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She is a hair, a bit overweight and has poop stuck on her.
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Doctoral Degree
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She has matted hair n her back, and will not let me brush
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You gave me advice a few days ago about my cat who has some
You gave me advice a few days ago about my cat who has some mats. Her hair is short and I am wondering if she got her mats from an unusual source (not overweight or arthritic.) she sleeps in the same … read more
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Dr. Karing
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I have four cats, ranging in age from 4-16. None have ever
I have four cats, ranging in age from 4-16. None have ever had litter box problems before, despite moving around the world with me on several occasions. One of my 10 year olds is an overweight calico,… read more
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Dr. B.
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My cat is suddenly pooing on the carpet - seemingly when she's mad. When we go away for a weekend - even though we have someone visit her and change her food/water - she poos on the carpet. If we have… read more
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male cat. small pea size hard poos on carpet. does have
male cat. small pea size hard poos on carpet. does have poos in litter box, but they are hard and have been for aprox 6months. Before that, firm but softer. Doesn't show signs of discomfort. wet nose … read more
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My mom's four year old female cat can't seem to keep her butt clean and walks around smelling like the litter box. She will not let us bathe her either. What to do?… read more
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My cat is 14 years old and his fur has become very matted,
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vetmom4
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After using litter box, my cat rubs her butt on rug and floor.
After using litter box, my cat rubs her butt on rug and floor. whether it's pee or poop. She is a maine coon that is 11months old and weighs 17 lbs. When I got her she weighed 2 lbs and was gaining 2 … read more
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Dr. Jenn
Dr. Jenn
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: overweight..end after using the litter box..poop..herself
Hi, I have an overweight cat who can't or won't clean her rear-end after using the litter box. She constantly smells like cat poop and urine. She does not seem to be in any pain, but I can't help but … read more
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My 7 year old female cat will sometimes urniate on an area
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Dr. JD
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Doctoral Degree
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One of my cats is inappropriately soiling the carpets, even
One of my cats is inappropriately soiling the carpets, even though there is a litter tray in the same room, and after doing it once, he/she (not sure which one) will every now and again go back there … read more
Dr. Kris
Dr. Kris
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Doctoral Degree
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eight year old Rag doll male ( neutered)...started peeing..he sleeps)
I have an eight year old Rag doll male ( neutered). He would dirty on beds my grandchildren slept in so I keep spare room doors closed. Now he has started peeing on our bed ( where he sleeps). This ha… read more
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Dr. Jamie
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat is going to the bathroom on my carpet in dinning room,
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Our previously feral, short haired cat (shes about 6 now)
Our previously feral, short haired cat (she's about 6 now) develops a matted area on her haunches once per year (now). She acts like it is troublesome or painful when we spray with coat condtitioner/ … read more
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