Tabby Jean's fur loss
An update: my lovely 8 year old short-haired tabby, Ms. Tabby Jean Tigress was
diagnosed with some sort of heart problem about 9 months ago.
Subsequent ultrasounds revealed she had a leaky valve that was the cause of an
We tried atenolol to stabilize the heart rhythm problem, but it didn't work. Nor did a
She is due for a re-exam soon.
My problem is, after the last ultra-sound, we took her off the second trial of beta blockers.
I think the stress from going to the vet caused her to lick herself more obsessively or
perhaps it was a side effect of the drugs, but she lost a LOT of fur and it has not grown
back. It is starting too, but she looks pretty scraggly.
Does anyone have ANY ideas about fur loss? Could it have been a side-effect of the meds?
Or from nerves and it just takes a long time to grow back? It IS growing back..slowly...but
it upsets me to see my beauty girl look so scragggly.
Before I take her back and have her shaved again for the ultra sound(which will leave her
looking even worse!) I would like some feedback on this fur loss, the possible causes, and
what to do about it.;
Daddy to Tabby Jean, and Tazzleberry(DUM DUM DUM) Marie