. Has anyone had similar problems, or used these products before? How did you get on? I would really value any ideas as I'm on the verge of pulling out my own hair!!!
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3/25/05 at 3:04pm