My 12 year old mongrel tabby cat is losing his fur at the base of his belly.I have found several tufts of fur on the carpet every day over the last few weeks.He is up to date with his yearly vaccinations and has had a (vet administered) worm tablet and flea/tick drops about 2 weeks ago. He had a few teeth extracted by the vet about 3 weeks ago and during this time had a comprehensive series of blood tests which showed no problems. This cost me over £600 in all ( not covered by his insurance) and I really cannot afford to take him back for this problem which must have been in existence although not spotted by the vet or myself. There seems to be no inflammation or particular irritation.His twin sister (black-coat) is not affected.
Thank you Ann. I did wonder if this problem was due to stress but Bos' had been leaving large tufts of fur on the floor before the two cats went for their booster jabs (and in his case, subsequent teeth extraction).The bare patches were not noticeable before his "op". He is usually very placid and lets his little sister attend to all confrontation situations. Probably the "op"contributed to exaggerate the stress ??
Thanks once again. Rosemary