cat over-grooming


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cat over grooming

Why is your cat overgrooming?


Check cat’s health

  • Medical conditions, in particular skin disease, can cause excessive grooming and hair loss. Please consult your veterinarian

Help your cat feel comfortable with FELIWAY CLASSIC

  • Releases “happy messages”’ to create a calm and secure environment at home
  • Results seen within the first 7 days
  • Use continuously for at least 30 days

Follow our “Tips for happy indoor cats”

  • Play with your cat, even for a few minutes, every day
  • Provide multiple toys, your cat will pick his favorite
  • Provide climbing opportunities (cat tree, shelves) to keep your cat active
cat over grooming

We recommend:

FELIWAY Classic Diffuser

Plug in your cat’s favorite room for at least 30 days.

FELIWAY Classic Refill

Provide constant comfort to your cat with a monthly refill.

Why do cats over-groom?

Cats losing hair everywhere in the home is normal. Cats are natural self-groomers. In fact, they spend up to 25% of their lives grooming themselves. Over-grooming is an issue when it causes hair loss. You'll see an area, commonly the belly or on the front leg, with what looks like short, stubbly hair. In most cases, you will not see your cat licking, chewing or hair pulling. Most of them over-groom at night or when you're away. 

Over-grooming can have either a medical or an emotional cause.

If your cat has chronic skin issues, or if you recently changed your cat’s food, this excessive grooming may be an indication of underlying medical issues. Please consult with your veterinarian.

Over-grooming might also be caused by emotional discomfort. Many things can conflict your cat’s need of stability:

  • Recent changes at home: moving, adding new furniture, remodeling, new baby in the family
  • Another pet in the home or nearby: cats don’t like sharing resources like litter box, food bowls, etc…
  • Recent change in your routine: has your usual schedule changed leading you to be busier and less available?

Using FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser may help restore your cat’s beauty, and keep your cat feeling comfortable and happy.