Why is my cat going bald on her back legs?

Why is my cat going bald on her back legs?

Cats hair thinning or hair loss, which is also known as alopecia, on hind legs can be caused by a variety of issues from fleas, allergies, a bacterial infection, or stress.

How do I know if my cat has a wolf worm?

Most of the time, the warble is found just under a cat’s skin and causes the following symptoms:

  1. Red swelling, approximately 1 inch wide with a hole in the top (there may be more than one)
  2. Moving gray-brown worm-like creature, seen through the swelling hole, covered in small black spines.

What causes a cat to lose hair on its hind legs?

Other parasites, including mites and ringworm can also cause excessive scratching, licking, or chewing but fleas are the most common to cause hair loss on hind legs. Cats who are exhibiting pain can over-groom the areas that are painful. 1  Feline lower urinary tract disease and arthritis are two common causes of pain and discomfort for cats.

How big is the hole in my cat’s tail?

My 1 year old, male, outdoor cat just developed about a 1 inch gash on his tail. It appears that last night he must have pulled off all the … read more My cat had a bump on her back near the tail last night. The bump has recently errupted into an open wound with blood and puss leaking out.

What happens when a Cat digs a hole in another cat’s skin?

When a cat’s needle-like claws or teeth go into another cat’s skin, dirt and bacteria get pushed in along the way. When the cat’s claw or tooth is pulled back out, the other cat’s thick skin seals together over the hole and traps the dirt and bacteria under the outermost layer of thick skin.

What does a 14 year old Tiger Cat have on his back?

Our 14 year old male tiger cat has what looks like a cyst on his skin, near his back leg on his side. It was covered by a clump of fur I pulled back and it … read more

Other parasites, including mites and ringworm can also cause excessive scratching, licking, or chewing but fleas are the most common to cause hair loss on hind legs. Cats who are exhibiting pain can over-groom the areas that are painful. 1  Feline lower urinary tract disease and arthritis are two common causes of pain and discomfort for cats.

When a cat’s needle-like claws or teeth go into another cat’s skin, dirt and bacteria get pushed in along the way. When the cat’s claw or tooth is pulled back out, the other cat’s thick skin seals together over the hole and traps the dirt and bacteria under the outermost layer of thick skin.

My 1 year old, male, outdoor cat just developed about a 1 inch gash on his tail. It appears that last night he must have pulled off all the … read more My cat had a bump on her back near the tail last night. The bump has recently errupted into an open wound with blood and puss leaking out.

What do you call a lump under a cat’s skin?

Chances are only your veterinarian can tell you, but it helps to know what the most common types of skin lumps on cats are and some tricks you can use to tell them apart. When a relatively large pocket of pus forms under the skin (or within another tissue) it is called an abscess.