Asking about my mother in laws cat and possibly spreading something to our sugar gliders?
We have a mother/daughter so she’s in our home where we also have our sugar gliders.
She is an indoor, long hair cat that has been losing hair excessively for the past month or two. The cat is scared of everything so we don’t see her often (comes out at night or when it’s only my mother in law around), but yesterday morning I saw her for the first time in a bit and she has a straight line of just no hair on her back.
Her skin doesn’t look scaly or irritated in any way, just hairless now. Any ideas what could’ve causing this (not looking for a diagnosis, just ideas)? The cat has been around as long as I can remember; we can’t catch her to get her to a vet 🙄
Any thoughts/ideas/opinions on what it could be or how to possibly treat at home? As I said poor cat is scared of everything, if we see her once a day it’s because she didn’t wake up when we got home, as soon she realizes your around she’s gone. Catching her to try to go to the vet would probably involve a full fire department cat rescue response in our basement 🤣
Also concerned because of our Sugar Gliders. The cat has never interacted with them, or is never in our bedroom area but want to be sure there’s nothing I should watch for that could transmit cat to glider from our feet/shoes.