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About 8 months ago, my Maine Coon cat lost his lion's mane
About 8 months ago, my Maine Coon cat lost his lion's mane and became a short-haired tabby. This was accompanied by intense scratching and licking. My vet could find no cause. No fleas. Still good nat… read more
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My cat has recently been loosing her hair badly. looks like
my cat has recently been loosing her hair badly. looks like right from the root. I put a new tick repellent on her b4 I left for hawaii so that was two and a half weeks ago. she seems depressed and ve… read more
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I four cats and im having a hard time this year controlling
I four cats and im having a hard time this year controlling the flees on them. I have noticed that one of them has a lot of hair missing around his ears and patches of hair missing altogether on the i… read more
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will arnica Montana help cat with plasma cell dermatitis? r
will arnica Montana help cat with plasma cell dermatitis? r Bella came from shelter about I year ago 11/12) at age 5. after being there 2 mos (march to may) noted to have swollen pads on all paws. did… read more
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Hi, I have a problem with my 4 year old ragdoll. Eight days
Hi, I have a problem with my 4 year old ragdoll. Eight days ago her face swell really badly mainly chin area. I took her to the vet on the same day and the diagnosis was, scratch wound and formation o… read more
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My Ragdoll cat has a runny eye, which goes back to a history
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I have a cat it seems like she got ticks and flees big time...I
I have a cat it seems like she got ticks and flees big time...I have carpet in my home and she is constantly scratching her self and she did the same behavior onmy bed and the sheet was light color an… read more
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2 year old ragdoll has black boogers in nose. She has had
2 year old ragdoll has black boogers in nose. She has had them ever since we brought her home as a kitten and I have just been cleaning them routinely. However, at times I notice the same black, coffe… read more
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Dr. Loretta
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My cat has some form of dermatitis skin condition. She has
My cat has some form of dermatitis skin condition. She has dry, scaly flakes, some sores on her back, little patches of lost fur. I have tried more of a sea food diet for omegas; cat baths, flee contr… read more
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tonkinese: month old..worms..little patches of fur missing
Hi, I've taken my 7 month old Tonkinise male cat to the vet who did a complete check up on him. She said he was perfectly healthy with no evidence of worms or skin infection. I have, however found lit… read more
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cat: huge patches of hair on her back..raw..anus..mouse feces..wounds
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cat: had ear mites..she started scratching..licking ALL the TIME.
My cat has been scratching at her ears for last 3 weeks now. I had orginally saw a vet about 4 weeks ago and he said she had ear mites. he applied drops and then told me to apply drops 2 weeks from th… read more
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my outside cat keeps scratching herself raw behind the ear.
my outside cat keeps scratching herself raw behind the ear. It starts to scab over and she scratches it raw again. I DID have a flea/tick problem but that has been taken care of. Originally I think th… read more
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cat: calico..belly..I first thought they were flee poo..wet
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cat: vets..ears, face..she licks it until its red and raw, then scabs
I have gone to vets all over trying to help my poor cat. She is White, 9 years old and since about age 6 has had increasing hair loss (legs, along the backbone, ears, face)and the hair loss is accompa… read more
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Hi...I have a 9 year old female cat...around her eyes...is
Hi...I have a 9 year old female cat...around her eyes...is all red...lost of hair around the eyes...and they are running like she is crying. also under her chin there is a black crust building ....at … read more
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cat: shakes..everyone says are the telltale signs of ear mites..eyes
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Hi, my cats fur seems to be thinning mainly around his ears
Hi, my cat's fur seems to be thinning mainly around his ears and temples,tried flee collars and flee and tick spray and powder,but it doesnt seem to work,can you help me?… read more
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