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She has matted hair n her back, and will not let me brush
She has matted hair n her back, and will not let me brush her … read more
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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My cat has matted fur on her back--along lower spine-- looks
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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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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I have an appointment with the vet, but I would like to get
I have an appointment with the vet, but I would like to get some ideas beforehand. Our cat has large patches of matted fur with dandruff. (She has had her flea medicine). I have read the posts about p… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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Tiny specks on fur, Cookie 15, Thin but has healthy appetite
Tiny white specks on fur JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age? Customer: Cookie 15 JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cookie? Custo… read more
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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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
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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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
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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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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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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I have about a 12 year old stray calico female cat never
I have about a 12 year old stray calico female cat never sick before. noticed her fur short hair is clumping mostly on her hind quarters. she stopped grooming herself and sometimes licks the air like … read more
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Dr. Kara
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
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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A nervous stray cat has adopted us. She has had 3 kittens
Hi, A nervous stray cat has adopted us. She has had 3 kittens under our deck and is weaning them now. We are providing food and polite conversation. I do want to get her to a vet eventually as I am ta… read more
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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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My female cat is 18 years old; she is losing her fur in tufts
My female cat is 18 years old; she is losing her fur in tufts or clumps. When these clumps form on her I've tried to remove them but she won't let me. It seems like it hurts unless they fall on their … read more
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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Just over 2 yrs. ago, I adopted a male cat who was 14 months
Just over 2 yrs. ago, I adopted a male cat who was 14 months older than the female I adopted at the same time. She was 4 mos. old at that time. They were 'good buddies'... never fighting, hissing, etc… read more
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Dr. Deb
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Doctoral Degree
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I cant pinpoint the exact timing, but some months ago our
I can't pinpoint the exact timing, but some months ago our 11 Y/O spayed female Maine Coon cat, Tippi, began jumping on and striking at our other cat, Bo. He's also apx. 11 Y/O and a neutered male. Th… read more
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Dr. Kara
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Why would my cat be getting matted fur after 7 years of beautiful
Why would my cat be getting matted fur after 7 years of beautiful long well maintained fur..?? it is really bad.. I may have to have her sheered.. she is a ragdoll… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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Hi, Adopted a little cat 7 months ago and since then i have
Hi, Adopted a little cat 7 months ago and since then i have been trying to get her accepting of being picked up a cuddled. she is a good natured cat and has never scratched or spat at me, and will sit… read more
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Dr. Kara
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My question is about side affects of prednisone. My cat that
My question is about side affects of prednisone. My cat that I adopted a year ago and is about 2 yrs old now - has been on prednisone for about 10 months. Most recently in the last few weeks her fur i… read more
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Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi there, our 15 year old cat has disappeared and has been
Hi there, our 15 year old cat has disappeared and has been gone just over 2 weeks. A couple of days before she went, she was acting a little strange and we made an appointment for her to see a vet - s… read more
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Dr Pete
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cat: lately has developed mating to her fur in many spots
My cat lately has developed mating to her fur in many spots. She is usually silky and sleek. Any suggestions as to how to remove them. Is he missing something in his diet?… read more
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