My cat has a patch of missing fur and what looks to be a red laseration on her hip. I noticed it the other day while brushing her. What can it be???? She doesn’t appear to be in pain. I try and clean it but it does continue to form a crust around her fur.
Hair loss can have different causes: infections, parasites, alopecia due to excessive licking, presence of some cyst, skin problems, etc.
The first thing you should do is take your cat as soon as possible to your vet in order to determine the diagnosis by performing dermatological tests and, according to findings, give her a corresponding treatment.
All the best,