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My cat is losing all of her hair. Hair loss has become
My cat is losing all of her hair. Hair loss has become remarkably pronounced, and is really worrying me! We thought it might be allergies so we changed cat litter, no change. Hair loss is the worst on… read more
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He's got thinning hair on his right side, a patch of hair missing near the base of his tail, he's very sporadic, almost happy and grouchy all at once, he's not very playful either, but still cuddly. H… read more
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Haired female cat allergic to fleas and getting shots
Long haired female cat allergic to fleas and getting shots because she gets scabs. All the hair is gone from her belly but has grown back on back of legs. Her belly looks like a pinkish grey wet leath… read more
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My cats hair is thinning. He is scratching more than usual.
My cats hair is thinning. He is scratching more than usual. I got him a cap star pill for fleas. Even though he is an indoor cat. And a supplement for his skin called natural pet skin. He is an Americ… read more
Dr. B.
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Hello, we feed a group of feral cats and one in particular
Hello, we feed a group of feral cats and one in particular has thinning of the fur at the top portion of back towards the base of the tail. I thought that it was possibly fleas, so I applied Advantage… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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my russian blue is almost 7, a happy contented cat and about
my russian blue is almost 7, a happy contented cat and about 12 pounds. suddenly this month he started shedding his tail hair in clumps to the point that you can see lines of empty space to the skin o… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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cat: base of his tail, legs and belly are so thin in fur..bald..my vet
My male cat is over grooming to the extent that he is obsessed with it, his lower back, base of his tail, legs and belly are so thin in fur now that he is almost bald, especially on his belly. he has … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My 8-year-old, neutered male, cat has started losing hair at
My 8-year-old, neutered male, cat has started losing hair at the base of his tail. First going down the tail, now on his back at the base of his tail. He has never been outside. He lives in my store, … read more
petdrz
petdrz
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,598 satisfied customers
cat: sores on his back towards his tail..losing hair..those areas
my cat started geting sores on his back towards his tail, his hair thinned out around that area, now he has a few more on the middle of his back, also losing hair there. He doesnt seem to give those a… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
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My cat has stated licking his front legs as fast as he can
My cat has stated licking his front legs as fast as he can when I rub him on his lower back. He also licks himself on his sides and his belly all the time. He is an inside cat and has never been outsi… read more
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Vet help
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,280 satisfied customers
my indoor male cat is 3 years old and is a black and white
my indoor male cat is 3 years old and is a black and white tuxedo marked cat. his fur is soft and shiny all over apart from the base of his tail which over the last couple of weeks has changed. the fu… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
Practicing Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Candy
Dr. Candy
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
34 satisfied customers
cat: itching like crazy he has scabs and sores..tail..his belly down
i have had my cat for 6yrs now and recently he has been itching like crazy he has scabs and sores around his neck he is losing hair on his back by his tail and he has a rash on his belly down by his p… read more
Dr. Lazarcheff
Dr. Lazarcheff
Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
535 satisfied customers
cats: one female..been recently exposed to fleas..treated..topical
I have two indoor cats, one male - 7 years... one female 9 years. They both have been recently exposed to fleas for the first time. My husband treated them both with Sargeants Gold topical treatment a… read more
Dr. Beall
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Doctoral Degree
359 satisfied customers
Our cat has lost some fur around her tail. We initially thought
Our cat has lost some fur around her tail. We initially thought she'd been fighting-she came back one night with a clump missing and what looked looked like a flesh wound. It healed up very quickly no… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: tail..thinning..I recently adopted him from the Humane Society
My cat has a large patch of hair on his back just above his tail that is really thinning/ balding. The patch appears to be spreading slowly further up his back. He is 6 years old and has medium hair a… read more
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FamilyPetDoctor
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,482 satisfied customers
I have a 9year old nuetured male. He has lost hair on the back
I have a 9year old nuetured male. He has lost hair on the back of his tail, back legs and some on his belly over the last 2 months. I treated him with advantage for fleas. I see not reddness, no sores… read more
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Doctoral Degree
390 satisfied customers
my new male cat that was a wild cat about a month ago is now
my new male cat that was a wild cat about a month ago is now doing well in my home. the thing is he is pulling out his hair on his back near his tail. at first i thought ti was from being atticed out … read more
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Dr. Chad
Doctoral Degree
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