Winter temperatures can lead to indoor dryness and itchy skin. Pets are just like their owners and become dry and suffer moderate irritated skin. Resulting baldness and often sores will alarm pet owners. Veterinarians like us at Animal House Calls suggest lower indoor thermostats and using a humidifier. Hypoallergenic cat food can also be beneficial. Veterinarians see feline alopecia, baldness often and often hair grows back by spring.