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My cat has a rash on his stomach in a few different areas.
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has some scabbing and reddness around one of his back
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Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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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
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My red tabby male has a crusty lesion on his right neck
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My cat has been itching s haunches and back legs few months
Hi, my cat Bruce has been itching his haunches and back legs for a few months now, and I'm at wit's end trying to figure out the cause. It started out as two small brown bumps on the fur near his tail… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,531 satisfied customers
My 15 year old short-hair cat has tiny black/brown specks all
My 15 year old short-hair cat has tiny black/brown specks all over the fur covered part of both ears. The specks, especially the ones on the margin of his ears, pull off somewhat easily, but with some… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My cat is scratching and has little scabby bites all over that
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Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
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Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
He is scratching the heck out of himself to the point he has
He is scratching the heck out of himself to the point he has big clumpy scabs all around his neck, on top of his head and on some places on his back. I don't want to put any frontline or anything on h… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
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Doctoral Degree
52,595 satisfied customers
cat: whose tail fur is strangely flattened - looks like a person..hair
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CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: sheds..I comb him just about every day, getting about 2 handfuls
I have a male cat, 2 yrs. old, that sheds loads of hair. I comb him just about every day, getting about 2 handfuls of hair, but it never stops. What can be done?… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
52,595 satisfied customers
Rescued a 4 wk old kitten, had some scabs at top of legs and
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Dr. Christie
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Doctoral Degree
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My persian cat seems to have extremely dry skin. He has been
My persian cat seems to have extremely dry skin. He has been licking a lot lately, and on closer examination, I found a dry rash that extends the length of his back. The dry skin is not found anywhere… read more
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VP and Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,696 satisfied customers
Two questions My cat has sensitive skin on his back, from
Two questions: My cat has sensitive skin on his back, from above his tail to about the middle of his back. The fur also clumps and he appears to have dandruff type flakes of skin in the area. He toler… read more
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cat: flea collar..hair..draining and the area is light pink in color
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My cat has developed itching, a lumpy feeling under her skin
My cat has developed itching, a lumpy feeling under her skin on her back, and lots of tiny white flecks like dandruff when I brush/comb her thick coat. The fur around this area seems to be thinning. S… read more
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Doctoral Degree
8,457 satisfied customers
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a 3yr old male mix Simese & Himilayan cat that about
We have a 3yr old male mix Simese & Himilayan cat that about 2-3 months ago began periods of scratching around his neck area. He seems fine otherwise, eats fine, uses cat box fine, etc. We don't see a… read more
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