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My cat is 6 yrs old. she starting scratching and licking
hello, my cat is 6 yrs old. she starting scratching and licking herself about 6 weeks ago. We feed her Iams indorr weight and hairball food. She has always ate this food, she likes it and up to this p… read more
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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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My kitten, 8 months, has these scabs on her chest just below her chin under her fur. They
My kitten, 8 months, has these scabs on her chest just below her chin under her fur. They don't seem to bother her, but she's had them about 6 weeks. At first I thought she may have leaned on the radi… read more
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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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My black male cat, 10 years, has a puffy lower lip. Doesnt
My black male cat, 10 years, has a puffy lower lip. Doesn't seem to bother him. Is eating, drinking, urinating, pooping just fine. Should I watch it for a couple days and see if it goes down?… read more
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Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, My 2 year old female Ragdoll cat has been salivating
Hi, My 2 year old female Ragdoll cat has been salivating excessively for the past 2 hours, and I am a little concerned. Her activity levels are normal, and her appetite appears to be fine. Since the t… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Sphynx: My 1 yr..yr old..her tongue is SO rough..hurt herself
My 1 yr old Sphynx licks herself a lot. I'm afraid she may 'hurt' herself because her tongue is SO rough and her little skin is SO delicate.........does she know enough to not hurt herself? It's like … read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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6-year old female blue-haired, pastel calico cat. Noticed
6-year old female blue-haired, pastel calico cat. Noticed she has been stretching her hindquarters(within last year); at least every time I see her, she is doing it. She has licked her belly compulsiv… read more
Dr. Andi
Dr. Andi
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat Blackjack has little bumps (like little pimples) on
My cat Blackjack has little bumps (like little pimples) on his chin and his chin is also swollen. He does seem to scratch that area more than normal, but I do not know if that is because they are phys… read more
Dr. Joey
Dr. Joey
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My cat has recently licked an entire section of hair off of
My cat has recently licked an entire section of hair off of her side. In addition to this bald patch, there is a patch at the base of her tail that has become scaly and scabby and has been bleeding a … read more
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Rosie_MRCVS
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My cat has a round, hairless, sore looking spot on each heel
My cat has a round, hairless, sore looking spot on each "heel" of her back feet and I don't know how this happened. She is totally an indoor cat. I've owned her for years and this has never happened b… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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cat: strange patch of hairthat i thought was shedding
My cat is about 10 and has a strange patch of hairthat i thought was shedding. It seems to have gotten worse. The hairs come out with small chuncks of skin? She had them on her back near the tail and … read more
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petdrz
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has a dark discharge coming out of her eyes and now
My cat has a dark discharge coming out of her eyes and now it appears to have spread to her lips and chin area. We just noticed the lips and chin tonight and she gets a great deal of attention so this… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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My cat is a nine year old female grey tabby. She is an indoor
My cat is a nine year old female grey tabby. She is an indoor cat. She is exhibiting localized fur loss [round patch the size of a quarter on the neck area] The underlying skin is red but there are no… read more
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DrChristineM
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: herself will not eat or drink..vocal..examined..lips
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cat: lymphoma..One has bled quite a bit and formed a scab.
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My 8 year old cat has a large patch (3 inches )of hair that
My 8 year old cat has a large patch (3 inches?)of hair that fell out on his side. No skin irritation, no scratching or biting at it. Doesn't seem to bother him, but it bothers me. Should I be concerne… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I noticed some whitish bump (1, maybe 2) on my cats butt,
I noticed some whitish bump (1, maybe 2) on my cat's butt, but she is behaving completely normally...she has had her shots and everything on time...she is 5 years old. I have a picture I can send if t… read more
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Dr. Scarlett
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has a rash that started out about a month ago with bumps
My cat has a rash that started out about a month ago with bumps (coarse grain of sand size) dorsally around her tail. Some hair loss is evident at the base of tail. She licked herself frequently at fi… read more
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Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Bombay: her forehead, listless, licking her lips, obviously feels sick
Serena, our Bombay, has a temp, bumps on her forehead, listless, licking her lips, obviously feels sick.… read more
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