How to control it and spot it.
Some cats have lick, scratch, and chew behavior that can become compulsive and ultimately damages your pet’s skin and coat. You will notice that your cat's fur will disappear usually in the back or stomach area. Sometimes hot
spots will form and it is more common in Siamese cats and other Oriental breeds--female cats more so than male cats. Check with your vet to see what is causing it. Fleas might be the culprit. Also causing the problem might be parasites, including ticks, mites, and ringworm, allergies, fungal infections, and dry skin especially in the winter. Self grooming is naturally relaxing to the cat.
If the cat is licking or biting the same spot it might be in discomfort or pain.
Sometimes compulsive lick behaviors often develop in cats who are bored, stressed, or anxious. More than likely it occurs in indoor cats who experience lack of exercise and excitement. Other possibilities could be changes in a cat’s environment or a new member added to the household. In this event, move the cat to a new location etc.. Keep
your cat in a routine as much as possible through playing, feeding, and exercise--cats like routine.
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