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My obese hair cat is losing hair on her back above her tail
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I've had a flea problem this year, she is 7 years old and
I've had a flea problem this year, she is 7 years old and started losing fur which I've read can be caused by flea bite dermititis, however she is also acting more lethargic than normal and is always … read more
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I have a question about my friend's kitty. She is losing
Hello. I have a question about my friend's kitty. She is losing hair around her tail. It's very sparse fur, almost none at all losing it around base of tail & about 4-5 inches up center of her back. S… read more
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Hi, my female cat is 11 years old. She is constantly licking
Hi, my female cat is 11 years old. She is constantly licking and pulling her hair out, mostly around her left and right haunches area. Her breathing is rapid and her back end sides where she has pulle… read more
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Symmetrical Hair Loss along sides and backs of legs developed
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my daughter has a 18 mo old male cat who had all of his shots
my daughter has a 18 mo old male cat who had all of his shots about 2 months ago. he spends most of his days outside and hunts quite a bit. about 3 weeks ago he started losing his hair and has lost we… read more
Dr. Joey
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I have an 11 mo. old calico who seems to be heavy with child. During the last 2 weeks, she lost hair on the outside of her right ear and now it has eliminated fur on her left ear and a little bit on h… read more
Dr. B.
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we have a feral cat we are taking care of along with 6 others,one
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My cat had fleas and was biting at her self. She loss all her
My cat had fleas and was biting at her self. She loss all her hair on her back legs and around her back side. A few spot on her neck and a top of her tail. I ahve treated her for fleas with frontline … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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both of our cats (male and female tabbies, 7 yrs old, siblings)
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Doctoral Degree
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My long haired female cat has fleas, my male doesnt...if I
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I have 2 outdoor cats. They sleep in my garage at night. They
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My mothers cat, Midnight, a neutered male who seems to be
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Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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Dear doctors: I have 2 different cat questions. 1: my large black male, very shy, feral mother has lost a large patch of hair along his side. I was away 3 weeks so it happened quite fast. He is very l… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
My cat is losing hair. Shes lost quite a bit on her stomach
My cat is losing hair. She's lost quite a bit on her stomach and the back of her legs, and now at the base of her tail and a spot on her side. Is this caused by fleas? And if so, what's the best produ… read more
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