Will my cat loose her hair from chemotherapy?
Erika Krick, VMD, DACVIM Veterinary Medical Oncologist, University of Pennsylvania, responds:
Cats often lose their whiskers from chemotherapy, and we don't usually see any problems as a result. In addition, cats that are receiving chemotherapy can lose some of their coarse guard hairs, but they are unlikely to lose enough hair to have bald spots.
This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from When a Beloved Pet has Cancer.
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