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I have a cat she is about 6 or7 yrs old she is over-weight
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Is there a type of bug my cat could carry that looks flat, tiny, off-white to translucent in color, and triangular? I see them on him, and he's always itching. At times I get a stinging sensation, as … read more
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We recently used frontline on our cats and now the leave little
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I took my cat in to the vet for an unrelated issue (pulmonary
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Doctoral Degree
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I adopted a Simese / grey,3 yrs,female,cat.Who apparently has a skin conditions ? She scratches and chews, her fur is beautifuullll,her hine quarters,hips to one tenth of her tail has chewed herself t… read more
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