Pet Vet on Call (2/9/22)

The question for this week’s Pet Vet on call: “I noticed hair missing from the end of my cat’s tail. I don’t see any blood or injury. What could be causing this?” Dr. Eva Dudek of Parsons Pet Hospital has the answer.

According to Dr. Dudek, “This sounds like a psychogenic disorder, commonly called tail sucking”. Dudek says that this can be a sign of boredom or anxiety.

Dudek recommends keeping the cat indoors to see if the hair regrows. If not “your kitty may need some happy pills to get over it” Dudek says.