Very slow growing fur and short whiskers.

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by PussCatPrince, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. PussCatPrince

    PussCatPrince Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2017
    It is something that has puzzled/concerned us for a bit now.

    Since Tylers fur was shaved from under his chin last September it has not really grown back. There is a light covering but that it is.
    Also his whiskers! I mentioned to the vet some while ago that Ty's whiskers had reduced in length. They are little short things now. They used to be quite mighty.

    The vet was unconcerned of course. Like he was unconcerned when I pointed out Ty's issue with his back paws/legs seeming to drag a little & being a bit numb , which then turned into a pronounced issue of neuropathy.

    Is the lack of fur growth and the shortened whisker growth a sign of a deficiency somewhere please?

    I realise he is of an age with BP, CKD and diabetic probs but I haven't seen anyoone else say they have baldy whiskerless cats.
  2. donnalea

    donnalea Member

    Jun 18, 2016
    I noticed that all of our cats have less fur on their chins then the rest of their bodies. I wouldn't call it bald but sparse.
  3. PussCatPrince

    PussCatPrince Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2017
    Is this fur not growing back after it being shaved?
  4. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    Try a web search for 'post-shaving alopecia', e.g:

    Can be a symptom of euthyroid sick syndrome (thyroid levels slightly below normal range - an endocrine self-protection measure caused by the body trying to compensate for other 'malfunctions' in an animal's system, according to my vet).

    Supplementation with B-complex helped Saoirse's hair to regrow when she had post-shaving alopecia. Check Tanya's site for dosing because of the CKD. Here's a link:

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