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Follow Up] My cat has been scratching herself to the point
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Hello. the outside edges of my cat's ears are scabbed and cracking to the point where it looks like the cracks might remain. Our vet ruled out mites and yeast, though she still does produce some brown… read more
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petdrz
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My cat is licking and making bald spots on her tail she also
my cat is licking and making bald spots on her tail she also has some thinning patches on her stomach and leg we recently changed her diet to the Purina Naturals..but it was around that time we saw th… read more
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My cat seems to have lost his undercoat. No other changes in
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stumvb
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My cat cleans herself excessively and scratches. She has bald
My cat cleans herself excessively and scratches. She has bald patches and sores from scratching. She doesn't have fleas and she is an inside cat. What may cause this type of behavior and what can I do… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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I have a typical house cat. She has been itching to the point
I have a typical house cat. She has been itching to the point where she gets sores on her body that scab over - mostly where her tail meets her body, her backbone and around her neck. She scratches an… read more
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Hi. My 11 year old spayed cat is scratching so that she is
Hi. My 11 year old spayed cat is scratching so that she is loosing her fur and has sore patches on her body. She is on metacam for arthritis. She has always been a bit nervy and used to bite her tail,… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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My male cate 3 yrs old has been excessivegrooming, scratching
My male cate 3 yrs old has been excessivegrooming, scratching etc. I have given him a flea bath and new flea collar....also I pout some flea medicine on the nap of his neck. He is losing patches of hi… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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my cat is licking herself aggressively and now has bald patches
my cat is licking herself aggressively and now has bald patches on her legs has been treated for 6 months for fleas no improvement… read more
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Dr. B.
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My cat has some form of dermatitis skin condition. She has
My cat has some form of dermatitis skin condition. She has dry, scaly flakes, some sores on her back, little patches of lost fur. I have tried more of a sea food diet for omegas; cat baths, flee contr… read more
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Dr. Loretta
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Dr. Kara
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My cat usually doesnt have a protein spill that often but
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat who is 19 and in good health suffers from constipation.
My cat who is 19 and in good health suffers from constipation. I've tried at her vet's advice, colace which, no matter how disguised, she will not take and every brand of hairball remedy. Mixed with h… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a cat that was injured. We bandaged the wound and put
I have a cat that was injured. We bandaged the wound and put a cone on her to keep her from scratching it and making it worse. We change the bandage frequently. How long will she need to be in the con… read more
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Dr. Bob
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hello, my cat had 7 teeth removed approximately 1 1/2 years
hello, my cat had 7 teeth removed approximately 1 1/2 years ago because they where rotten. my cat also had very bad breath at the time. since her teeth have been removed her breath was better and over… read more
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My female cat has an open sore that looks raw. She is strictly
My female cat has an open sore that looks raw. She is strictly an indoor cat and to my knowledge has had no exposure to fleas or mites of any kind. Initially I thought she had scratched herself becaus… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My 15 yr old cat has had some rash due to flea bites. Just
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Dr. Dan
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Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
cat: buckey continues to scratch..dragging..rug..14 years old
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