Hi Bondi Vet,My cat Raine has been pulling out her fur now for quite some time. She is spayed and five years old this month; she started the behavior at around age 3. She usually pulls it from her bum area and certain areas of her back. We took her to the local vet where she received a shot of allergy treatment (cannot recall the name) that did not work and the vet could offer no other answers as her skin looks fine and she pulls the fur clean off. I have heard of feline hyperesthesia, however, it does not seem serious enough for it to be the cause since it is only specific areas of her body. Raine is otherwise happy and healthy with no stress and no fleas. Have you ever seen this behavior in your clinic before?I have attached a photo of a clump of fur she recently pulledThank you.Susan from Canada.
Hi Chris, I have applied to raise guide dogs/companion animals on a number of occasions but keep getting rejected because I live in a regional area. We have on- and off-leash parks and beaches and a doggy playground in my town as well as vets, dog training schools, etc so, apart from moving to Sydney, is there away I can get around this?Kind regards,Caroline