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My cat has missing patches of fur. She is an indoor/outdoor
My cat has missing patches of fur. She is an indoor/outdoor cat, and comes back with large spots missing. The first time, the patch was the size of a quarter between her shoulder blades. The second ti… read more
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I have a Russian Blue female cat that has a large patch of
I have a Russian Blue female cat that has a large patch of fur now missing from her left side. I first noticed a small quarter size mark that was alittle red/pink/raw skin that she was licking at. It … read more
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Only 24 hours ago my cat had his Programme for anti fleas.
Only 24 hours ago my cat had his Programme for anti fleas. I have noticed on two occasions a pile of cat hair and just thought that the said cat was having a fight with his brother. However I have jus… read more
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I have an all black domestic short hair cat named Simon. He
I have an all black domestic short hair cat named Simon. He is 5 years old, and has a quarter size crusty patch on his chest. He is going to the vet tomorrow, but i am so worried about it. He isn't sh… read more
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I ran over our cat with the car; she ran around to the back
I ran over our cat with the car; she ran around to the back of the house, but is now just lying very still against the fence. How can I tell if she is in pain, and what can I do about it?… read more
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my 2yr old cat has a small quarter sized pink patch on her
my 2yr old cat has a small quarter sized pink patch on her back, no hair growing there, she licks it sometimes, its kind of scaly feeling. do we need to see a vet or will it just go away on its own… read more
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My cat (age 14 years ) has lost large amounts of hair from
My cat (age 14 years ) has lost large amounts of hair from her belly, back of front legs, outer and inner back legs and thighs. I do not see excessive licking or biting of affected areas. Our vet trea… read more
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Today I notice a small patch of hair on my cats neck missing.
Today I notice a small patch of hair on my cat's neck missing. It was not like this yesterday. What could the possible cause be? Do I need to take her to the vet or is there something I can do at home… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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mixed breed: old black..single dime sized patch..hair loss..healthy
have 3 yr old black short haired mixed breed with single dime sized patch of complete hair loss dorsal neck. underlying skin looks healthy. happened while was out of town for a week. her litter mate i… read more
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Dr. Hinson
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I just returned home after being away for five weeks. My cats
I just returned home after being away for five weeks. My cats were watched and fed by a friend. The day I got back, I noticed a small bald patch on my year-old tabby cat's lower belly, about the size … read more
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Dr. BJ Hughes
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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We have two old outdoor cats that have started to lose patches of hair. The skin underneath is pink and clean. Should we put anything on it and will it spread to the other cats? Thanks, Nancy… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: hind..his tail and above his left rear leg..little puncture..hair
Our cat has an injury on his hind quarter. Right in front of his tail and above his left rear leg. It was a little puncture about a quarter inch wide with the hair around it missing in about a two to … read more
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3 months ago my cat was severely injured. She has since healed
3 months ago my cat was severely injured. She has since healed nearly completely. However there are 2 patches of skin in an unaffected area that have gone hairless the size of a dine and quarter. and … read more
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Our cat has lost some fur around her tail. We initially thought
Our cat has lost some fur around her tail. We initially thought she'd been fighting-she came back one night with a clump missing and what looked looked like a flesh wound. It healed up very quickly no… read more
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I have a neutered male cat with a large patch of missing hair.
I have a neutered male cat with a large patch of missing hair. It has doubled in size within a week. The affected area does not appear to be reddened or scabby. It is slightly raised. My first thought… read more
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Sorry for the long story but it is important to explain the situation. About 10 days ago, a stray cat showed up eyeing up the fish in my pond. When I came out, I spooked it and it ran off - but only a… read more
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Our cat is an indoor/outdoor cat. A few days ago he came home
Our cat is an indoor/outdoor cat. A few days ago he came home with a red circle between his eye and ear and a little patch of hair was missing in that area. He has never had any type of injury from be… read more
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Dr Pete
Bachelor's Degree
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My 6 month-old kitten has a bald spot on his upper lip and
My 6 month-old kitten has a bald spot on his upper lip and is missing two teeth behind that spot. He is an indoor cat and well-monitored, so I don't think he lost the teeth in an accident because I wo… read more
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