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I've just started to let my three cats out as I've moved to a new home a month ago, and in the last few days one has started to pull out his fur he did it in my last place but not as much as he is doing now what could it be.

Well cats do this for one of two reasons. Either they have some sort of parasite or skin allergy or they are stressed and are over grooming for comfort.

The first can only be diagnosed by a vet. The second can be diagnosed if changes have recently happened which may have caused your cat some stress. In your case this could well be the reason due to the recent move and the access to the outside world.

I have two pages on my web site which may be of further interest to you. One is about skin problems and the other is about nervous or anxious cats. Here are the links

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.

I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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