Alopecia in Cats•
Posted on October 13 2017
Living with AlopeciaIf your cat has been diagnosed with alopecia, it may be a good idea to increase interaction, playing and tending to them more often to help reduce their stress. If they are missing a family member in their lives, then it may be a good idea to give them a piece of clothing that smells like them for comfort.
TreatmentTreating alopecia is difficult and often depends on the reasons behind why your cat has it. It is a good idea to take your cat to the vets for them to examine your cat and run some tests to be sure. However, there are a couple of things you can do to help it:
- Visit a cat behaviourist who can examine your cat’s behaviour to look at why your cat is over-grooming.
- Visit the vets to find out if there is any skin irritation, allergies or diseases – if this is the case they will give you a treatment plan and advise you on how to reduce it.