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My cat is shedding which is normal for this time of year.
My cat is shedding which is normal for this time of year. However he is scratching around his neck. I'm afraid he'll scratch himself raw. A friend suggested working hydrocortisone cream down in his fu… read more
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Scott Perry
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My Cat has a couple of itchy patches behind his ears and
My Cat has a couple of itchy patches behind his ears and some hair loss (he's scratching). I took him to the VET in November and they gave him Medrol, which temporarily made him feel better. Can I giv… read more
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Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat seams to be itching very badly she has spots on her
My cat seams to be itching very badly she has brown spots on her skin … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
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My cat continues to scratch at her ear. I treat with
My cat continues to scratch at her ear. I treat with Hydrogen peroxide and it clears for a few days but returns., she is a belly licker and an anxious cat. treated for fleas but continues to scratch. … read more
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Dr. Gabby
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Is it safe to put coconut oil on a large wound on the back
Is it safe to put coconut oil on a large wound on the back of his neck. He scratches and makes it bleed, the vet. gave me some ointment to put on his neck but he is scratches and it bleeds.… read more
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Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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I noticed my cat had a slightly lowered round area on her
Hi I noticed my cat had a slightly lowered round area on her stomach that was devoid of fur and was red about a week ago. About 2 days later the middle of that area turned into pus and she start licki… read more
helperDVM
helperDVM
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My cat has a flea allergy for the past several months. I have
My cat has a flea allergy for the past several months. I have treated her and my other 3 indoor cats with Advantage 2 for the past 3 months. She has the usual milinary dermatitis but no infectionous s… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat may have picked up something while being boarded 6 days.
my cat may have picked up something while being boarded 6 days. Did not have any skin conditions before boarding. He came home with a small hard, raised scab near his til (no fleas). Maybe 3/4 to 1 in… read more
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Dr. Kara
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Can I give my cat Neomycin and Polymyxin b sulfate for eye?
Can I give my cat Polymyxin b sulfate and Trimethoprim ophthalmic for eye? Or Sulfacetamide sodium prednisolone acetate ophthalmic for eye? Or Neomycin polymyxin b and sulfates and hydrocortisone otic… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat has scratched raw spots on her neck. she seems to be
my cat has scratched raw spots on her neck. she seems to be in pain. is there anything i can give her until i get her to a vet monday?… read more
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Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
10,518 satisfied customers
my cat have rash in the 2 ears outside and inside, my cat is
my cat have rash in the 2 ears outside and inside, my cat is a inside cat, this happen around every 4 to 6 month This time happen in hes ears, but other time happen in hes body all over sorry my spell… read more
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Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat, Indy has a skin problem. Im going to the vets Tuesday. Yesterday,
My cat, Indy has a skin problem. I'm going to the vets Tuesday. Yesterday, I noted a small scabby area on his chin. I removed this with my thumb nail, and once in light, noticed it was red and sore. T… read more
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Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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Is there any over the counter topical creams for a skin irritation
Is there any over the counter topical creams for a skin irritation spot on a cat? She's 17 and has always had baldish areas right in front of each ear. One is red and irritated. Thank you so much for … read more
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Dr. Drew
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Doctoral Degree
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beagle: allergies..give my..spring he scratches around his ears
My friend gives her dog a half of a Benadryl pill every other day for allergies he is a 45 lb beagle. Can I give my 30 lb cat Benadryl? Every spring he scratches around his ears alot and get sores, he… read more
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DrJessicaO
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: has adopted us..necklace of lumps which she keeps scratching
My name is Juliet. A neighbour's cat has adopted us. She is white, about 19 and recently has a necklace of lumps which she keeps scratching. Also on her head, cheeks, chin and throat it is like scabs … read more
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My elderly domestic cat has suddenly started scratching his
My elderly domestic cat has suddenly started scratching his head (near his ears, but not actually in the ear). What causes this? And can I put something topical on it to help it heal?… read more
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DrJessicaO
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my cat has a skin rash, can i put liquid benadryl on her if
my cat has a skin rash, can i put liquid benadryl on her if i put a cone on her so she can't lick it?… read more
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Dr. Debbie
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Doctoral Degree
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My female cat of 8 years has developed open sores over her
My female cat of 8 years has developed open sores over her skin. She has lost a lot of fur toward her back quarters. She eats well, her eyes are clear. She is mostly an indoor cat.… read more
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