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14 yr old female recently put on Methimazole TG. Hit enter
Hit enter too quickly. She is a cat. Recently has developed bumps on her skin and hair loss in clumps on back. She is also on Apoquel once a day; food is Royal Canin Hydrolized Protein; littler is Yesterday's News. The bumps and hair loss didn't start until she started the Methimazole. … read more
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She has matted hair n her back, and will not let me brush her … read more
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Hello. my cat has matted fur on her back--along lower spine-- looks like it could have been flea infestation but she is on meds to prevent that and doesn't seem to have fleas. it is thickly matted and… read more
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Our cat has been drooling a lot for the past month or so.
Our cat has been drooling a lot for the past month or so. She has also been pulling out clumps of hair over most of her body. We have been brushing her every day to try to slow down the hair pulling. … read more
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My cat is 10 (in july) and lately she has huge clumps of fur
my cat is 10 (in july) and lately she has huge clumps of fur matted. i can brush her to try to get them out but it seems she is not grooming herself well. is this normal?? nothing else is going on. sh… read more
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My cat is excessively spilling her water. Her fur is getting
My cat is excessively spilling her water. Her fur is getting matted no matter what I've done. Brushing made it worse. She's being herself, but more intense lately. The water playing/spilling only star… read more
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13 yr old indoor female neutered cat who has lost weight
13 yr old indoor female neutered cat who has lost weight during past months. Fur started matting end of winter, especially large area under the belly, smaller areas under the neck. She used to vomit h… 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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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a beautiful Birman female (she is a grey color - and
I have a beautiful Birman female (she is a grey color - and looks like she is wearing "white socks", which I understand is a trait of this breed.) I have had her for three years and this year her coat… read more
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Dr. Kara
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our 18 yr old cat's hair is matting/knotting up and he is
our 18 yr old cat's hair is matting/knotting up and he is pulling it out leaving bald spots… read more
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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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I have an 11 year old cat who is blind and only has 3 legs.
I have an 11 year old cat who is blind and only has 3 legs. About two weeks ago I realised that his fur had become matted along the top of his back and down the side where his leg was amptated. I have… read more
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cat: My 18..matting , shes very well kept , but they creep
My 18 year old cat just started doing this matting , she's very well kept , but they creep up on her and look like dread locks , I have to pull them apart before I brush her , this started about 6 mon… read more
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i have 3 cats. 2 are white, with small black spots, the other is a grey. the 2 white ones have a problem with fur clumping the grey does not. i have seen one licking his fur near the spots, but am not… read more
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My cat has a discolored coat on his back. The discoloration
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my cat is 8yrs old. the fur on his backbone near his tail is very hard. apart from this he looks and acts well.… read more
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