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I cut a few matted chunks of hair from beautiful -hair Maine
I cut a few matted chunks of hair from beautiful long-hair Maine Coon boy and accidentally got too close to his skin and cut it. I feel sooooo bad, I can hardly take it. It's a spot about the size of … read more
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My cat has been pulling out clumps of hair, throwing up
My cat has been pulling out clumps of hair, throwing up after eating, will only eat wet food and has lost weight. She acts normal though. … read more
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My 12 year old Persian cat ripped her skin pulling on a
My 12 year old Persian cat ripped her skin pulling on a difficult mat I know it's sore what should I do to help her … read more
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I have a Persian/Maine Coon cat. Even though she is brushed
I have a Persian/Maine Coon cat. Even though she is brushed everyday her underside developed many mats. My partner and I shaved her mats off, makingsure to be very gentle. Now she won't stop licking a… read more
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Dr. Rachel
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Glad your there! my cat has hair matted on his back, I
hi and glad your there! my cat has hair matted on his back, I didn't see it yesterday as I brush him daily, but was sticking together so I cut the hair that was matted and under the hair balls there w… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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I just shaved several mats from her... she's a maine coon
I just shaved several mats from her... she's a maine coon mix, adopted from a local shelter 3 years ago. Had an appt with my vet Monday, but the mats were causing her pain, so I shaved them off (I'm n… read more
Dr. Emily
Dr. Emily
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Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
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Our indoor (completely) cat was cut accidentally by me with
Our indoor (completely) cat was cut accidentally by me with a scissors while I was cutting a mat. It is about an inch or so and bled quite a bit when it happened, but has quit now. It is by her right … read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi. My cat is a maine coon, 5 years old. She came from the
Hi. My cat is a maine coon, 5 years old. She came from the Humane Society and I received her when she was a kitten. She had all of her vaccinations before I got her. As she has gotten older she has be… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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i just noticed a matted spot on my cats back, just above her
i just noticed a matted spot on my cats back, just above her tail. I could smell something on the other side of the room. It was sort of oily and sticky and she wont let me near it without fussing. I … read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
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Doctoral Degree
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Our long haired cat has hair mats on her belly. What is the
Our long haired cat has hair mats on her belly. What is the best way to remove them? Should we use a professional groomer or can we try to remoe them ourselves? My concern is that a professional groom… read more
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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has developed clumps of hair patches along her back.
My cat has developed clumps of hair patches along her back. I've tried brushing them out w/ no success. I've had o cut them out for her to regrow her fur in these spots. What could be causing this.… read more
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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maine coon: 11 year old..started to chew the fur off his hind leg
our 11 year old obese maine coon cat started to chew the fur off his hind leg. why is this happening… 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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About a week and a half ago I found a shallow cut on my cats
About a week and a half ago I found a shallow cut on my cat's stomach near her upper leg, but not in the joint. The fur was matted with blood, as the cut hadn't been detected right away. I cleaned awa… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
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Doctoral Degree
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My female cat long hair, manx/Maine Coon has developed issue
My female cat: long hair, manx/Maine Coon has developed issue on her hind quarter area: her fur feels hard, tough; almost like a sponge mat. The rest of her feels soft and she is still very affectiona… read more
Steve O.
Steve O.
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat is nearly 20 years old....his fur is tightly matted
My cat is nearly 20 years old....his fur is tightly matted to his skin on the biggest part of his body...he's a long-haired Maine coon. Can't brush through it and it's matted too close to the skin to … read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
I have a 21 year old cat that does not bath so his fur has
I have a 21 year old cat that does not bath so his fur has mats all the way down to the flesh. I have tried cutting them but they are too deep. I actually tore his outer flesh trying to pull the mat u… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
My long hair cat has a tuft of hair /mass of stuck together
My long hair cat has a tuft of hair /mass of stuck together hair with like a bump underneath it. It just showed up within the last 3 weeks. I can't see if there is an actual lump/bump under his skin o… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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