Some cats have hereditary alopecia, meaning that they can never grow hair and will never have any hair on their body, like the sphinx cat breed. Another type of alopecia is the thinning of hair between the ears and the eyes. This type is known as preauricular alopecia and it is fairly normal in every cat.
Why do black cats have thin hair above eyes?
Above their eyes, the hair seems to be a lot thinner than on the rest of their bodies, so much so that I can clearly see their skin underneath. Why is this? Scent glands! It’s just more noticeable in black cats because of the color difference between their fur and skin.
Why does my cat scratch above his eye?
Scratching around the ears or eyes may indicate an allergy, or may even indicate a problem with the ears themselves such as an infection or ear mites (very common in cats). Ear mites can be spread to other pets, so treating any other dogs or cats in the house at the same time is best.
Why is my cat losing hair on his face?
Some cats experience skin allergies, which can cause hair loss to occur. Parasites that bring about mange, and fungal issues like ringworm, are also common causes of cat alopecia, especially in younger cats or those with other health issues. Nervous disorders (e.g., over-grooming) can also cause hair loss in cats.
Can humans get cat ear mites?
If your pet has ear mites, these mites can travel to your bedding and furniture and then attach themselves to you — a human host. Keep in mind you don’t have to have an animal of your own to get ear mites. You can develop an infection if you come in close contact with anyone’s pet who has ear mites.
Is it safe to use tea tree oil on cats?
Tea tree is “never safe to use on cats. That’s because the toxin found in tea tree oil is metabolized by the liver,” reported Tufts Now. If you have dogs in your home, speak with your veterinarian before treating them with tea tree oil, as your kitty may ingest the tea tree oil when grooming the dog.