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We rescued a 10 yr old cat-former owner passed away. Weighs
We rescued a 10 yr old cat-former owner passed away. Weighs 17lbs. has begun showing patches of fur missing leaving scabby or sometimes open sores. Possible food allergy? Indoor cat. … read more
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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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I have a question about my friend's kitty. She is losing
Hello. I have a question about my friend's kitty. She is losing hair around her tail. It's very sparse fur, almost none at all losing it around base of tail & about 4-5 inches up center of her back. S… read more
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Rebecca
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My cat suddenly has bald patches, has been excessively licking
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My 9 year old cat started losing hair around the tail and lower
My 9 year old cat started losing hair around the tail and lower back and lower abdomen 2 months ago and it has only gotten worse, but now is less painful. Does he need steroids. His vet gave him a pre… read more
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my daughter has a 18 mo old male cat who had all of his shots
my daughter has a 18 mo old male cat who had all of his shots about 2 months ago. he spends most of his days outside and hunts quite a bit. about 3 weeks ago he started losing his hair and has lost we… read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
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My cat has developed bald patches on the backs of her back
My cat has developed bald patches on the backs of her back legs and is also losing her fur underneath on her lower abdomen. She has always been prone to vomiting her food up shortly after eating it, b… read more
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Trying to help an older, outdoor feral cat that lives in an
Trying to help an older, outdoor feral cat that lives in an insulated box heated by a light bulb with a comforter at the base. He is losing fur above his eye. He might have ear mites, I'm not sure, hi… read more
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Denise Colgrove
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My two 5 year old cats from the same litter are both losing
My two 5 year old cats from the same litter are both losing their fur in small patches on their backs close to the tails and tops of their hind legs.… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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my cat is licking herself aggressively and now has bald patches
my cat is licking herself aggressively and now has bald patches on her legs has been treated for 6 months for fleas no improvement… read more
Dr. B.
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my cat has very recently developed small bald itchy patches
my cat has very recently developed small bald itchy patches of fur next to her tail on her back - what is this?… read more
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Dr. Drew
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hello. My cat is very itchy and he keeps licking, which is
hello. My cat is very itchy and he keeps licking, which is causing him to lose his fur. I have taken him to the vets and they it may be an allergy. They suggested an obscure diet of venison and green … read more
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NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT: MY SIX WEEK OLD..FUR WHEN I BRUSHED HIM..SCALY
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My cat Chunkers is a rescue kitty (found her outside). I have
My cat Chunkers is a rescue kitty (found her outside). I have had her about 2 1/2 months. She has been to the vet for a healthy check-up (no issues). Chunkers is approximately 2 - 2 1/2 according to t… read more
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kitty: started losing..of his hair..given worm medicine
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Doctoral Degree
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Our cat has lost some fur around her tail. We initially thought
Our cat has lost some fur around her tail. We initially thought she'd been fighting-she came back one night with a clump missing and what looked looked like a flesh wound. It healed up very quickly no… read more
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cat: tail..thinning..I recently adopted him from the Humane Society
My cat has a large patch of hair on his back just above his tail that is really thinning/ balding. The patch appears to be spreading slowly further up his back. He is 6 years old and has medium hair a… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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my cats have saggy bellies and are licking them bald, they
my cats have saggy bellies and are licking them bald, they vomit sometimes right after eating, and one of them has begun to itch at her lower back by the base of her tail really bad and it's bleeding… read more
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