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My 16 year old cat has developed heavily matted hair on the
My 16 year old cat has developed heavily matted hair on the lower part and back half of her body. What might cause this and what do i do to correct it?… read more
stumvb
stumvb
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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My cat is approx. 16 yrs. Adopted him 8 years ago. His hair
My cat is approx. 16 yrs. Adopted him 8 years ago. His hair is clumping in mats all over his body. He used to be indoor/outdoor but no longer. What should I do?… read more
Dr. Whitehead
Dr. Whitehead
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,066 satisfied customers
His hair is suddenly falling out in clumps. I had an issue
I had an issue earlier this year with him shedding so much he looked like he was going bald, Took him to the vet who said it was an allergy to fleas, so I doubled on the frequency of Advantage. That seemed to clear it up, but now he's suddenly losing hair in clumps and patches. … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,061 satisfied customers
Our cat is about 17 1/2 - his fur has started to mat - at first
Our cat is about 17 1/2 - his fur has started to mat - at first it was just small clumps (has unusual fur - almost like a stuffed animal's fur) - but lately all around his mid to lower back area he ha… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,907 satisfied customers
cat: 12 years old and for the past 3 days..shedding..biting..itching
My cat is 12 years old and for the past 3 days he's been shedding clumps and clumps of hair so that he has bald spots on the back and side. I've noticed him biting his hair out. Not itching with his l… read more
Dr. Jay Mawhinney
Dr. Jay Mawhinney
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,684 satisfied customers
My cat was left outside in the high heat. Hes 17 yrs old.
My cat was left outside in the high heat. He's 17 yrs old. He was laying on his side panting heavily. His tongue is hanging out of his mounth. He was very limp. I picked him up and brought him inside … read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,981 satisfied customers
I have an old diabetic cat who has become incredibly itchy,
I have an old diabetic cat who has become incredibly itchy, pulling fur out in clumps. No fleas. Skin a bit flaky in spots. Cat has been well regulated for years on insulin and rx diet. I know that de… read more
Dr. Heather
Dr. Heather
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
409 satisfied customers
I have a 16 year old cat (will be 17 in September). A month
I have a 16 year old cat (will be 17 in September). A month or so ago I noticed he was grinding on his left side when eating his dry food. I've switched his food a few times to smaller kibble & one wi… read more
petdrz
petdrz
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,489 satisfied customers
I have an American short hair cat, he is about 1 yrs old. He
i have an American short hair cat, he is about 1 yrs old. He has recently started shedding clumps and clumps of hair. what is the reason that he is shedding so much?… read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Small Animal Veterinarian.
2,766 satisfied customers
Maine Coon: eats wellness canned and nutro dry food..Fur seems dry.
14 year-old Maine Coon eats Wellness canned and Nutro dry food. Skin is flaky, and matting is terrible. Fur seems dry. Also gets fish oil once a day. No scratching.… read more
Critterdr
Critterdr
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
130 satisfied customers
My 17 year old cat is shedding in clumps from her back area.
My 17 year old cat is shedding in clumps from her back area. She is otherwise limber , playing , and eating like a little horse. What would make her very thick fur she'd so much ? … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,448 satisfied customers
My cat is approx. 16-17 years old and has warts on his back.
My cat is approx. 16-17 years old and has warts on his back. Kind of cauliflower looking and firm, subject to bleeding and puss. Is there an ointment or skin treatment I can use without a visit to the… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,009 satisfied customers
I have a 17 year old cat that just came back from the vet w/a
I have a 17 year old cat that just came back from the vet w/a Lion Cut (matted fur). He has red areas on his skin from allergies we think. Hes getting Depo shots every 1-2 mos. He has dry skin and won… read more
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Vet help
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Doctoral Degree
2,280 satisfied customers
17 yr old f. cat. Hair starting to come out in clumps today.
17 yr old f. cat . Hair starting to come out in clumps today. Occasional sneezes. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
12,757 satisfied customers
My 7-year old cat has 2 clumps of matted fur on his back,
my 7-year old cat has 2 clumps of matted fur on his back, just above his tail. there seems to be some swelling also. the hair on each clump is stuck together like it is glued . it doesn't seem to both… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,907 satisfied customers
Dear vet, my cat has developed dark/flaky skin on his tail
Dear vet, my cat has developed dark/flaky skin on his tail and i took him to the vet and he told me this happens whe the cat is stressed. It's been over a year and it has begun to travel onto his back… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,699 satisfied customers
My male fixed tabby is 16-17 yrs old, has arthritis and a small
My male fixed tabby is 16-17 yrs old, has arthritis and a small bladder. He has been pulling out his hair in clumps down to the skin, leaves the skin alone. In the area before the hind leg on the side… read more
CriticalCareVet
CriticalCareVet
Veterinary Specialist
Doctoral Degree
52,595 satisfied customers
My short hair cat is 16 years old. SHE IS A CALICO. She has
My short hair cat is 16 years old. SHE IS A CALICO. She has lost weight. The front her and the left side has matted fur/. Very tight pieces and the fall off. She still eats (although a little), What c… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
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