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His hair is suddenly falling out in clumps. I had an issue
I had an issue earlier this year with him shedding so much he looked like he was going bald, Took him to the vet who said it was an allergy to fleas, so I doubled on the frequency of Advantage. That seemed to clear it up, but now he's suddenly losing hair in clumps and patches. … read more
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my cat only eating a few bite then stops, later acts like hungry but will eat no more. Has also pulled her hair out in clumps until has big bald spots. Has seen vet 4 times and no answer as to her pro… read more
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what makes a 4 year old cat pull her hair out of her rear courters of her back. we have advange on her . dont see fleas. if we scracth her back toward her tail she bites the floor.… read more
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