Our 2 1/2 year old cat started overgrooming and licked a big raw patch on her hip/top of thigh. We noticed this in January and the vet gave her a steroid shot, which helped a lot. Well, the shot must have worn off because she is doing it again. The vet gave her another shot but said we cannot continue with the steroids.
She is an inside cat that has NEVER been outside and the vet found no fleas. One of her ears was dirty, but the vet didn't think it was mites. The vet suggested trying:
1. Change of food - go to a food with more fish oil
2. Advantage - possible dry cat foot mites?!?
3. Caused by stress (psychogenic alopecia) - don't change anything in house, more toys, etc.
We adopted Bonnie 2 years ago, along with her mother, who is fine. The overgrooming began after Christmas. At that time we also moved my son from his old room and put my office in his old room. Bonnie did not like this change!
Has anyone had this problem? What worked best?