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My cat has a 4 in diameter very red spot on her hip. She pulls the hair out in that area. … read more
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She's lost a lot of weight and is pulling hair out by the
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Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Why would an older cat (13 years) start losing weight and pulling
Why would an older cat (13 years) start losing weight and pulling his own hair out of his hips and rear back? We thought it was the younger cat - but I caught the older cat doing it to himself!… read more
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my 18 yr old cat has an area on his back that hair is falling
my 18 yr old cat has an area on his back that hair is falling out in clumps. The area is kind of gummed up and appears to have dandruff too? Its very sensitive... his hair was very soft but now I'm af… read more
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Dr. Peter
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My Himalayan cat, around 6 years old, has suddenly had a severe
My Himalayan cat, around 6 years old, has suddenly had a severe hair loss on her belly and her butt area. The hair matts, and when we brush the matts away there is just skin (with some black dots and … read more
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DrRalston
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Hi...I just adopted a cat from a cat shelter three weeks ago.
Hi...I just adopted a cat from a cat shelter three weeks ago. And she is pulling her hair off her back alone her spine. I already gave her a dose of revolution and she is due for the next one Dec. 5th… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
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my cat has always pulled bits of hair out around her neck.
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I have a 20+ year old short hair female house cat.. She is
I have a 20+ year old short hair female house cat.. She is pulling the hair out of her riht hip. What can be done for the problem?… read more
Dr. BJ Hughes
Dr. BJ Hughes
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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cat: 14 year old..habit of licking his fur non-stop..His appetite
our 14 year old cat has developed the habit of licking his fur non-stop, sometimes trying to pull it out. His appetite is good and he is still very agile. He meows a lot. His sister had to be put down… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My cat is pulling out his own hair. Bald spots on outside
My cat is pulling out his own hair. Bald spots on outside and inside of rear legs. Lower half of belly is balding too. No environmental changes. Yowls when bald areas are touched. Not scratching. See … read more
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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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my long hair cat is pulling out her hair hind legs a butt,
my long hair cat is pulling out her hair hind legs a butt, she has sores around her neck wth little black dots and scabs. what can i do to help my cat? i"m disabled and can't aford a vet. i love my ca… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: back near..hair..just started being unstable on its rear legs.
I have a cat that around it's back near its hind legs that hair has gone all scruffy and can be pull out easy. It has also just started being unstable on its rear legs. It jumps off the lounge and stu… read more
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has what looks like dry spots over her bottom. She twitches
My cat has what looks like dry spots over her bottom. She twitches when I look at them. They aren't red or anything, just white and scaily. She also is biting/hitting more and more. I don't know if th… read more
Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,518 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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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
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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My 9yr lod cat has had signs and symtoms of having a uti. urinating
My 9yr lod cat has had signs and symtoms of having a uti. urinating out of the box. licking herself alot, pulling out hair around her hips and tail etc. What are some natural remedies that I can safel… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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manx: yrs old..pulling out her fur, it seems to be involved..foods
I have written several times before regarding this concern, my cat is a manx, she is approx. 5 yrs old, I found her starving 18 months ago. She is pulling out her fur, it seems to be involved with eat… read more
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