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I have an old cat - about 19 years old ... for about a year,
Hello. I have an old cat - about 19 years old ... for about a year, she has started letting her hair tuft like dreds, which another old 20-y.o. cat did. However, while petting her, to see which I coul… read more
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I have a hair kitty that has recently developed clumps in
I have a long hair kitty that has recently developed clumps in her hair. Do I need to change food or supplement the one she has? … read more
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Cat is about 13 yr.s old, she is lond haired but it isn't
Cat is about 13 yr.s old, she is lond haired but it isn't normal has severe statitic cline when I brush or comb, it clings to your fingers and is hard to get ogg, she gets sever Hair Balls, i give her… read more
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I never had problems with my short haired cat matting. She
I never had problems with my short haired cat matting. She now has mats, because of lack of grooming (arthritis) She has been seen by a vet and will be starting on gabapentin in the next few days. But… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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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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CalCatDoc
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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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there is a stray cat im trying to clean up. she is quite old,
there is a stray cat i'm trying to clean up. she is quite old, has fleas of course, which i recognize and am treating. what is horrifying is some kind of 'fungi' or parasite i have never seen: it look… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
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Doctoral Degree
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I have an 18 year old cat who seems to have "let herself go"
I have an 18 year old cat who seems to have "let herself go" in care for her fur. Lots of matted clumps. Otherwise, she seems to be content... What can I do about the matted clumps w/out hurting her?… read more
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Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
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cat: My 18..matting , shes very well kept , but they creep
My 18 year old cat just started doing this matting , she's very well kept , but they creep up on her and look like dread locks , I have to pull them apart before I brush her , this started about 6 mon… read more
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petdrz
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a cat that has thick fur and right at the base of her
I have a cat that has thick fur and right at the base of her tail and for about two inches toward the middle of her back, she has chewed her hair into knots that I can't get out with a brush. My vet s… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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I have a long haired cat and she does get tangles, and apparently
I have a long haired cat and she does get tangles, and apparently I missed a spot when combing her, because she has this bad tangle towards her rear; However, I am not sure it is just a tangle of hair… read more
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Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Our 19 year old grey short hair cat has been getting hair
Our 19 year old grey short hair cat has been getting hair clumps mainly on his rear hind legs. They are multiple and hurt to comb out. He is eating very well but has terrible breath. Is there anything… read more
Dr. Michele P
Dr. Michele P
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: severe matted hair..long hair..wont let me bathe her..tramatic
My cat is 19 years old, she has severe matted hair, she won't let me brush it very often. She is a long hair, and I don't want to hurt her but she won't let me bathe her. I read that the Vet may shave… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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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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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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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veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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cat: from the Humane League..10 years old, 19 lbs..likes
I am adopting a cat from the Humane League. He is 10 years old, 19 lbs., and has dandruff on his rump. He likes to be brushed, but that doesn't get rid of the dandruff. He was at the Humane League for… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: really thick matted lumps of fur that look..sort of dandruff
my cat is quite old now, almost 18, and recently she keeps getting really thick matted lumps of fur that look like there is some sort of dandruff in near the skin. We got most of it out by brushing la… read more
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