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Hi I just wanted to ask a quick question. My cat is only about a year old and they used to be outside cats but we took them in. He is losing hair around his neck and on his head. I would like to know what could be causing this to happen. We haven't found any fleas any where on the cats or around the house. Please let me know what you think it could be. Thank you very much.  

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Hi
cat hair loss can be caused by several things from fleas or parasites such as ear mites etc. It could be caused by allergies, some flea collars do this to some cats. but it can also be caused by over grooming which is caused by anxiety, which could be the case here if they are unhappy about being kept in all the time since they have tasted the outside world. you will be able to judge for yourself from my suggestions to possible causes.

Please see my page here about cat fur loss for more information

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best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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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.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com 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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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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