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Hi! I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician and have worked in 2 different cat hospitals for well over 10 years. I'm looking forward to assisting you!
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1) Does the hair in this area grow back normally after it is shaved, but then becomes oily and the dandruff starts and then it turns into matted fur?
2) Does Mabel have a history of any other health issues that you know of?
3) What type of food does Mabel eat?
Thanks in advance for the further information! Once you reply, please give me a little bit to respond : )
Yes, the hair grows back normally, then the whole process starts again. No other health issues. He only eats dry food. I thought that increasing his oil intake would help, so I tried to give him the oil/water from a can of tuna, but he won't eat it. When he was younger he loved it. I think the current dry food he's eating is Cat Chow. He has no problem eating and eats quite a lot. He's over 20 lbs. I attached a picture of him, and one of the problem area. But he was moving so the image is blurry. Sorry.
Thanks for all the great info! I'm sure we'll make progress now. By the way, it was when he was getting neutered that relates to him having a girl's name. When we got him from the shelter as a new kitten, they said it was a girl. I agreed. The vet agreed. Then when we took him in later to be "spayed" the vet had actually cut into him and realized there were no girl parts and had to sew him back up. She then went hunting for the boy parts and finally found them. She said they were tiny. So it just seemed like the girl name still fit since his boy parts were practically not even there.