Saturday, October 22, 2011

Confessions of a balding cat

 I don't know if you've noticed lately, but I haven't been taking my cat pictures.  And there's a reason...

Poor Mr. Zip is going bald.  It's so unexplainable and has happened so fast.

This picture from April shows he had a fully body of soft, fluffy fur.  Then this summer it started disappearing for no reason.


But now, he is so mysteriously bald.

We took him to the vet in August, and they suggested a food allergy.  So we changed foods.  It started to go away, and he started to grow fluff back, until a few weeks ago.  He really starting losing it fast, and would not stop licking.  So we took him to the vet again and they've run some tests.  It's negative on the mites and fleas, but we're still waiting on some of the cultured results from poor Mr. Zip.

Poor guy, he looks so homeless and mangy.  Hopefully we can get this problem "licked" soon.  He was such a pretty kitty!