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FAQ’s About Cat Hair Loss Problems

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FAQ’s About Cat Hair Loss Problems in Vancouver

At Animal Dermatology Specialists of Vancouver, our goal is to help diagnose, treat, and manage skin conditions and allergies in pets so they can lead a higher quality of life. Cats are one of the most common pets we treat for dermatological conditions, and sudden hair loss is one of the more common symptoms that pet owner’s first notice when they schedule an appointment with us.

FAQs about Cat Hair Loss

Does your cat have unexplained hair loss? Maybe he or she has random "bald" patches, or perhaps the problem is more widespread.

What causes hair loss in cats?

There are many potential causes for hair loss in cats. Often times, an allergy is to blame. Skin allergies can irritate your cat's skin, and many cats will have a natural reaction to "groom" the affected area in an effort to ease discomfort. Unfortunately, this can further aggravate the condition and ultimately lead to hair loss if over-grooming occurs.

Other skin conditions, such as scabies or even pests like fleas can also lead to hair loss in cats.

What should I do next?

Because there are so many potential causes of hair loss in cats, it's important to bring your cat in for evaluation by an experienced pet dermatologist as soon as you notice symptoms. The use of store-bought topical treatments is discouraged without professional evaluation, as these can actually further irritate existing conditions.

How can you help?

At Animal Dermatology Specialists of Vancouver, we offer a wide range of diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of your cat's hair loss. This includes skin allergy testing as well as screening for underlying skin and medical conditions. We can then provide the appropriate treatment to help your pet find relief.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Richmond Team

If your cat has unexplained hair loss, it's time to schedule an appointment with our Richmond dermatology team. You can reach our offices by calling (604) 558-3376 (Vancouver) or (604) 270-6163 (Richmond). We look forward to caring for your pet.

 

 

Vancouver:

1316 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A3 Canada
(604) 558-3376

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Richmond:

140 - 8040 Garden City Rd.
Richmond, BC V6Y 2N9 Canada
(604) 270-6163

Vancouver Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Richmond Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed

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  • "I have been so grateful for Dr. Charach’s dermatology expertise in treating my shar pei’s seasonal allergies, skin infections and food allergies. He takes the time to go over the history every visit to ensure that we are not confusing the symptoms with other possible diagnosis. He is also very up to date on all the current immunotherapy and pharmaceutical options. I always leave his office with a plan and feel that my dog has been well cared for. Over the past 5 years I have seen significant improvement in my dog’s quality of life and thanks to Dr. Charach. I recommend Dr. Charach to any animal with skin issues."
    Dr. C. MacCallum