What are some solutions/remedies for a cat that pulls out her own hair?
I have a non-purebreed blue-point Siamese that is pulling out her own hair on her back and front paws. While the vet said because she's not hurting herself (other than creating some nice bald spots) I shouldn't worry about it, I am bothered by the fact that it appears she's getting worse! Ever since my one cat became sick and died (at the super young age of 8 and a half), she's been making her bald spot larger and larger! The other two cats are fine, and she's the youngest and bossiest in the bunch.
I'm trying to avoid putting her on meds (they were going to prescribe buspar, but I can't justify drugging the cat every day).
I was thinking of trying some kind of bitter spray, or just something else in that area that will discourage her from puling her hair out, but I'm afraid that she'll never groom herself after that.
I also tried putting a shirt on her, but she's super clever and knows how to pull them off.
Any ideas, experiences good or bad to help me out with this?