why is my 6yr old tabby cat licking his back legs to where there is no fur now

licking back two legs and has licked off all his fur....why is he doing this?

Asked by Member 1139325 on Nov 5th 2012 Tagged whatdoidoaboutmycatlickinghisfuroffhisbacklegs in Grooming
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Izadore (Izzie)

When a cat "overgrooms", which is what your cat is doing to the extreme, it can mean many things. He could be allergic to something. He could be stressed out by something that's happened in his life like a new pet, new child, recent move, etc. Without being vets and examining him, we can't tell you why. He needs to be examined and treated by his vet, who can determine from the exam and by talking to you, why he's doing this and treat him for it. If money is an issue, ask the vet if you can work out a payment plan.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 11/6/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer