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Our cat has been drooling a lot for the past month or so.
Our cat has been drooling a lot for the past month or so. She has also been pulling out clumps of hair over most of her body. We have been brushing her every day to try to slow down the hair pulling. … read more
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I have about a 12 year old stray calico female cat never
I have about a 12 year old stray calico female cat never sick before. noticed her fur short hair is clumping mostly on her hind quarters. she stopped grooming herself and sometimes licks the air like … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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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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I watch over a feral cat colony. One of the cats is about
I watch over a feral cat colony. One of the cats is about five years old then, spayed, with rabies shot. Her furr has become matted and I think she lost her vision. She appears confused. It's hard to … read more
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My obese cat has been unable to clean herself properly. Now
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there is a Feral cat I have been taking care of for years,
there is a Feral cat I have been taking care of for years, last week I noticed that her hair around the neck got matted and she kept scraching, and now she has no hair arond her neck, she lets me pet … read more
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My cat has fur that is matting up and falling out he is about
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I have an 18 year old cat who seems to have "let herself go"
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Im feeding a stray cat that looks like she is having some
I'm feeding a stray cat that looks like she is having some problems with her mouth because I see her twisting her head back and forth and pawing at her mouth . She is eating all of her food and she lo… read more
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my cat is digging at the side of her face, scratching till
my cat is digging at the side of her face, scratching till it bleeds and shakes her head. she is indoor only, and this happened to her last summer as well. is she allergic to spring, pollen, etc., bug… read more
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I have a feral cat who is living in my garage. I took her to
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cat: is about 16 years old..Hers fur has begun to mat...never had mats
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Hello- I have a house cat that is approx 18 years old. She
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Our previously feral, short haired cat (shes about 6 now)
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i have a semi ferral cat who is very clean and is completely litter tray trained. However, when she gets up from being asleep i notice her bottom is expanded and faeces is showing! i think she is obli… read more
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