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I have a 5 year old female cat, who seems to be having some
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when we returned from a week trip in July, our burmese cat
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My 3 yr old male cat has been showing signs that seem to indicate
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my cat keeps hissing at his tail, the vet looked at him and
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My 8 year old female cat is acting very strange. When you
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My cat, 9years old, has been growling and hissing at what appears
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