Understanding and Treating Excessive Hair Loss in Cats

Problematic :
Although some degree of hair loss is normal in cats, excessive shedding can indicate underlying health issues such as allergies, parasitic infestations or eating disorders.


Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches: 

  • Veterinary consultation: An evaluation by a professional can help identify the specific cause of hair loss.
  • Diet and care: Adjusting diet and improving skin care routines can help reduce hair loss.
  • Stress management: Reducing stressors in the cat's environment can also have a positive effect.


  • Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Publishes research on feline health issues, including dermatology.
  • “Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat” by Tim Nuttall, which covers dermatological problems in pets and their treatments.