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18 year old cat. I have old 18 year old cat that hate to be
I have old 18 year old cat that hate to be brushed. I finally cut the matting hair off and have tried to brush her a little at a time. I have noticed she has very oily hair and it is full of white dandruff like material..dot like...can not see any movement. What is this...? She is active. … read more
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Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My cat is 18. She's skinny and really matted but begs
My cat is 18. She's skinny and really matted but begs for food constantly and jumps up on the bed, etc. She won't let me cut off her mats on one side and she scares me overall.… read more
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Dr. Kara
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My 15 year old cat had a procedure done a week ago. The vet
My 15 year old cat had a procedure done a week ago. The vet de-matted her and used a local anathesia. My cat is not the same. She barely eats, hides a lot,and just doesn't seem like herself. She alway… read more
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Dr. B
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My cats back hair gets real matted and appears sticky. Ive
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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CalCatDoc
veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Hi there, my 16 year old Burmese female is blind, rather arthritic,
Hi there, my 16 year old Burmese female is blind, rather arthritic, but still gets around (albeit slowly) and eats well. We brush her regularly and thoroughly every day and feed her high quality food.… read more
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GREYdvm61
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We have a beautiful gray domestic long hair female. She is
We have a beautiful gray domestic long hair female. She is spayed, and is about 3 years old. She is very feisty and fights tooth and nail when I have to groom her. She does let me clip her claws now, … read more
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Dr. Elizabeth
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cat: big fur-like growth on the back of her back...hair
My female cat, Minion is 4 1/2 years old. She has a big fur-like growth on the back of her back. She tugs at it once in a while and pulls out the hair. It is very hard but it is all fur. Every few mon… read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
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domestic cat: short hair..high liver enzymes..kidney failure..matted
My 18 yr old short hair domestic cat has not been eating very much food. She has an overactive thyroid, high liver enzymes and in kidney failure. Her hair has become dry and matted. She doesn't appear… read more
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Dr. Berry
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My indoor cat, Patty, is around 10 years old. She came into
My indoor cat, Patty, is around 10 years old. She came into our lives after living at our Vets office for 3 months. She is on a restricted diet as she has weight issues (1.5 oz of wet food AM. 1/3 cup… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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My question is about side affects of prednisone. My cat that
My question is about side affects of prednisone. My cat that I adopted a year ago and is about 2 yrs old now - has been on prednisone for about 10 months. Most recently in the last few weeks her fur i… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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domestic shorthair: rescued..overweight and it appears
I have recently rescued a 7 year old domestic shorthair female cat from our local Cats Protection. She was checked over by the vet before I had her and they weren't too concerned. She is very overweig… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: sleeps..tummy..bean bag was matting her fur, i was worried..shes
Hi, I have a pure white long haired female cat who is 21 years old ,she has never had a litter tray nor have i ever had to brush her as she has always been an outdoor cat who has always looked after h… read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
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Doctoral Degree
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Siamese: My 5 year..) is a self-groomer..her mouth..sensitive
My 5 year old domestic longhair/Siamese cross (adopted from Humane Society one year ago) is a "self-groomer." During shedding season, she pulls out large tufts of her hair, and twirls it in her mouth … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat is about 10 and has stopped eating her food. She is
My cat is about 10 and has stopped eating her food. She is scavenging all over the house eating our food and searching out every crumb, or ribbon, or leaf, or anything. What is going on?… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
674 satisfied customers
My cat is 18 yrs old and has developed matted fur clumps on
My cat is 18 yrs old and has developed matted fur clumps on her back near her spine. She is an inside cat but spends time on the weekends outside in the garden and doesn't wander. She is a Siamese cro… read more
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Dr. Tanis
Doctoral Degree
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cat: 10 yrs old..her fur..short haired..rescue centre
I have a cat who is about 10 yrs old and her fur is getting very clumpy and and almost knotty. Can you tell me why this happens. She is a short haired domestic cat that I got from a rescue centre. I h… read more
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Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
Dear Vets~ We have 3 cats...2 longhair (brothers), l short
Dear Vets~ We have 3 cats...2 longhair (brothers), l short hair...all 11 years old. All are getting areas on bodies where fur seems to stiffen and stick together...also a dandruff showing within those… read more
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Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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hello, im concerned with my cat. She is with us for 4 months
hello, i'm concerned with my cat. She is with us for 4 months now, but before she used to be on the streets, and eating from the bins etc. At the begining she didn't tolerate wet cat food, and she wou… read more
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Dr. K
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Doctoral Degree
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