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I have a 17 year old female cat that has recently began
I have a 17 year old female cat that has recently began getting very tangled and messy looking hair. I try to get her down and brush her with furminater every day but clumps of matted hair keep return… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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She has lost much of her coat and her skin under her coat is
She has lost much of her coat and her skin under her coat is rough. … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,529 satisfied customers
17yr old, diabetic, piece of his skin w/fur and all came off
17yr old, diabetic, piece of his skin w/fur and all came off today … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,944 satisfied customers
My cat is 17 years old. She is in relatively good shape for
My cat is 17 years old. She is in relatively good shape for her age. Some mild arthritis in her hind area seems to be her only true issue. I give her glucosamine for it. She misses the litter box once… read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,712 satisfied customers
She is an older cat. 17 yrs. She is fairly active and goes
She is an older cat. 17 yrs. She is fairly active and goes outside most days. She's in a good mood most of the time. Her right leg is distended at the shoulder and sometime she limps. We are giving he… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
Our 17 year old cat is peeing on the wall next to her litter
Our 17 year old cat is peeing on the wall next to her litter box. She has two litter boxes available, one upstairs, and one downstairs, she will usually use them, but on occasion, will pee outside the… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,529 satisfied customers
My cat has a swollen chin. He is on insulin and steroids. T
My cat has a swollen chin. He is on insulin and steroids. … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,529 satisfied customers
Elderly cat looking store. Elderly cat loosing ability to
No. Has been eating ok. Just started having difficulty using back legs last night. No signs of trauma… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,983 satisfied customers
I have a 17 1/2 year old Maine Coon cat. She has recently
I have a 17 1/2 year old Maine Coon cat. She has recently started having violent spasms of her head and front legs. I have had her thyroid checked and sugar checked and also her kidneys. Sugar is 114 … read more
Terri
Terri
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It looks like my cat had excess fluffy fur on her bottom and
It looks like my cat had excess fluffy fur on her bottom and tail. (It is normally very flat and smooth) when I went to feel it a chunk came off. She doesn't seem to be bothered by it and is not groom… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,983 satisfied customers
My elder cat has recently started missing the litter box
My elder cat has recently started missing the litter box with both his stool and urine. He does it all just outside and it was infrequent at first and now is almost daily. The boxes are cleaned and my… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,983 satisfied customers
My 14 yr old, 17 lb cat seems to have a sudden onset of nd
My 14 yr old, 17 lb cat seems to have a sudden onset of hind leg problem in which it seems to give out on her. She is taking Cosequin for cats. This same thing happened in March & the vet said it was … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,656 satisfied customers
our cat is pretty old and he has arthritis I read that gabapentin
our cat is pretty old and he has arthritis I read that gabapentin is being used in cats for pain what would be the dosage he's 16 or 17 and weighs about 10-12 pounds we hate that he has pain but no mo… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,944 satisfied customers
my cat is female almost 15 a silver tabby yes overweight but
my cat is female almost 15 a silver tabby yes overweight but lost some when she had urinary infection when she was 2 months old she got her leg jammed in adoor and broke it she had surgery and acast. … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
11,073 satisfied customers
cat: bit of arthritis in her back leg, I give her metacam for this
Hello, my 17 year old cat has always had a bit of arthritis in her back leg, I give her Metacam for this. As she is older now, she rarely ventures outside mainly to go to the toilet or sit in the sun … read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
My cat is 17yrs old and has Arthritis in his hind legs, I think
My cat is 17yrs old and has Arthritis in his hind legs, I think? His back legs are skinny and rear spine is too prominent (as if his belly has dropped). He hardly goes out now and doesn't eat as much … read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
Thank you in advance. Rosie is about 17 yrs old and a 99.9%
Thank you in advance. Rosie is about 17 yrs old and a 99.9% indoor house cat. About 2 years ago we introduced canned cat food into her diet (paul newman brand). One feeding in the morning and another … read more
Dr Gareth Zeiler
Dr Gareth Zeiler
Clinical Veterinarian
Bachelor's Degree
122 satisfied customers
cats: stiff..just skin and bone, all backbone, hips and ribs..canned
Dear Vet On-line, My brother's cat is about 17, but only 2 years ago, when staying with me for the holidays was very well and put on weight, purred and although a little stiff (arthritic?) still could… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
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