somebody help! cat pulling his hair out

somebody help! cat pulling his hair out

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MYLO

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 28, 2007
CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME? MY CAT IS PULLING HIS HAIR OUT ON HIS BELLY AND I HAVE TAKEN HIM TO THE VET. ALL THEY GIVE ME IS THAT BROWN THICK STUUF TO GO IN HIS MOUTH OR ON HIS PAWS AND ITS NOT WORKING AND HES THROWING UP ALL OVER MY HOUSE! ANY SUGESTIONS!

Since: Mar 07

Pioneer, CA

#2 Jun 30, 2007
If he doesn't have fleas or excessively dry skin, or any other skin problems, like allergies to your carpets,ect, his problem could be psychological;i.e. a displacement activity because he is bored, or jealous, or anxious about a change in his environment.
I recently had to make a shirt for one of my cats to wear, as he started licking a hole in his hide because he was frustrated that I wouldn't let him outside. He wasn't allowed outside temporarely because I was repairing the fence. Anyway, I made a little shirt out of an old t shirt. It tied at the neck, and fit like a tube, with arm holes cut for his forelegs. This prevented more damage to his skin, as he couldn't lick through the cloth.
By the time the fence was back up, his skin was healed, and I could take his shirt off and let him go outside in the yard again.
You can also try giving him fresh green grass to chew on, and catnip to calm and amuse him, and Linatone so he gets all the essential fatty acids in his diet.
Is the brown stuff hairball remedy or dietary supplement? Is that making him throw up?
MYLO

Chicago, IL

#3 Jul 2, 2007
FatFreddysCat wrote:
If he doesn't have fleas or excessively dry skin, or any other skin problems, like allergies to your carpets,ect, his problem could be psychological;i.e. a displacement activity because he is bored, or jealous, or anxious about a change in his environment.
I recently had to make a shirt for one of my cats to wear, as he started licking a hole in his hide because he was frustrated that I wouldn't let him outside. He wasn't allowed outside temporarely because I was repairing the fence. Anyway, I made a little shirt out of an old t shirt. It tied at the neck, and fit like a tube, with arm holes cut for his forelegs. This prevented more damage to his skin, as he couldn't lick through the cloth.
By the time the fence was back up, his skin was healed, and I could take his shirt off and let him go outside in the yard again.
You can also try giving him fresh green grass to chew on, and catnip to calm and amuse him, and Linatone so he gets all the essential fatty acids in his diet.
Is the brown stuff hairball remedy or dietary supplement? Is that making him throw up?
i took him to the vet again, they put him on anti depressent type kitty prozac. he was throwing up his hair and food before i gave him the laxatone(brown stuff), then they gave me the brown stuff and he was still throwing up. he also naws on carpet strings. i wonder if i should buy some of those cups of grass you can grow in your house? hes older and we have a younger cat also that drives mylo(the older cat) up the wall! maybe thats why he does it! thank you for your help. i gave him his medicine and i had to cut it in half because a whole pill was to much. then he trew up again, he really has stomach problems alot.
Miss Kitty

Fairfield, CT

#4 Aug 3, 2007
For feline digestive issues try using organic plain yogurt 1 or 2 teaspoons mixed in their food.It works fast. Meow.
MYLO

Chicago, IL

#5 Aug 3, 2007
Miss Kitty wrote:
For feline digestive issues try using organic plain yogurt 1 or 2 teaspoons mixed in their food.It works fast. Meow.
THANK YOU I WILL TRY THAT. HE WON'T HARDLY EAT ANYTHING NOW. WE TOOK HIM BACK TO THE VET THEY TOOK X-RAYS AND HE HAS AIR POCKETS IN HIS STOMACH AND LOWER INTESTINES AND THEN THEY DONE A BARIUM STUDY AND THEY DIDN'T FIND ANY OBSTUCTION(HAIRBALLS) IN HIS STOMACH. THANK GOD, NOW I WILL TRY ANYTHING CAUSE HE SKIN AND BONES. THANKS!
Right Wing Lunatic

Lake Forest, IL

#6 Sep 5, 2007
MYLO wrote:
CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME? MY CAT IS PULLING HIS HAIR OUT ON HIS BELLY AND I HAVE TAKEN HIM TO THE VET. ALL THEY GIVE ME IS THAT BROWN THICK STUUF TO GO IN HIS MOUTH OR ON HIS PAWS AND ITS NOT WORKING AND HES THROWING UP ALL OVER MY HOUSE! ANY SUGESTIONS!
Separation anxiety
MYLO

Chicago, IL

#7 Sep 5, 2007
Right Wing Lunatic wrote:
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Separation anxiety
Thank you, i had to put him to sleep aug 20. they think he had cancer, because he started sneezing, and wouldn't eat anything. he got down to 7lbs.
sheila

Denver, CO

#8 Sep 17, 2007
I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. I hope you're doing alright.
MYLO

Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 17, 2007
sheila wrote:
I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. I hope you're doing alright.
Thank you I appreciate it.
Linda Oar Louisiana

Bossier City, LA

#10 Sep 18, 2008
I have a 7 year old Manx cat that we have taken in and we love him so much. We have had him for 3 years now.
He pulls the hair off of his back down the spine and we have to give him steriod shot once a month. But, it isn't doing any good. Took him to a "The Cat Doctor" and she is testing him for nerve endings due to him being a Manz cat. I have read about Gabapentin that they give for paid and it sound really good. Do you know anything about it. They use it when they get declawed also. Any information is appreciated.
Thank you,
lindaoar@bellsouth.net

“Women (and cats) of WoW unite!”

Since: Jul 07

San Diego, but now: The Woods

#11 Sep 18, 2008
Hi Linda - It's good that you have a vet that is helping you deal with what may be a breed specific problem. I don't know anything about Gabapentin, but I do have an idea that may help.

We had a kitty that would lick/bite two tracks down her back fur, next to her spine. The vet finally determined it was primarily stress-related repetitive behavior, after ruling out all other possibilities. I put some stabilized aloe vera gel (food safe) on the spots (fresh from the plant works, too). She licked at it a little, but then stopped after a few applications. Her fur all grew back.

She started it again a few times over the next couple of years, but the aloe stopped it every time.

I have had a similar problem with male Persians exhibiting this behavior and that turned out to be irritation from stud tail (neuters & females can get this as well). You can read more about that here:

http://www.provet.co.uk/Petfacts/healthtips/s...

Good luck in your search for a cure. Hopefully someone will be able to provide more info on Gabapentin for you.
Ruthie

Plant City, FL

#12 Jun 6, 2010
MYLO wrote:
CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME? MY CAT IS PULLING HIS HAIR OUT ON HIS BELLY AND I HAVE TAKEN HIM TO THE VET. ALL THEY GIVE ME IS THAT BROWN THICK STUUF TO GO IN HIS MOUTH OR ON HIS PAWS AND ITS NOT WORKING AND HES THROWING UP ALL OVER MY HOUSE! ANY SUGESTIONS!
My indoor cat Bosco just started pulling his hair out about 3 weeks ago. He is 17 years old and never been sick. I believe the hair pulling could some how be age related, however I welcome any other ideas. Thanks
Ruthie

Plant City, FL

#13 Jun 6, 2010
My indoor cat Bosco just started pulling his hair out about 3 weeks ago. He is 17 years old and never been sick. I believe the hair pulling could some how be age related, however I welcome any other ideas. Thanks
Marty

Gardiner, ME

#14 Sep 5, 2010
Gabapentin is used in people usually for chronic pain and for treatment of epilepsy although it has many other uses. It has been used alot lately in cats and dogs for anxiety disorders. I sure hope it helps your cat! I have a cat who has recently started pulling his fur out and he is a wreck. I may ask his vet about trying that with him.
Thanks and good luck!
Michelle

Cancún, Mexico

#15 Jan 23, 2011
I am sorry to hear about Mylo
My kitty is doing the same...grooming the hair off her belly...shes bald now between her little back legs..but shes acting normal
I am worried :(
Rachaelf

Blackwood, UK

#16 Feb 24, 2011
My persian cat has started pulling out all the hair on his tummy and on his side :-(.i really dont know what to do!!its really upsetting me.iv tried vilerian (if thats how u spell it?!) which doesnt seem to be working.help??!! Xx
kdeal22

Gadsden, AL

#17 Apr 7, 2011
Michelle wrote:
I am sorry to hear about Mylo
My kitty is doing the same...grooming the hair off her belly...shes bald now between her little back legs..but shes acting normal
I am worried :(
My 8yr old, long-haired cat has done this too, over the past 6 mos. He is bald on his belly and between his hind legs. Also a strip down his tail. I may try the aloe vera mentioned in a prev reply.
lou89

UK

#18 May 19, 2011
see you vet just take him to you vet the problem could be much more than you think
allenchronister

Springfield, IL

#19 Jun 10, 2011
can some one email me and help talk me throw what is going on cauz im very worried about my cat cauz she has pulled out most her hair on her back and she has some lil soars and idk if she but herself or what but her nose is dry and i dont think it should be but she eats and drinks like she should and still plays with our 2 puppys so some one plz email me and help me plz my emails pentagram_lord@yahoo.com or im me on yahoo im
carla

Medford, MA

#20 Jun 17, 2011
MYLO wrote:
CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME? MY CAT IS PULLING HIS HAIR OUT ON HIS BELLY AND I HAVE TAKEN HIM TO THE VET. ALL THEY GIVE ME IS THAT BROWN THICK STUUF TO GO IN HIS MOUTH OR ON HIS PAWS AND ITS NOT WORKING AND HES THROWING UP ALL OVER MY HOUSE! ANY SUGESTIONS!
My cat had the same problem...my vet put him on zrtec, 1/4 of a tablet and he stopped immediatly. He has an allergy to something, we can't figure it out.You can get zrtec at the pharmacy, just get the plain one, not the decongestant kind. Jasper is so much happier now and so am I as I won't have a bald cat.
I hope this works for you and your cat.

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