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My hair cat has got lumpy matts in it. How can I get through
My long hair cat has got lumpy matts in it. How can I get through them. Have been combing but the matts remain?… read more
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Richard Rawling
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I have a new 3 lb himalayan kitten. He is VERY hairy. I comb
Hi I have a new 3 lb himalayan kitten. He is VERY hairy. I comb him every day to keep his fur untangled. I noticed that his stomach fur gets more matted. Also the fur around his anus seems too long an… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My kitten, haired, is four months old and has not yet
My kitten ,long haired, is four months old and has not yet mastered keeping his bottom sparkly cleans. He goes a couple times a day and often has pieces hanging. Is there way I can make is poo a littl… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have a 19 year old hair male neutered indoor cat. He
Hi, I have a 19 year old long hair male neutered indoor cat. He stopped grooming himself about a year ago so I occasionally trim off the matted fur with scissors. I trimmed him last evening around 6pm… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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I'm wandering if I can get some advice my kitten is
Hi I'm wandering if I can get some advice my kitten is 5months old and his claws are really long they are getting stuck on everything!he won't let me clip them so what can I do?… read more
Dr. Stacy
Dr. Stacy
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have 2 cats with longhair. One was so feisty I took her
I have 2 cats with longhair. One was so feisty I took her the vet for hair knots--$170. They now have long hair and are calm. Can I trim them or is a job for a groomer. And how much should I expect to… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Cat Veterinarian
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
23,744 satisfied customers
Can I tranquillize my large, strong cat so as to trim matted
Can I tranquillize my large, strong cat so as to trim matted hair and faecal matter around his anus, or is this best done at the vet's office?… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
My cat seems to have some mats next to his anus. When I tried
My cat seems to have some mats next to his anus. When I tried to clean them and trim them, I noticed there was a cut underneath them all. He won't let me near it cause it's clearly painful when I try … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,960 satisfied customers
Our four year old American domestic short hair has whiskers
Our four year old American domestic short hair has whiskers that seem very long; She is basically and in-door cat. Thank you… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
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Doctoral Degree
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persian: hair..hairless..couple of tiny blood spots..skin infection
hi. i have a 2 year old persian male cat i took it for grooming and trimming 3 weeks ago.. On the same day after it was done with grooming i saw a spot at the end of its neck that was over trimmed.. F… read more
Dr. Kim Lewis
Dr. Kim Lewis
Comprehensive, advanced general practice
Doctoral Degree
306 satisfied customers
How can I keep my longhaired calico cats anal area clean
How can I keep my longhaired calico cat's anal area clean? she gets small balls of poop and won't let me near to cut them.… read more
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Tabby who is about 12 now...of the hair on the end
I have a Tabby who is about 12 now. Some of the hair on the end of her back is developing into clumbs, and I can't brush them out. She is not outside a lot, so nothing would have happened her out ther… read more
Dr. Brian M.
Dr. Brian M.
Doctoral Degree
642 satisfied customers
We have 2 male cats (neutered) from the same litter. One is
We have 2 male cats (neutered) from the same litter. One is a short haired Main Coon, black and grey tiger, stripes42" long and31 lbs. his Brother is a mix of white and black/grey tiger, but much smal… read more
Dr. Ellen
Dr. Ellen
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Doctoral Degree
519 satisfied customers
I have a male kitten that was a stray about 10-12 weeks old.
I have a male kitten that was a stray about 10-12 weeks old. He is a long hair. His anus is red and swollen and has diarrea. I trimmed the hair around his anus hoping that if it was an infection cause… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
33,477 satisfied customers
cat: one year old and weighs just under six pounds..veterinarian
Our cat is a little over one year old and weighs just under six pounds. She has always HATED to have her claws trimmed. I have been taking her to the veterinarian's office at PetsMart to have her claw… read more
Dr. Karen
Dr. Karen
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KITTIES: GET declawed, I AM LOOKING..ARE 3 MONTHS OLD, AND THEY ARE
hi I HAVE 2 KITTENS THAT I WANT TO GET DECLAWED, I AM LOOKING FOR A PLACE THAT HAS AN AFFORADABLE PRICE, THE KITTENS ARE 3 MONTHS OLD, AND THEY ARE IN-DOOR KITTIES, I LIVE IN MARTINEZ CA. THANKS SO MU… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
I have an older cat with long hair and a horrible constipation
I have an older cat with long hair and a horrible constipation problem. He takes lactulose, and a pwder suppl, but it's still awful. Do I shave him? Is there a fiber I can add to his diet? (no beef, h… read more
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Dr. Holloway
Doctoral Degree
83 satisfied customers
cat: long hair..all the poop off her bottom region..poo a lot..feed
my cat is a long hair cat and she seems to be having problems getting all the poop off her bottom region and then slides her bum across the floor to get it off. Now she seems to smell like poo a lot. … read more
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Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,944 satisfied customers
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