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what are reasons for a cat shedding alot?

this is a 1 yr. old and really sheds
right now he is up for adoption


Asked by Member 1030786 on Apr 16th 2011 in Cats & Kids
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Izadore (Izzie)

You don't give many details. Is this YOUR cat? Or did you visit him in a shelter? Cats (and dogs)shed their winter coats at this time, although animals shed all year long. If he is showing patches of skin he's shedding so much, he could have a food allergy, be stressed out or have some other health concerns. He could be shedding also simply because he hasn't been regularly brushed. If he is your cat and you are concerned and think he's shedding too much, he needs to go to his vet to be checked out for health issues. Brush him well to get rid of the loose fur and if he continues to shed a lot, then the only person who can answer your questions is a vet. Good luck.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 4/16/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Smokey and Oynx

I think it is dry/dead fur and it needs to get out


Smokey and Oynx answered on 4/17/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer