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She has matted hair n her back, and will not let me brush
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Doctoral Degree
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Our cat has large clumps of fur on her back as well as various white flecks in the fur. Are the white flecks dry skin or some kind of parasite?What do I do about the clumps? She is indoor always and s… read more
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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Hair cat with trauma from living in hoarding home. Rehab
Long hair cat with trauma from living in hoarding home. Rehab coming along but still won't let us touch her with two hands of pick her up, allows one hand to pet and scratch her ears. Matted fur in sp… read more
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18 year old cat. I have old 18 year old cat that hate to be
I have old 18 year old cat that hate to be brushed. I finally cut the matting hair off and have tried to brush her a little at a time. I have noticed she has very oily hair and it is full of white dandruff like material..dot like...can not see any movement. What is this...? She is active. … read more
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My cat is excessively spilling her water. Her fur is getting
My cat is excessively spilling her water. Her fur is getting matted no matter what I've done. Brushing made it worse. She's being herself, but more intense lately. The water playing/spilling only star… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,424 satisfied customers
I have about a 12 year old stray calico female cat never
I have about a 12 year old stray calico female cat never sick before. noticed her fur short hair is clumping mostly on her hind quarters. she stopped grooming herself and sometimes licks the air like … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,424 satisfied customers
I have a beautiful Birman female (she is a grey color - and
I have a beautiful Birman female (she is a grey color - and looks like she is wearing "white socks", which I understand is a trait of this breed.) I have had her for three years and this year her coat… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,424 satisfied customers
My seventeen-year old cat, who has been a 100% indoor cat tge
My seventeen-year old cat, who has been a 100% indoor cat tge last 4 years, has never been good at grooming herself. she's a long-haired pet shop special, and has always developed matted areas on her … read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
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Doctoral Degree
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Why would my cat be getting matted fur after 7 years of beautiful
Why would my cat be getting matted fur after 7 years of beautiful long well maintained fur..?? it is really bad.. I may have to have her sheered.. she is a ragdoll… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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One of my kitties has dandruff and matted fur around her hind
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Denise Colgrove
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cat: big fur-like growth on the back of her back...hair
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Dr. Gene
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My very elderly female cat has a problem with her coat. We
My very elderly female cat has a problem with her coat. We brush her daily and get at least half a carrier bag full of fur out, there are also little 'clumps' of fur that you can pull out in one piece… read more
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Dr. Drew
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat is 13 years old and overweight. She has a hard time
My cat is 13 years old and overweight. She has a hard time grooming and is dealing with matting issues. I've been brushing her to help with the matting. Three weeks ago I treated her with Frontline fo… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat has some kind of white stuff all in her fur and it is
my cat has some kind of white stuff all in her fur and it is kind of "sticky" to some degree. It just looks like dandruff I guess but there are massive amounts of it and it matting up her fur. I am co… read more
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DrChristineM
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Doctoral Degree
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My female cat long hair, manx/Maine Coon has developed issue
My female cat: long hair, manx/Maine Coon has developed issue on her hind quarter area: her fur feels hard, tough; almost like a sponge mat. The rest of her feels soft and she is still very affectiona… read more
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Steve O.
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat female spayed 16 yrs old never outside her hair
my cat female spayed 16 yrs old never outside her hair (fur) is falling out very hard to take to vet vary anti social and at her age taking her would be very strssful she is nasty to people and go int… read more
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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Two questions: My cat has sensitive skin on his back, from above his tail to about the middle of his back. The fur also clumps and he appears to have dandruff type flakes of skin in the area. He toler… read more
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Georgina Sullos, DVM
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Doctoral Degree
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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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Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
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