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She has matted hair n her back, and will not let me brush
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Our cat has large clumps of fur on her back as well as various white flecks in the fur. Are the white flecks dry skin or some kind of parasite?What do I do about the clumps? She is indoor always and s… read more
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Dr. Kara
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My cat has matted fur on her back--along lower spine-- looks
Hello. my cat has matted fur on her back--along lower spine-- looks like it could have been flea infestation but she is on meds to prevent that and doesn't seem to have fleas. it is thickly matted and… read more
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I have a stray cat that has a couple of matted bits of fur
I have a stray cat that has a couple of matted bits of fur on its back with lots of white flakes, could this be mange? I am worried because of my own cat and don't want her to catch anything. … read more
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I have about a 12 year old stray calico female cat never
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I have a beautiful Birman female (she is a grey color - and
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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My female cat is 18 years old; she is losing her fur in tufts
My female cat is 18 years old; she is losing her fur in tufts or clumps. When these clumps form on her I've tried to remove them but she won't let me. It seems like it hurts unless they fall on their … read more
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My cat has been losing clumps of hair all over her body recently.
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My cat is 13 years old and overweight. She has a hard time
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