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My cat has a bald spot right between his should blades. we
Second opinion] my cat has a bald spot right between his should blades. we adopted him and the previous people used a cheap flea medicine so the hair in that spot was thin when we got him. over the su… read more
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Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My cat suddenly has bald patches, has been excessively licking
My cat suddenly has bald patches, has been excessively licking and looks thin around his back and hips... He's a year old, eating normally and behaving normally over all. This has happened over 48 hou… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi Dr. Andy My 5 year old tabby has a bald spot on his back
Hi Dr. Andy My 5 year old tabby has a bald spot on his back over his spine. He is strictly an indoor cat. I went away for the month of August and he was fine, when I returned on Labor Day, his fur was… read more
Dr. Taus
Dr. Taus
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cat: is licking his fur off..He eats and drinks..frontline
My grandson's cat is licking his fur off. He eats and drinks well and does'nt seem sick . I give him a frontline flea medicine every month.He does not have fleas so I was wondering what else I could t… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,054 satisfied customers
I have another cat that is losing its hair. Took him to the
I have another cat that is losing it's hair. Took him to the vet twice and they said to take him to a dermatologist 50 miles away. I've had him 10 years and he lives with 2 other cats with no problems… read more
Dr. K
Dr. K
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,462 satisfied customers
I just gave my 2 year old cat some frontline plus last night
I just gave my 2 year old cat some frontline plus last night because he had fleas. Now he won't stop grooming and scratching himself! He's been like this since last night, and we found him sleeping in… read more
Dr. Debbie
Dr. Debbie
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,728 satisfied customers
my cat is licking the hair off of her hind quarters. Her back
my cat is licking the hair off of her hind quarters. Her back legs, her back end to her tail, and her stomach. She has no fleas. No sore's. Is it a nervous disorder?… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,944 satisfied customers
NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT: MY SIX WEEK OLD..FUR WHEN I BRUSHED HIM..SCALY
MY SIX WEEK OLD NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT LOST A LOT OF FUR WHEN I BRUSHED HIM TO MOVE SOME KNOTS, HE DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE ANY SCALY OR CRUSTY SKIN AND IS OTHERWISE OK… read more
Dr. Johnson
Dr. Johnson
BVM&S
966 satisfied customers
cat: neutered..year old male..one hind leg, some of his tummy..tail
My orange and white neutered 4 year old male cat began losing fur on one hind leg, some of his tummy and at the base of his tail. He is not bald. Rather the fur looks like it would had he been shaved … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
bombay: mix..developed serious bald patches..his hair..treated
I have a bombay mix cat male 3yrs. He has developed serious bald patches ...I was told by a vet a year ago it was worms so we treted for worms and applied a pain spray he got all his hair back and was… read more
Dr. Willie
Dr. Willie
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
62 satisfied customers
domestic shorthair: fur..no fleas or ticks, and no worms..frontline
My cat Lucy, a female domestic shorthair, has begun to pull her fur out in chunks. She seems to have one particular spot that she favours, on one particular side of her body. She has no fleas or ticks… read more
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Pet Doc
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BVSc
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cat: vet appt..My 6-year..has never has fleas..nasty open sore
I have a vet appt Tuesday but now I wonder if I should do something faster -- or if there is something I can do in the interim? My 6-year old cat has never has fleas, but suddenly he seems to have a r… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
I took my cat in to the vet for an unrelated issue (pulmonary
I took my cat in to the vet for an unrelated issue (pulmonary edema) when I was told that my cat was "riddled with fleas". I brush my cat all the time and have never seen a single flea. He doesn't scr… read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
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1,975 satisfied customers
We have 2 long-haired 8-yr. old cats (male and female). For
We have 2 long-haired 8-yr. old cats (male and female). For the past two months they have been constantly licking their fur and are chewing at the base of their tails to a paint where they are beginni… read more
andrea roberts
andrea roberts
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Bachelor's Degree
1,292 satisfied customers
cat: 10 years old..scratching his right back leg..his tummy area..bald
my cat is 10 years old and recently he's been scratching his right back leg near his tummy area and now the front right leg too. He is losing the hair in those 2 spots (getting bald). I took him to th… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
kitty: stray..few weeks ago with a large bald spot on its elbow
I have a stray kitty that I am keeping. It showed up a few weeks ago with a large bald spot on its "elbow". I couldn't tell what happened and it didn't look like it was hurting or anything was wrong w… read more
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Dr. Angela
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
276 satisfied customers
cat: indoor..noticed a few patches of fur missing for several months.
Our 8 year old Tom (fixed) is an indoor and outdoor cat. We have noticed a few patches of fur missing for several months. We just assumed he was fighting again. However there seems to be more new patc… read more
Dr. K
Dr. K
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,462 satisfied customers
My cat, 5 yr male, is an outdoor/indoor guy who is really good
My cat, 5 yr male, is an outdoor/indoor guy who is really good at catching rodents. At least 1 a day, eats them and leaves the entrails on the deck. He has an awful habit of pulling out his hair by tu… read more
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Dr Pete
Bachelor's Degree
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