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For the last couple of weeks, my cats both seem to be washing more than usual.  My little girl cat especially seems to wash too much and her skin has little sores and scabs, mostly near the base of her tail where it meets her back.  My male cat washes alot, too, but my little girl gets so intent on it that I can't stop her without physically removing her head from the spot she's working on.  They are 11 (female) and 14 (male) and in good health.  But this excessive washing is making me crazy! I hope you can help.


well this does sound strange that both cats are doing it. all i can suggest is that you read my article about over grooming problems here/cat-hair-loss.html

may be something will ring a bell with you.
Sorry i couldn't be of more help.

best wishes Kate


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Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


I run my own cat website at and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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