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She has dry scaley patches on her back and her fur is
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She has medium hair and hates getting brushed, and she had a
She has medium hair and hates getting brushed, and she had a huge mat on her hind legs. I was trying to brush her but she got pissed so I unfortunately tried to loosen it with scissors and apparently … read more
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You gave me advice a few days ago about my cat who has some
You gave me advice a few days ago about my cat who has some mats. Her hair is short and I am wondering if she got her mats from an unusual source (not overweight or arthritic.) she sleeps in the same … read more
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My haired cat over the past week has started losing large
Hello, my long haired cat over the past week has started losing large clumps of hair. It's like you can almost pull them off her. In the past she had those skin bumps that would leak and then disappea… read more
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My orange tabby cat has tangled fur along the ridge of her
My orange tabby cat has tangled fur along the ridge of her back. I have tried to separate and comb it out, but have had no luck. Is there any product or secret remedy that will address this issue?… read more
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i have my sisters cat and his hair looks matted..like it's dreads.. its horrible and
i have my sisters cat and his hair looks matted..like it's dreads.. its horrible and she says nothing spilled on him. she said she tried to cut it but it seemed to hurt him. my question is do i take h… read more
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Hi,My cat has a large "growth" on her back, near her tail.
Hi, My cat has a large "growth" on her back, near her tail. Today, it fell off her. It is about the size of my fist. it has hair on it, and is solid. She has a few fleas, this is down from a lot of fl… read more
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I got my cat 8 months ago at the Humane Society. Shes about
I got my cat 8 months ago at the Humane Society. She's about 4 years old and 15 pounds. Since she has a big tummy she cannot reach everywhere to clean herself. The problem is this: on her back, where … read more
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My cat has developed clumps of hair patches along her back.
My cat has developed clumps of hair patches along her back. I've tried brushing them out w/ no success. I've had o cut them out for her to regrow her fur in these spots. What could be causing this.… read more
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Dr. John
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My cat has an infection on her butt/anus area. I have had her
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Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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I just removed a tight mat of fur from my cats back at her
I just removed a tight mat of fur from my cat's back at her tail. The mat had been there for weeks, and this was my first success at removing it with scissors. Unfortunately, the scissors weren't shar… read more
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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
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My cat is 13 years old and overweight. She has a hard time
My cat is 13 years old and overweight. She has a hard time grooming and is dealing with matting issues. I've been brushing her to help with the matting. Three weeks ago I treated her with Frontline fo… read more
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My question is about side affects of prednisone. My cat that
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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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Dr. Steve
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My friend has a short haired siamese cat that has a matted
My friend has a short haired siamese cat that has a matted hair spot on his back. Whenever she trys to comb it out he fusses and runs away. it seems like it hurts. Is there a skin or hair condition th… read more
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Dr. Jennifer
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat is 17 years old and her fur is beginning to become matted
My cat is 17 years old and her fur is beginning to become matted along her back. I brush her regularly but it is too matted to brush out, what can I do?… read more
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Dr. Peter
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I just noticed as I was holding my 5 year old orange tabby
I just noticed as I was holding my 5 year old orange tabby that he has some matted fur on his middle back...there is a flaky substance in the area as well. I've never seen this on him before. He weigh… read more
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