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Our cat has large clumps of fur on her back as well as
Our cat has large clumps of fur on her back as well as various white flecks in the fur. Are the white flecks dry skin or some kind of parasite?What do I do about the clumps? She is indoor always and s… read more
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I have a cat about 4 years old. Recently, at least for the
Hi - I have a cat about 4 years old. Recently, at least for the last two winter season her fur along the top usually clumps which I assume is from her cleaning but not sure. It builds up and I try to … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has a, small dandruff looking clump in the fur on her
My cat has a white, small dandruff looking clump in the fur on her back. I combed it out, but there are still some white specs. … read more
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I have a almost 20 yr old indoor cat. She has 2 problems:
I have a almost 20 yr old indoor cat. She has 2 problems: 1st her fur is clumping into big clumps? 2nd As soon as she defecates she fall down?… read more
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My cat has been losing clumps of hair all over her body recently.
My cat has been losing clumps of hair all over her body recently. She has some bald spots but the skin underneath looks clear with no redness or irritation. Her fur feels sort of greasy & coarse inste… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My cat is a 22 yr.old Tourtise shell, house cat. I am at a
My cat is a 22 yr.old Tourtise shell, house cat. I am at a loss and do not know what to do. Her fur is in knots and I can't keep up with it....it's just getting worse. She has always been very clean, … read more
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Dr. Deb
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Doctoral Degree
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Our 14 year old cats coat is clumping in one spot. Do you
Our 14 year old cat's coat is clumping in one spot. Do you know what this is and what is the cause? What can I do to treat it?… read more
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Dr. Deb
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I have a haired cat and her fur gets matted easily. The fur
I have a long haired cat and her fur gets matted easily. The fur around part of her neck has fallen out in small area and can see thin places with just a small amount of fur remaining. I know she shed… read more
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DrEllie
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has some sort of skin irritation under her chin. Sometimes
My cat has some sort of skin irritation under her chin. Sometimes her skin feels smooth and then other times she has bumps under her chin. She scrapes her chin on a regular basis because I suspect it … read more
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Dr. Will
Doctoral Degree
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I have a short haired white cat that is loosing his hair under
I have a short haired white cat that is loosing his hair under his chin and sides of head. What is wrong?… read more
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CAT: HER COAT..LAST TWO DAYS SHE..IS NO BLEEDING OR FLEAS OR OBVIOUS
MY CAT IS 17 YEARS OLD AND IS NOT TAKING CARE OF HER COAT AS SHE USED TO, SHE IS LONG HAIRED. IN THE LAST TWO DAYS SHE HAS PULLED OUT A FEW CLUMPS. THERE IS NO BLEEDING OR FLEAS OR OBVIOUS IRRITATION.… read more
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Doc James
Post-Doctoral Degree
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cat: goes outside..her fur appears to be clumping and matting
My cat goes outside frequently. In the last month I have noticed that her fur appears to be clumping and matting. It pulls at her skin and makes her uncomfortable when you touch her. What can I do abo… read more
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feline: long haired..seems to keep getting hair clumps from?
How can i decrease the amount of dander my long haired feline friend seems to keep getting hair clumps from??… read more
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Two questions: My cat has sensitive skin on his back, from above his tail to about the middle of his back. The fur also clumps and he appears to have dandruff type flakes of skin in the area. He toler… read more
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Hi...I have a 9 year old female cat...around her eyes...is
Hi...I have a 9 year old female cat...around her eyes...is all red...lost of hair around the eyes...and they are running like she is crying. also under her chin there is a black crust building ....at … read more
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I have a mixed breed black long haired cat. She has been spade
I have a mixed breed black long haired cat. She has been spade and all shots are up to date. No medical problems except ongoing sinus problem that she has had since birth. She is 8 years old. Recently… read more
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i just noticed my 2 year old cat has a couple of large clumps
i just noticed my 2 year old cat has a couple of large clumps of matted fur on her back, not sure what it is, if i should try to brush it or cut it?… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat has some matted clumps of fur above both of her back legs that runs up to her spine near the tail. The tail is okay. We don't know what has caused the fur to be like this. The fur is not growin… read more
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