Dear readers, I confess I am at the end of my wits. Though the photo above is quite shady, you can still clearly see Rufus has a bald patch on his abdomen. This particular problem has been dragging on for a little less than a year. We took him to the vet several times and they performed all sorts of tests which all came back negative.
Apart from the apparent hair loss and his FLUTD (Feline lower urinary tract disease) problems he was a normal healthy kitty. I have always suspected that the hair loss may be stress induced from the move but couldn't prove it. Since then we have tried a myriad of vitamin supplements and foods and whatnot. Nothing worked.
|gone are the days when Rufus looked like this...|
About a month ago we finally figured out Rufus was in fact chewing the fur off himself. I have only heard of such behaviour before and know very little about the symptoms and the treatment. Our course of action so far was to have Rufus wear what the vets refer to as "the satellite dish" or the lampshade collar. We've also given him feline pheromones Feliway. And we of course continue with the regular treatment of quality food and vitamin supplements.
Has anything similar ever happened to your cat and how did you handle it?