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My cat is licking the hair off her legs. It started in 2017
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MY MALE HIMALAYAN HAD BEAUTIFUL FULL HAIR IN THE PAST MONTH I HAVE NOTICED THAT HIS HAIR ON HIS BACK LEGS ARE BARE AND HE HAS PATCHES OF HAIR THAT HAVE THE HAIR MISSING HIS HAIR HAS THINNED OUT VERY N… read more
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I have a haired cat named Puffin..he about 7 years old..I
I have a long haired cat named Puffin..he about 7 years old..I just started to notice he is pulling out his fur and have noticed ther's a bare spot showing on his lower back in the middle..I see him p… read more
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My cat has a large bald spot after he appears to have gotten
My cat has a large bald spot after he appears to have gotten in a fight with another animal. Ther are some puncture marks but they are not large. He is eating and palying and seems otherwise well.… read more
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May cat has started to shed and today I noticed a "bald" spot
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I have a cat that is both inside and outside. During the winter,
I have a cat that is both inside and outside. During the winter, he loses all his hair between his legs and this year he is losing hair on his back where his tail connects and it is spreading to his s… read more
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female cat, 1.5yrs old, med length hair. mats in fur started
female cat, 1.5yrs old, med length hair. mats in fur started a few wks ago on neck under ear area. I cut them out, then within 5 days she had a huge one on right side of neck. I went to cut it out and… read more
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cat: recently adopted..one year old..he grooms himself..tufts of fur
I recently adopted a beautiful black cat approximately one year old. He looks like an American Bombay. I noticed that when he grooms himself he will always pull out tufts of fur. Does he have a skin p… read more
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We have a cat thats about 12 yrs. old. Can stress cause hair
We have a cat that's about 12 yrs. old. Can stress cause hair loss? Our house has been under construction for over a month and our cat hides while the workmen are here. He eats before they come and th… read more
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Hi my cat cant stop licking behind his back. he has even pulled
Hi my cat cant stop licking behind his back. he has even pulled out some car on both his back legs. thankfully that part is growing back but is still licking in certain spots on his back. I have womed… read more
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cat: has finished antibiotic..bladder infection..hair..last 3 days
My cat has finished antibiotic for a bladder infection and is on special diet food. Currently he is pulling much of the hair along his back out. In the last 3 days, quite a bit of it. I thought he mig… read more
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
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bombay: mix..developed serious bald patches..his hair..treated
I have a bombay mix cat male 3yrs. He has developed serious bald patches ...I was told by a vet a year ago it was worms so we treted for worms and applied a pain spray he got all his hair back and was… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: scratched herself on the back of her neck..growing back
Dear Dr., My cat scratched herself on the back of her neck and had a big redscratch mark and pulled all the hair out from around it. I caught her last night, literally pulling her hair out in a couple… read more
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Dr., My cat years ago when I was living with a friend whos
Dr., My cat years ago when I was living with a friend whos daughter left her male cat at the house started pulling her hair out all around her tail. when I took her to the vet he said it was just nerv… read more
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6 year old Tom cat, inside/outside, Houston area, good appetite,
6 year old Tom cat, inside/outside, Houston area, good appetite, dry and can food. Problem: pulls large chunks of hair from winter coat often leaving bare skin spots. Why? Treatment?… read more
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cat: his back just north of his tail..havent seen..hair
Hi ... My male cat (8yrs old) has a 2" bare stripe on his back just north of his tail. I haven't seen him clawing or licking in that area to cause the baldness. He has however, been licking at the und… read more
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my cat (13yrs) is losing his hair. there is a bald spot on
my cat (13yrs) is losing his hair. there is a bald spot on the top of his head in a line, a small round bald spot at the nape of his neck (where i put advantage on him, 2 weeks ago), and there is no f… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: ear..hair..skin doesnt look irritated or infected.
Just yesterday, I noticed a nickel sized bald spot to the left of my cat's right ear. It literally looks like someone just pulled the hair out with some tiny spots of redness (possibly dried blood). T… read more
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