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I was giving her a bath the other day and she freaked out
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My cat is pulling her fur out around her back legs an tdil. Why would she be doing that … read more
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My outdoor cat is loosing her hair. She is very sweet but
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Last evening my cat came inside and moved quite slowly as if
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I have a 5 year old female cat who is not feeling well. Shes
I have a 5 year old female cat who is not feeling well. She's an indoor (night) /outdoor (day).we left for the weekend and came home to notice when she jumps on the counter it's like her back legs don… read more
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My cat has what appears to be like dandruff on a small patch of fur on her back towards the tail.The fur became clumped here & had to be cut off. There were no sores or scabs underneath the fur but it… read more
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my cat has some kind of white stuff all in her fur and it is
my cat has some kind of white stuff all in her fur and it is kind of "sticky" to some degree. It just looks like dandruff I guess but there are massive amounts of it and it matting up her fur. I am co… read more
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cat: jumping..I pet his hind legs he get very irritated..walks
My cat is 14 years old and is having difficulty jumping. He seems to be in some pain as when I pet his hind legs he get very irritated. He walks very stiff legged also. I am guessing arthritis. What c… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat is 10 years old. I adopted him from a friend about
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: is acting..consistency..his right hind leg/foot..his tail is hurt
We just got home from vacation and our cat is acting like he is hurt-There is no consistency to the areas that seem to hurt. First we thought it was his right hind leg/foot and then the other leg/foot… read more
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cat: year old female..meowing..tail..thin in her hind quarter.
My 7 year old female cat has started acting very odd, meowing, seems uncomfortable, intermitten diarreah...the fur on the back of her legs seems to be diminishing as well as the fur on her tail. She a… read more
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cats: pounds..rear and back legs, and licks a lot..difficulty pooping
I have 3 cats. The smallest is 8+ pounds (lynx) and has very loose stool, hair loss on rear and back legs, and licks a lot. She is also having difficulty pooping in the box (i.e. going right outside t… read more
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cat: has been acting weird the last few days..He meows very sadly.
Our male cat has been acting weird the last few days. He doesn't seem to be able to walk well. He meows very sadly. When he tried to jump on the couch, he couldn't because of his hind legs. We actuall… read more
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What could be the cause of a cat having temporary paralysis
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Doctoral Degree
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Cat has had a lot of recent problems. Has had a UTI, struvitis (forgive the spelling) and slight crystals. Has weakened jaw muscle on one jaw side, and makes a clicking slosshy sound when eats. Certai… read more
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