Question by  andy4us (75)

What should I know about feline endocrine alopecia?

My cat has recently been diagnosed and I need more information.


Answer by  RNR (129)

It is a rare skin condition in cats and due to hormonal problems. Affected cats experience hair loss. Use a plastic cone collar to prevent cat from grooming.


Answer by  amtcura66 (1340)

You should know that it's a cat thing. It also has to do with it's head. Your cat's head is probably messed up.


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

Your cat is losing hair as a result of an endocrine (hormone) condition. If the hormone imbalance is severe, your veterinarian may prescribe medication for your cat.


Answer by  keepsmiling (648)

Endocrine alopecia is a skin condition that causes thinning of hair or hair loss. The source of the problem is not known, but many think that it a hormonal imbalance. Medical attention is necessary, but the cat may have been misdiagnosed because sometimes cats will pull out their hair.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

This is a fairly uncommon skin condition in cats, that is thought to be caused by hormones. The hallmark of this condition is hairloss or thinning of hair, which is spread evenly throughout the body. Often the condition can be addressed by monitoring and limiting over-grooming with an Elizabethan collar.


Answer by  Shirley277 (35)

Feline endocrine alopecia is a rare skin condition of cats. The cause is unknown but it is hypothesized to be hormonal in origin. Several hormones have been considered to play a role in feline endocrine alopecia including thyroid hormone, estrogen and testosterone.


Answer by  near2land (493)

Write all your questions down on a sheet of paper and contact your vet. He or she will be happy to thoroughly answer your questions as they specficially relate to your cat and your cat's future well-being. The vet knows your cat's current condition and can relate the care needed based on his or her's specific needs.

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