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My cat has a wound on her neck. I've been applying neosporin
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what is safe to put on a cats tail to keep it from licking an open sore that is getting bigger as she licks. she possibly injured the tail by being closed in a door about a month ago. there is no infl… read more
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Dr. B.
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I just noticed my cat has a scab slightly smaller than
Hi, I just noticed my cat has a scab slightly smaller than a dime to the right of her anus. She has licked away the hair surrounding and slightly up towards her tail. She doesn't seem to be in pain, b… read more
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My cat was bitten by another cat and it abcessed. We had the
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Well met. Thomas here on behalf of Shakti. I JUST returned from a week away. My cat has be
Well met. Thomas here on behalf of Shakti. I JUST returned from a week away. My cat has been looked after by neighbors and sister in that time, kept mostly indoors though I suspect she went out at lea… read more
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My cat has a sore on top of her head the size of a penny. Part
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Dime sized sore needs to scab. It has been two days and sore is still open. What can we d
Dime sized sore needs to scab. It has been two days and sore is still open. What can we do to help it heal?… read more
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My cat has deleloped an open sore on its tail, about 10cm from
My cat has deleloped an open sore on its tail, about 10cm from the rear. It appears to spreading. He is constantly licking.… read more
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Dr. Whitehead
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my cat is a female 13 years old..i took her to a vet last year
my cat is a female 13 years old..i took her to a vet last year because i discovered a lump on her above the left leg..i was very concerned about cancer so i wanted to find out what i needed to do to h… read more
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My cat has had a sore on her neck for some time now. It started
My cat has had a sore on her neck for some time now. It started as a tiny little break in the skin, which I assumed was either from her scratching or playing with the other cat but it never healed and… read more
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I got a cat from a rescue group. She is a wonderful friendly
I got a cat from a rescue group. She is a wonderful friendly cat. The problem is that she licks her lower abdomen to the point of opening the skin. I have to put a collar/lampshade on her to prevent h… read more
Dr. Scarlett
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9 yr old neutered male 7 days ago he came home..seemed fine..swelling
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Dr. Bruce
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cat: notice until today but the collar was embedded in his neck.
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Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: s right leg..I found a open wound,(shaved the hair away from it)
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat Katie has an angry open sore on her rear. She has been
My cat Katie has an angry open sore on her rear. She has been licking on it all day and it looks infected. This sore became evident yesterday evening, it was not open but appeared painful. Prior to ye… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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cat: base of her tail that she will not let heal..affectionate..acts
I have a 10-month old female cat that has several open sores on the base of her tail that she will not let heal (she keeps licking on the sores and opening them back up). She is mostly an outdoor cat … read more
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