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Cat Is Losing and Pulling Out Hair?

This is my neighbor's cat, but she always comes over to hang out in the garden or on the deck. She doesn't come in the house except to take this picture and I never feed her. The hair on her back is falling out and pulling it out and she has little red spots. She seems to be itching all the time. I feel bad for her and want to help her, but don't know how.

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By Tara

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January 3, 20150 found this helpful
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She could have mange or a different skin problem, which can be discovered by testing a skin sample. It also could be a food allergy or lack of complete nutrition in her food. A food with a lot of fats and oils is sometimes required.

Are you sure your neighbor owns the cat, or is this a stray that just hangs around at their house? Either way, talk to your neighbor. Be pleasant and non-accusatory. Explain you're worried about the cat's condition, and ask if your neighbor has the funds for vet care at this time.

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You may offer to pay the vet care, but beware. Many will take advantage of this and continue to neglect the pet knowing you will take it to the vet when things get really bad.

It might be best to try to get them to surrender the cat to the Humane Society or to you. If they won't surrender their pet and still won't get it care, call the Humane Society to report them. Don't worry about getting them in trouble. If they aren't abusing the cat they won't really get in trouble, but the Humane Society may require them to surrender the pet to the Humane Society.

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January 2, 20150 found this helpful

She may have mange or another skin problem. The best way to diagnose the problem would be to take her to a vet to test for the problem and provide the correct treatment.

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Are you able to speak with your neighbor about the problem and necessary treatment? If not, can you take her to a vet for diagnosis and treatment?

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