Hi! I've copied a post I did yesterday. It gives facts and health background for my sweet cat Taco. He has a terrible, insistent over grooming problem. It started gradually since around last May. Since it's a skin condition, I'm very scared but want to catch any secondary diseases ASAP so I don't see Symptoms when it's too late. Please I'm really distraught Has anyone had their cat tested for Cushings, he doesn't have thin skin but he does growl and over groom lick the same spot on his lower stomach The vets think it's because he has a lifelong very serious chronic constipation. Please let me know your experiences and if with these symptoms you would suggest I pay for him to have a Cushings test? Thank you so much!! Hi! I'm fairly new to this forum. Grateful it & everyone is here! I'm completely distraught. My orange tabby Taco (diabetic) has had this problem: for over 8 months now has an overgrooming problem. He grooms licks his fur incessantly. It's strange he does this robotically & doesn't stop. He also lick bites at his ankles, front paws all over his body. Then his routine is to lick bite all over his body & then growl attack bite his lower stomach, always the same spot. The vet has had him on hydrolized food, (potential food allergy), checked for fleas, & skin issues at cat dermatologist vet, amitriptalyne for potential anxiety, Gabapenten for pain, etc! Temeril P is the only medicine that relieved some of his itching over grooming. But his blood glucose was close to 500 so I told the vet & she took him off this. He has also had a life long problem with constipation at one time it was very severe. Vet thinks it's his serious constipation that is making him feel terrible and the over grooming, biting attacking & growling at his stomach is a how he is showing his discomfort from the constipation. Has anyone had this?