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Unread 04-22-2006   #1 (permalink)
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My mom and dads cat Daisey pulls her hair out. I mean not just small pieces she pulls it out clear down to the skin. You can see pink all the way through. Shes so thin it looks terrible.
 
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Unread 04-23-2006   #2 (permalink)
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wow, I have never heard of that or had a cat that did that. How is she pulling her hair out? Is she rubbing on things to make it come out, scratching, or what?
 
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She will literally sit there and use her teeth to pull it out. I have watched her to do this. It drives me insane. You find big tufts of fur everywhere.
 
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Well that has to hurt! Hopefully someone on here can relate to this problem and can offer some advice for you. I just don't have a clue as to why she would do that. Good Luck.
 
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Unread 09-29-2006   #5 (permalink)
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My kitten will sometimes focus on cleaning a spot to the point where hair starts to come out, although not as extreme, I would like an answer to this question as well.
 
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Unread 09-30-2006   #6 (permalink)
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Our cats have short hairs so I can not give any insightful information. Maybe the best thing to do is to consult a veterinarian. He is in the best position to answer your query. Just a suggestion though.
 
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Unread 10-01-2006   #7 (permalink)
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Poor baby!

Everything I've read points to it being a case of the cat being bored. Boredom stresses out cats - pretty much like it does all of us, I guess.

Years ago, when my family moved back to Kentucky from Florida, we stayed with my mom for what turned into a few months - while we tried to find a home of our own.

At the time we only had one cat, Prissy. Because mom had a dog, Prissy had to stay in the same large bedroom with our daughters - with the door closed. While the girls could (of course!!!) come and go at will, Prissy was stuck.

Even though we all spent as much time as we possibly could with her, she got pretty restless and bored. She began pulling her hair out. I made a point of giving her new things to entertain herself with - like fresh boxes of different sizes, and new toys.

The hair pulling eventually stopped and her long hair grew back in the spots she'd groomed so poorly!

Maybe your parents need to give this little sweetie some new toys...and maybe play with it more often. I've also read that since cats love to hunt, a lot of owners will leave their food different places, to let them "find" it.

Cats, because of their high intellect and high feelings of self worth get bored pretty easily - we just think of them as being so independent that we don't realize the possibility.
 
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Unread 10-01-2006   #8 (permalink)
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I would not pass up a visit to the vet for a problem this bad!
 
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Unread 10-04-2006   #9 (permalink)
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Wow, I never knew that. She pulls her hair?! Maybe she is really bored or frustrated over something. My female cat Ming, likes to lick her whole body though and she has given birth lots of time, I sometimes think that all she wanted was to attract the males. Her son Blue, doesnt even care about grooming himself. He just yowls and wander everywhere he wants to.
 
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Unread 10-17-2006   #10 (permalink)
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My cat does the same thing and the vet said it was allergies. She has to go to the vet once a month for shots, and we had to change her diet,
 
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