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My 14 year old cat has developed tight clumps of fur on her
My 14 year old cat has developed tight clumps of fur on her back. She appears in no pain, is eating well, and uses her litter box faithfully. She does not go outside any more, as she would do 5-6 year… read more
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Rebecca
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My 17 year old cat is shedding in clumps from her back area.
My 17 year old cat is shedding in clumps from her back area. She is otherwise limber , playing , and eating like a little horse. What would make her very thick fur she'd so much ? … read more
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Rebecca
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I have a hair kitty that has recently developed clumps in
I have a long hair kitty that has recently developed clumps in her hair. Do I need to change food or supplement the one she has? … read more
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Our cat has been drooling a lot for the past month or so.
Our cat has been drooling a lot for the past month or so. She has also been pulling out clumps of hair over most of her body. We have been brushing her every day to try to slow down the hair pulling. … read more
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Rebecca
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I have a cat about 4 years old. Recently, at least for the
Hi - I have a cat about 4 years old. Recently, at least for the last two winter season her fur along the top usually clumps which I assume is from her cleaning but not sure. It builds up and I try to … read more
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Rebecca
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I took my cat back from boarding and noticed clumps of hair
I took my cat back from boarding and noticed clumps of hair near her bed. She has been licking her two front legs, more so on the left leg. The areas where she has been licking are very wet and the le… read more
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My cat has a, small dandruff looking clump in the fur on her
My cat has a white, small dandruff looking clump in the fur on her back. I combed it out, but there are still some white specs. … read more
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I have a almost 20 yr old indoor cat. She has 2 problems:
I have a almost 20 yr old indoor cat. She has 2 problems: 1st her fur is clumping into big clumps? 2nd As soon as she defecates she fall down?… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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persian cat 5 yrs old she keeps scratching-losing lots of fur- we see white dandruff almos
persian cat 5 yrs old she keeps scratching-losing lots of fur- we see white dandruff almost feels like psorasis in areas ? what is it ? No red spots… read more
Dr. Ann M.
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My 15 year old cat, a rescue, has been forming these fur clumps
My 15 year old cat, a rescue, has been forming these fur clumps that she will lose from time to time, her haunches are very thin but she wants to eat treats all the time. She meows determined to get e… read more
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I have an 18 year old cat who seems to have "let herself go"
I have an 18 year old cat who seems to have "let herself go" in care for her fur. Lots of matted clumps. Otherwise, she seems to be content... What can I do about the matted clumps w/out hurting her?… read more
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Dr. Peter
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My cat fur is coming out in clumps. she has lost weight but
My cat fur is coming out in clumps. she has lost weight but was never a fat cat. she is 15 years old. Drinks lots of water and urinates alot too. otherwise she seems healthly and active. I haven't had… read more
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Dr. Peter
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my cat is a long haired cat 4 years old,, she has a rash 9raised
my cat is a long haired cat 4 years old,, she has a rash 9raised scappy, it started on her lower back, now it is moving to her head just under her ears,,they seem like they bother here because when u … read more
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My ten year old domestic short hair cat has developed a very
My ten year old domestic short hair cat has developed a very oily patch of fur on her back with a LOT of white flakes. Her hair comes out in clumps when I tug on it… read more
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My cat is 18 yrs old and has developed matted fur clumps on
My cat is 18 yrs old and has developed matted fur clumps on her back near her spine. She is an inside cat but spends time on the weekends outside in the garden and doesn't wander. She is a Siamese cro… read more
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I have a mixed breed black long haired cat. She has been spade
I have a mixed breed black long haired cat. She has been spade and all shots are up to date. No medical problems except ongoing sinus problem that she has had since birth. She is 8 years old. Recently… read more
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I have an indoor short hair 2 year old female cat who has suddenly
I have an indoor short hair 2 year old female cat who has suddenly developed strange clumps of fur on her back. At first she had what i thought was a small fur ball, I cut it off thinking she rolled i… read more
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I have a cat that is 16yrs old, she is an outdoor cat. She
I have a cat that is 16yrs old, she is an outdoor cat. She has long hair and it is "clulmping" and these clumps just come off! She is pulling them off as well. She has "bald " spots. She has never don… read more
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