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My cat Sunshine is 17 years old. We picked him up as a
Hi my cat Sunshine is 17 years old. We picked him up as a stray. He is a longhaired cat. He has a lot of matted fur in clumps. I have been trying to cut some of them off. After I worked on him I notic… read more
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Our long haired cat has hair mats on her belly. What is the
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Our cat Joe has in the past month developed five tangled wads
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cat: piece of fur off under her tail by her rectal area..raw..herself
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