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What are these denuded spots on head?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Flycaster, Feb 12, 2021.


  1. Flycaster

    Flycaster PetForums Junior

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    Luna is a 6 yo, indoor (also screened patio,) medium haired, Russian Blue mix. She is in very good health, not having ever experienced any issues. Over the years, on an occasional random basis, she gets these apparently denuded spots appearing on her head and ears (but not her body.) As far as I can tell, I have never seen her scratch herself in any manner that would cause these spots...the skin shows no signs of trauma, nor does she have bugs. She pays no attention to the spots when they occur, and they always go away without any ensuing problems. Any idea what is going on? There is a pic of the spots. Thanks.

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    chillminx PetForums VIP

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    Those bald spots are unusual in that there are a number of them close to each other. I have seen Ringworm look similar, but as your girl is an indoor only cat it is fairly unlikely that she would have caught ringworm (a very contagious fungal infection). Unless she is in contact with a cat who does go outdoors. Ringworm is something that can clear up and then come back.

    What has your vet said about the cause?

    Other than that, I wonder if it is some kind of allergy. Though if so, I wouldn't expect it to go away of its own accord...And I would have expected you to notice her scratching for it to cause that much hair loss.
     
  3. Flycaster

    Flycaster PetForums Junior

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    Thanks for your reply. Luna has never been near or with another cat. Personally, I don't think it is ringworm. I have never taken her to a vet for this. As these spots have been coming and going (within a week, or less, gone) for all these years without her showing any signs of illness or discomfort, I'm going to leave things as they are...unless I find out the spots are something serious.
     
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