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I have been feeding two outdoor cats for a few months now.
Hi! I have been feeding two outdoor cats for a few months now. Now that it's starting to get cold outside, I let them come in to warm up and then let them back out. I plan to take them to get their sh… read more
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I have a stray cat that has a couple of matted bits of fur
I have a stray cat that has a couple of matted bits of fur on its back with lots of white flakes, could this be mange? I am worried because of my own cat and don't want her to catch anything. … read more
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Started drolling as of yesterday, not normal for him, Cat,
Started drolling as of yesterday, not normal for him … read more
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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
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I have a cat that has night sweats but just round her back
Customer: hi i have a cat that has night sweats but just round her back side.she eats and goes to the bathroom no problem,just wondering why she is sweating like that. … read more
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Dr. Gary
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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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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has a black, tarry substance forming on the fur below
My cat has a black, tarry substance forming on the fur below one side of his mouth. It adheres to the hairs so well that it is very hard to remove. When I first got the cat from the shelter, I took hi… read more
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My 8 year old female cat has begun to have sticky and matted
My 8 year old female cat has begun to have sticky and matted together hair on her back. It began in one place and now it's in three different places along her back bone. Is this coming from her or is … read more
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Dr. Dan
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ok another question, some of my cats have a problem with keeping
ok another question, some of my cats have a problem with keeping their fur smoth and clean, instead when they groom the fur is wet, matted. I have read somewhere that cats have lanolin in their saliva… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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cat looks like he ate tar or something with a black stick substance
cat looks like he ate tar or something with a black stick substance (black stick stuff on his teeth and fur around mouth) and has been throwing up for 4 days.... vet blood tests show nothing. Suggesti… read more
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cat: Tonight..came in from outside, he smelt like a varnish substance
Tonight when my cat came in from outside, he smelt like a varnish substance but has sinced cleaned himself but still has a slight smell on him. will he be ok?… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
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what causes fur to cling together in spots as tho its glued..grow back
what causes fur to cling together in spots as tho its glued. when we cut it off it grow back the sameway.… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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My cat is 16 yrs old...lately her fur felt funny..almost greasy.
My cat is 16 yrs old...lately her fur felt funny..almost greasy. I thought perhaps she was getting too old to clean herself. I dont see her do it anymore. I gave her a warm quick bath with baby shampo… read more
Dr. Scarlett
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat is pregnant I think some one sprayed airfreshner in
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Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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We adopted a cat that a friend found. This kitten was fed
We adopted a cat that a friend found. This kitten was fed "people food" as it was a stray, I guess. When we got the kitten, she had one eye that seemed to be swollen and mattery. We took her to the ve… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat just came in from outside and he is drolling uncontrollable.
My cat just came in from outside and he is drolling uncontrollable. This is not normal behavior for him. It is possible he ate something outside, should I be worried?… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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cat: is 8yrs old..fur on his backbone near his tail is very hard..acts
my cat is 8yrs old. the fur on his backbone near his tail is very hard. apart from this he looks and acts well.… read more
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Dr. JD
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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cat: we adopted some years..Brushing causes her distress..knots
My cat - a rescue cat we adopted some years ago, so age not known, although we've had her for about 11 years - has recently been getting matted fur - lots of it. Brushing causes her distress when we t… read more
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