excessive grooming/hair loss

by angela pallas

I have a colorpoint ragdoll and his once luscious coat is now a body-length mohawk w/fuzzy arms & legs.
Okay,we moved in january of this year to another town. He and his bro
were born at the previous apt in my room. That was their whole world.
So suddenly moving has taken its toll on him-seriously.the new place
did not have new carpet and we dont know what other animals lived here before. Now,he started over cleaning
during the move from there to here
and all that activity and the move
kind of changed him and so has the hair loss. He's sketchy,jumpy,sleeps
all day. We give our cats Temptations treats and i found out that they arent good for them. They
are addicted to them. Porkchop will want to eat them instead of his food. And now i discovered a mouse is living in our apt! His sides,legs
and stomach are warm almost hot,than the rest of his body. His skin jumps
when petted on the fuzzy spots. I really dont know if what is wrong could be a combination of. . .or what and i cannot afford a vet! Pls


Your move has definitely brought about this distress that your cat is feeling. Eventually he and his brother will adjust but it takes time. I had a similar problem but it was with a cat that was abandoned that we gave a home to. Here is the link to the article detailing the hair loss, etc.

Cat Hair Loss

I wish you and your felines good health while going through this adjustment period. Hopefully, they will adjust sooner rather than later.

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