Cat Has Itchy Skin and Loses Hair in Winter?

My cat only loses the hair on his back closest to his tail, and he rubs on anything; he is itchy. This only happens in winter. Come spring he stops itching and his hair grows back. But it's really bothersome to him. If I touch that area he squalls like he's in pain. What can I do to make the winter months more tolerable for him?

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October 24, 20191 found this helpful

Coconut oil on the spot will stop the itching.

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October 24, 20191 found this helpful

Have your cat checked out, he could have allergies or a allergic reaction to something. A Vet can tell you!

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October 25, 20190 found this helpful

Dry air inside a home can be part of the problem. You could try using a humidifier during the winter to keep some moisture in the air. Check with your vet to see if a higher protein food or Omega-3 supplements would be beneficial during the winter months.

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October 25, 20190 found this helpful

Never thought of the dry air. We use woodburners.

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I have a small humidifier only in my bedroom. Thanks! Definitely going out today and buying a few more.

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October 25, 20190 found this helpful

Ask the vet before giving the kitty any thing "homeopathic" or "natural" either by mouth or topical. What can be safe for one creature can kill another one so before trying anything, ask the vet what will help!

Post back with updates! Prayers for an easy solution!

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October 25, 20190 found this helpful

I see durning the winter you use woodbruners in your home. The cat could be alleric to the wood you are using in the woodburners. This could be causing the problems with the cat because this is in the air of your home and it is bothering the cat.

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October 27, 20190 found this helpful

Hopefully, adding moisture to the air will help with his problem (and it may also be good for you).

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To give your cat some relief and help the fur to return, you can try using a little Epsom Salts in warm water. Dissolve a small amount of Epsom Salts in warm water and dip a clean folded white cloth in the solution and lay it on his infected area. Try to keep his attention and let it rest on his back for several minutes.
If his back is red or looks infected use a small amount of Epsom Salt but increase the amount as you use the solution. Do this several times a day until you see improvement then cut down on number but continue even after the spot looks better. Continue anytime you see any indication of losing hair.
The stronger the solution the better for curing the infection. The water should be as warm as possible without hurting your cat.
This solution should give him almost instant relief from the itching.

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