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Cat licking on one area

My 8 year old female cat has been licking the fur off of her rear quarter.  She is a Manx and has long back legs. When we got her as a kitten she had a broken femur.  She was originally ferral but has adapted very well in our house hold.  I am wondering if she may have some arthritus in the limb and is licking because of pain. She did not do this in the summer.  We live in California and it is not that cold however I know I hurt more in winter.
874521 tn?1424120397
hi and welcome. I will send you a site with some photos that may help dx your kitty(?).
licking in the rear area could well indicate pain, but she is quite young for it to be arthritis related.

does she have a constipation problem? has she been checked for a urinary tract infection(UTI)?
I would strongly recommend that you do take her in for a good exam..urinalysis and bloodwork. pain and over grooming in that area could also be an indication of HyperThyroid so be sure the Vet does a Thyroid test as well.

www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=107386


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