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Hair Loss and Scab on Cat


I noticed very small spots of hair loss on my cat (3 years old). She has them on her hind feet and elbows.  They were very small and she hadn't been acting any differently than before, so I didn't really think they were too serious. However, today, I noticed a new patch of hair loss on her front leg. There's also something that seems like a scab on it.

Can anyone tell me what it might be?

Thank you so much,
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1696489 tn?1370821974
This could be caused by any soert of skin disorder.  Time to see the vet.
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Sorry for all the typos....laying down wth my iPad an get clumsy....not ofer free products ODOR free, not softness should read softners
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874521 tn?1424116797
This is usually always due to an allergy. To food, environment or something she breathing.
Since it's mainly on her lower extremities I highly suspect it's a contact allergy. Start there anyway. Use a ofor free or paper litter, clean with only vinegar and water. As pure as possible laundry detergent NO chemical softness or sheets, use dryer balls.
Have u changed furniture or carpets recently? Anythg she walks on or comes into contact with is very likely the cause.
Could also be sents like I mentioned, stop all room freshners, scented candles, hair sprays....anythg wth a scent
As a last resort we can do an elimination dietary change, especially foods with chicken. Use canned foods only, much less preservatives and chemicals
Keep us posted...
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