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My cat is missing hair at the base of his ear, there was
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My cat has been pulling her fur out causing scabs on her back
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat has a really itchy back at the base of the tail. I regularly
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: scratches..her fur..her backbone and base of her tail..scabs
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Doctoral Degree
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Doctoral Degree
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