Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin Can you upload a photo of this area to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (not if you're using the chrome browser) or you can use an external app such as imgur.com or dropbox.com. I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing. Cats do normally have less hair in the preauricular area. This is characterized by sparsely haired skin on the head between the ears and eyes that is not usually noticeable in long-haired cats but is more readily apparent in short-haired cats. No skin lesions are present.