Of course, there are other causes of cats hair loss. Cats can have a type of obsessive/compulsive disorder and lick themselves until their skin is raw. Sedatives and antidepressants along with Feliway can help such disorders, but there is no doubt in my mind that this is not the problem that Whiskers has. Also, the open sore on his lip is almost definitely not from his licking, but is another allergic reaction to the fleas, often referred to as Rodent Ulcer (eosinophilic ulcer). The steroids will help with that condition also.
It is very common for bodybuilders to use veterinary steroids for a precontest cycle. Since they are typically assimilated quickly, they do the best work in the shortest amount of time, and are generally out of the system relatively fast in comparison to other ‘roids. And, believe it or not, usually people see fewer side effects when using vet products than when using human ones. Why take anything else? Maybe not ‘why take anything else’, but why not include veterinary steroids, in one form or another, in every cycle? In my mind, veterinary drugs should really be everyone’s choice for extreme condition and definition. They combine well with androgens and other anabolics as well as any drug in the human realm of anabolic steroids. The only problem, these days anyway, is availability. You can find them in Mexico, but you risk fakes, counterfeits, lower quality, or lower dose per ml. You also, of course, face the possibility that you’ll be stopped.