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I have a very haired cat. How can I keep her from getting
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My cat's back hair gets real matted and appears sticky. I've shaved it off before but it comes back. what should I do?… read more
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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
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Our long haired cat has hair mats on her belly. What is the best way to remove them? Should we use a professional groomer or can we try to remoe them ourselves? My concern is that a professional groom… read more
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my cat hates being brushed. she is part maine coon so she
my cat hates being brushed. she is part maine coon so she has long fluffy fur. she sheds so much, sometimes clumps at a time. Is this normal for my cat's breed? How can I brush her?… read more
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A silver colored persian cat was left for me to care for.
A silver colored persian cat was left for me to care for. Her owner died. I have a cat but I don't understand this breed. She has a very punched in face with a tiny nose. She is five. She seems to hav… read more
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My black long hair cat has recently started developing mats
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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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My cat is 19 years old, she has severe matted hair, she won't let me brush it very often. She is a long hair, and I don't want to hurt her but she won't let me bathe her. I read that the Vet may shave… read more
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i have 2 ctas mother and daughter,age 12/15yrs very healthy
i have 2 ctas mother and daughter,age 12/15yrs very healthy and stable in their surroundings,never had any illness,but now both of there coats are becoming very tuffed in certain areas even though ive… read more
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My long hair cat has a tuft of hair /mass of stuck together
My long hair cat has a tuft of hair /mass of stuck together hair with like a bump underneath it. It just showed up within the last 3 weeks. I can't see if there is an actual lump/bump under his skin o… read more
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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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I have a Persian Chinchilla and she is getting clumps on hair
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I have a 5 yr. old Maine Coon and he has in the last month
I have a 5 yr. old Maine Coon and he has in the last month developed knotted fur and snarls on his belly and chest. The knots eventually fall off, but I can not comb or brush through them. Is it his a… read more
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