For about six weeks, my eight year old cat Chairman Meow (seen here being fierce
) has been steadily losing fur on his belly, hind legs, and butt. Picture
. He seems perfectly happy and healthy otherwise and his appetite is normal.
My best guess is over-grooming, since the skin underneath doesn't appear to be damaged like it would be (?) with ringworm or mites. The affected areas still have a short layer of fur, but all the long fur is gone. My other cat (who frequently sleeps on top of him) is fine, so it seems to not be contagious.
Has anyone seen something like this before? I've scheduled a vet appointment for next week, but I'd like to go in knowing what to expect.