|Purred: Mon Mar 3, '08 7:19am PST |
|MeowMeow, I'm so sorry you're going through this; we cats take great pride in our appearance, as you know, so going around with bald patches - well, that's just not catlike!
Let's see: you moved into a new house, there's a new puppy, and now you're confined to one room? Wowee - no wonder you're stressed! And "excessive grooming" as the doctors call it is a classic sign of stess.
That's a lot to have thrown at you; being confined - that's like being in prison! Does you mom give you lots of attention? Do you ever get to go into other parts of the house? Do you get "mom time"? Maybe you're going "stir crazy" or getting "cabin fever."
Now, maybe you are allergic to something in the new house, but with all the stress in your life, that seems more likely to be a cause. But maybe the carpet in the new house? But if it were an allergy, I think you'd be losing fur all over, not just on your legs.
If your mom's worried about your gaining too much weight *and* hairballs, here's an idea: my mom feeds us Purina O.N.E. weight management/hairbal control formula -- right, both things in the same food. Of course, being man of the house, I'm still a big guy but not fat, and the other two are staying quite trim. And nary a hairball to be found!
I hope your mom will take you to your doctor soon so that you can get help. Good luck!!
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