We have a red tabby Devon, she has a normal coat and doesn't not normally have bald spots. However, she goes through stages of excessively licking herself. When she starts she can't stop. It is usually around the change of season and lasts for 2-3 weeks. It's almost a nervous obsessive compulsive habit. She munches some small bald spots all over her body and then will lick her fur off either under her arm or on the inside of her back legs. We have brought her to the vet and had a lot of tests done and nothing is physically wrong with her. We switched over to an all natural oatmeal shampoo (thinking maybe this will soothe her). We also put clothes on her so she does not continue to irritate her skin, but sometimes her spots are in an area we can't cover.
Does anyone else have an issue like this? Do you have any suggestions?