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My 16 year old male cat is pulling tufts of his fur...won't
My 16 year old male cat is pulling tufts of his fur...won't allow me to groom him, … read more
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She dropped her tail last night in hot glade wax warmer and she pulled off most of the wax. Her tail was encased in the wax and we did try everything we could to get it out but she got too stressed ou… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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I have a 19 year old cat who has developed quite bad fur
Hi, i have a 19 year old cat who has developed quite bad fur matting on his spinal area mainly. He is short haired so never had them before. I presuming its due to old age. Can you recommend anything … read more
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My cat is 17yo male neutered. At age 1-2yo his tail was run
My cat is 17yo male neutered. At age 1-2yo his tail was run over and the tip amputated. The new tip had a kink in it from the injury but never seemed to bother him. Always very healthy. Now 16 years l… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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I have a cat and I noticed today that he has a cut on his
I have a cat and I noticed today that he has a cut on his back paw somewhere around the nail. I put poroxide on it and he seems to be walking around and doing regular activity just fine but I was curi… read more
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Dr. Sara
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He's 16 or 17 years old. His skin is kind of flaky, he's
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Dr. Kara
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He'sgot a nasal discharge and he's ust pulling off fur. He's
He'sgot a nasal discharge and he's ust pulling off fur. He's losing weight fast. Othr cats not affected … read more
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Kelly Hill
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Well, my cat's fur is changing colors. He's been most of his
Well, my cat's fur is changing colors. He's been gray most of his life, with a brown/buff color as an undertone now the brown is becoming more predominant … read more
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Dr. Meghan Denney
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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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Dr. Kara
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My 16 year old male cat Snoopy has had increasing appetite
My 16 year old male cat Snoopy has had increasing appetite in the last year. But in the last month he's been voracious. He had a lump removed from his face last year, tooth extraction and a dental. He… read more
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Rebecca
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We have a 15 year old cat. He is pulling out his fur. He also meows and it sound really ho
We have a 15 year old cat. He is pulling out his fur. He also meows and it sound really hoarse and deep like he is stressed. Losing weight. Eats and drinks and poops seem to be fine. Just at the vet f… read more
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10 year old cat started limping and not wanting to weight bear on left front paw. ? abscess as lump flank though no aspirate when seen at vet and treated pain relief & antibiotics. Sudden increase in … read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 13 year old male cat. He has always been rather
I have a 13 year old male cat. He has always been rather large, and he currently weighs about 16 lbs I would guess. This is good; he has lost 8-10 lbs over the past 5 years or so. For the majority of … read more
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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My cat fur is coming out in clumps. she has lost weight but
My cat fur is coming out in clumps. she has lost weight but was never a fat cat. she is 15 years old. Drinks lots of water and urinates alot too. otherwise she seems healthly and active. I haven't had… read more
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I noticed one of my cats had been losing weight the past few months... At first i thought it was just because of his age. He's 12 years old. But then he started getting aggressive around human food li… read more
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cat: low diet..tract..shegets fur matting on her back end..worm
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DrChristineM
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat is 14 years old and has recently started loosing his
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My cat has seriously matted fur in both sides of his body.
My cat has seriously matted fur in both sides of his body. combing seems not to solve the problem. Sometimes large chunks of matted fur come off. Can you help? The fur on his head, legs and tail seems… read more
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