Psychogenic Alopecia is commonly known as self-trauma which usually occurs in the cat. When the cat pulls too much hair where the coat has the chance of getting thin and uneven also. Psychogenic means the problems which begin related to mental or even emotional-based conflict. It can be compulsive when the cat cannot stop licking as well as over-grooming will result in the shed. The symptom of psychogenic alopecia in cats can be noted in their behavior changes like conflict, frustration, and even uncertainty in their behavior.
It can be diagnosed by finding out the conditions of the cats in the form of rules out. They can be medical causes that can be noted to make sure whether they have a physical issue but either change in the behavior or can be the situation of both.
At the time of diagnosis, the pet doctor will know about the skin cells as well as the skin scraping, they send for the culture meant for the fungus or for giving a proper treatment for the parasites, and they also try to find the level of thyroid in case of having it, the disease may also be caused due to the shift in the hypoallergenic form of diet.
They undertake the basic urine as well as the blood test to get the medial cues related to the hair loss. In the case of hair caused by the behavioral change, there is the use of using the drugs and it may not have any impact on it. They try to find the reason for the change in behavior by doing the psychogenic alopecia-based diagnosis.