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My male mixed-breed domestic short haired cat is 5 years old and has recently (1 month) started to bald. It started in the back of the legs and has moved to the stomach and "elbows". He has lived at this place for 2+ years and has had a new pet introduced 1.5 years ago. He is otherwise healthy, no changes in behavior. He is prone to bladder infections but none of his other symptoms are present (genitalia licking, urinating on objects, lethargy). Diesel gets monthly flea and tick prevention medicine. Is he suffering from boredom or could this be a more serious problem?

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Hi
there are many possible causes of fur loss, from allergies to boredom. I therefore wrote a page about some of the possible causes which you can find here

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I hope the page can shed some light on the possible cause of your cats condition

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

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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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