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3/7/12 10:08 P

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We just took my mom's cat to the Vet because he is losing his hair in clumps around his back legs. The Vet said Freddy's cause is an allergic reaction to flea bites. He gave Freddy a shot of cordizone for the itch and a flea treatment.

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3/7/12 7:35 P

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This has happened occasionally with my cat when she was younger (she'll be 13 this month). It would happen every so often, but it hasn't in a while. If it keeps up for a while, I'd ask the vet, but it never lasted long with mine.

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3/7/12 12:48 P

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There are so many causes that I think the vet is the answer. It can be a gland problem, dry skin, allergies to mites or fleas etc.

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3/7/12 11:01 A

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Venus turned 18 in January so she's not a young cat. We've noticed that there are small clumps of fur, generally around her upper chest, that are coming out all at once. We'll notice a clump sticking out farther than the rest of her fur and when we give it a gentle tug, it comes out in a bunch. It's not leaving a bald spot, you can't even tell the fur is gone, but neither of us can remember her shedding her winter coat in this way before.

Is this a cause for concern or might it just be that the upper chest is difficult for her to clean now?

Her annual checkup is in the end of April/beginning of May so I was going to ask her vet then anyway.

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