Treat your cat’s hair loss from home

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Some causes of cat hair loss

Cats shed every day, but excessive shedding or bald spots can indicate a problem.

Allergies

Cats with allergies may scratch and groom excessively — leading to fur loss or bald spots, sores, and other skin problems. Your cat may be allergic to fleas, food, mites, or medications. Environmental allergens, like pollen, dander, and dust, can also lead to a severe skin condition called atopic dermatitis that can cause hair loss.

Fungal or bacterial infections

If your cat is losing hair, a skin infection caused by bacteria or fungus (like ringworm) may be to blame. Ringworm often causes hair to fall out in circles — and can spread to other pets and humans so you should talk to a vet as soon as possible.

Mange

Mange is an inflammatory skin condition caused by many species of mites. The mites can cause intense itching, redness, puffiness, scaling or skin crusts, and hair loss in cats. Mange is highly contagious to other animals and even humans, so it’s important to seek treatment quickly.

Stress or anxiety

Stressed or anxious cats may scratch or groom excessively, which can cause hair loss. This condition is known as stress-induced alopecia. You may also notice behavior changes, a depressed mood, and increased napping if your pet is anxious.

Hormonal issues

Cats with a hormonal imbalance, such as feline hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, may experience patchy hair loss or thinning hair. Hyperthyroidism is typically seen in older cats. Hormonal changes caused by pregnancy and lactation can also lead to excessive shedding.

Medicine & treatments for hair loss

If your cat is experiencing excessive shedding, hair loss, or bald spots, schedule a visit with one of our online vets to discuss the issue. Our licensed vets can consult with you over video chat and design a personalized treatment plan based around your pet’s needs. And prescriptions are delivered directly to your doorstep with free shipping.

How it works

  • 1. Choose your subscription plan

    Choose an annual or monthly membership plan with Dutch to get started.

  • 2. Online vet visit

    Pick a time and get care from a licensed vet from home.

  • 3. Prescriptions shipped free to you

    We’ll create a treatment plan to help your pet and deliver it direct to you.

  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

    We’ll keep track of how your treatment plan is going & you can follow up as much as needed.

Prescription treatments, delivered to you

Help your cat live a healthier, happier life with expert vet care — wherever you are. With Dutch, you can connect with a licensed veterinarian online anytime and have prescription and over-the-counter medication shipped free to your door.

Get customized treatment plans that combine medication, education, vet-designed behavior modification (if needed), and ongoing care for an array of health issues — starting at just $15/month.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a visit with Dutch like?

When booking a video call with a vet, you'll be asked a few questions about your pet’s health issue. Depending on the issue, you may also be asked to fill out a longer questionnaire about their symptoms and share photographs of them so our veterinarians can better understand what’s going on. You’ll then pick an appointment time that works best for you.

During your video call, one of our licensed veterinarians will talk to you about the symptoms your pet is experiencing, ask you questions, review your pet’s medical history if you’ve provided it, and answer any questions you have. The vet will ask to see your pet and their environment. And they may ask you to perform some simple checks on them if needed.

After your video call, the vet will send you a message with a custom treatment plan to help your pet feel better, including a link to buy any recommended prescription or over-the-counter medications. Place your order and we’ll ship it free.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What states does Dutch service?

As a Dutch member you can chat directly with a vet in all 50 states and access our OTC products.
If you are seeking prescription medication for your pet we currently offer telemedicine services in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

We will continue to service additional states in the coming months — stay tuned!