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My cat (kitten rather) has been losing hair behind his ears
Hi, my cat (kitten rather) has been losing hair behind his ears recently, the skin is normal otherwise, but he also has flakes in his fur as well, almost looks like a dandruff type thing. Im not quite… read more
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Dr. Kara
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat put her tail in hot wax and I did not know until next
My cat put her tail in hot wax and I did not know until next day. I loosened it up and started peeling off. It came off very easy hair and all. My cat let me do this, was not in distress or pain. It w… read more
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Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat is 6 years old and male, he has a black spot in his
My cat is 6 years old and male, he has a black spot in his nose for 3 weeks now, what do you think it is and can i try and remove it?… read more
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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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My 11week old kittens' nose is developing some kind of dark
My 11week old kittens' nose is developing some kind of dark scale on the tip. It doesn't seem to bother him. It's just kind of bumpy and rough. The fur around it has gone from taupe to black too. Any … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
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Doctoral Degree
19,317 satisfied customers
My cat - almost 2 - has little black bumps around her lips.
My cat - almost 2 - has little black bumps around her lips. They are small dark bumps that almost look like dirt that is stuck on the back of my cat's lips. These don't seem to bother her at all - she… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I believe to have found some worms on one of my cats? Is there
I believe to have found some worms on one of my cats? Is there any over the counter product I can use or do I need to take her to the vet? I have 2 other cats and a rabbit but no signs with them.… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
19,317 satisfied customers
My cat is around 5 years old. hes black and white with a white
My cat is around 5 years old. he's black and white with a white mouth. the other day I noticed his lips were very pink but I had changed food that had a lot of red pieces in it. I thought the food had… read more
Steve O.
Steve O.
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My 5 year old heavy weight orange tabby male has developed
My 5 year old heavy weight orange tabby male has developed a crusty, black buildup (looks like dried blood/scab) around the rim of his mouth. I noticed it about 5 days ago, and decided to let it run i… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My cat has several small black lumps under his chin. They
My cat has several small black lumps under his chin. They look very much like masses of black material under his otherwise pale skin. There are also some black specks in his fur, like flea dirt, in th… read more
Dr. Dan M.
Dr. Dan M.
Veterinary Surgeon
Bachelor's Degree
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cat: scabs come..her fur out around the forearms, hind legs, and belly
My poor cat has been dealing with an itchy back for a while now. We've tried not touching the area to brushing it until the scabs come off. She can't quite reach the area with her tongue, so she resor… read more
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Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
There is a stray cat around my cats with shedding coat on her
There is a stray cat around my cats with shedding coat on her backside; I believe that it is mange. Is there a treatment that I can buy to prevent the spread and maybe cure this animal so that it will… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: huge patches of hair on her back..raw..anus..mouse feces..wounds
My indoor-outdoor cat has lost huge patches of hair on her back in the past 3 days, the skin underneath is rough and is raw and weepy on the edges. Her anus has small black hard little things that loo… read more
Dr. Debbie
Dr. Debbie
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My cat has scabs on his ears and a little on his nose, he also
My cat has scabs on his ears and a little on his nose, he also has black spots in his mouth and is really irritated/mean to me. I don't know what to do...I can't get him to a vet...he's about 6....… read more
Dr. Jen
Dr. Jen
Doctoral Degree
210 satisfied customers
I just noticed a bald patch on my long-furred cats chest. The
I just noticed a bald patch on my long-furred cats chest. The skin is pink (like the rest of his skin) and looks dry. I noticed the missing fur while gently tugging out a knot. He is eating, drinking,… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
3,944 satisfied customers
cat: was struggling to cough..very thick white foam..ate..his mouth
6 days ago my 14 yr old male neutered cat was struggling to cough up something, and what came out was a very thick white foam that he was unable to completely extract. So he ate it back in and to get … read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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cat: Last night I came home to find my 5 yr old male dead...fur balls
Racoons got into my house 6-7 days back and into the cat's water. Last night I came home to find my 5 yr old male dead. He did have fur balls and unsure if he had fus. Was told that raccoons can sprea… read more
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Dr. Chris
Doctoral Degree
190 satisfied customers
I have a cat, white with orange markings, that has recently
I have a cat, white with orange markings, that has recently developed a dark "ring" around the eye, inside like when we put eyeliner inside our lashes. This dark "stuff" is also on the outside of her … read more
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Dr Pete
Bachelor's Degree
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cat: is being bothered by one of her ears..pawing at it..home remedy
My outdoor cat is being bothered by one of her ears. It is slightly bent over and she is pawing at it. We have no vet in our town now, is there a home remedy I can give her? I'm suspecting mites?… read more
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