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Fur has been falling out on his back. It started at the base
Fur has been falling out on his back. It started at the base of his tail and had spread almost halfway up his back. The skin there feels hot. I do not think he's pulling it out. Help! … read more
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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
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It's my American Shorthair, Patch. A few months ago, she had
Hi it's my American Shorthair, Patch. A few months ago, she had a constipation blockage, and she began holding her tail in a lower arc, instead of up. She used to always hold it in a high question mar… read more
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My cat suddenly has bald patches, has been excessively licking
My cat suddenly has bald patches, has been excessively licking and looks thin around his back and hips... He's a year old, eating normally and behaving normally over all. This has happened over 48 hou… read more
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Hello, My Cat has mostly black fur. On her back is a very
Hello, My Cat has mostly black fur. On her back is a very small bald spot, and a few hair around it have turned white. It desn't seem to hurt her if i touch that area. Do you have any ideas as to what… read more
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my cat is about 8 years old and recently started biting his
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Only 24 hours ago my cat had his Programme for anti fleas.
Only 24 hours ago my cat had his Programme for anti fleas. I have noticed on two occasions a pile of cat hair and just thought that the said cat was having a fight with his brother. However I have jus… read more
Dr. Dan M.
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what does it mean when my cat has a tail that feels like speghetti. very limp. communicationally. has not been injured.… read more
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my cat has a couple patches of thin hair, both are along his
my cat has a couple patches of thin hair, both are along his spine. They are not completely bald, but you can definitely notice than the hair is thinner. These aren't a result of him over-grooming him… read more
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a stray cat has wondered into our house. she has flaky skin
a stray cat has wondered into our house. she has flaky skin in bald patches and i would like to treat her. the area is along her backbone starting from her tail and it seems to be spreading further an… read more
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one of my 6 month old ferral kittens has a bald, dark red bald
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Doctoral Degree
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kittens: my 9 month..month old..round bald spot on the back..biting
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Have read the afticles and still dont know. outside cat.
Have read the afticles and still don't know. outside cat. bald patches on back, from collar down to between shoulder blades. skin looks healthy, don't see cat scratching and don't think he could reach… read more
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I just recently noticed that my cat has a bald spot on his
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Dr. Tammy
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I just noticed a bald patch on my long-furred cats chest. The
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i have a male ragdoll cat, he appears to have a bald patch
i have a male ragdoll cat, he appears to have a bald patch on his back near his tail. cannot find any kind of flea or parasite, have heard him coughing recently, although i do feed my cats royal canin… read more
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Hi - About 2 nights ago, we discovered our cat, Monty, had a swollen, red, bald patch near his chest which he kept licking. It didn't seem hurt but he was quite irritated by it. It has since healed to… read more
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i have a 8 yr old am shorthair. Just noticed a red area on his back. also feels crusty any ideas… read more
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