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My cats hair is matting on their backs and they won't let me
My cats hair is matting on their backs and they won't let me brush them or rub oil it on the matted areas. … read more
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DoctorMike
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My cat has these two areas (back near her tail) that look
hi, my cat has these two areas (back near her tail) that look like (kinda) matted fur. she is orange and these patches look like they've lost their color and are more white. she doesn't fixate on them… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Our cat is almost 19 years old and hasn't been to a vet. She
Our cat is almost 19 years old and hasn't been to a vet. She has never had health problems at all, though she has lost her hearing in the past year. In the past year she's also stopped grooming hersel… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,095 satisfied customers
She has medium hair and hates getting brushed, and she had a
She has medium hair and hates getting brushed, and she had a huge mat on her hind legs. I was trying to brush her but she got pissed so I unfortunately tried to loosen it with scissors and apparently … read more
Sean Egan
Sean Egan
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
567 satisfied customers
I never had problems with my short haired cat matting. She
I never had problems with my short haired cat matting. She now has mats, because of lack of grooming (arthritis) She has been seen by a vet and will be starting on gabapentin in the next few days. But… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,701 satisfied customers
You gave me advice a few days ago about my cat who has some
You gave me advice a few days ago about my cat who has some mats. Her hair is short and I am wondering if she got her mats from an unusual source (not overweight or arthritic.) she sleeps in the same … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
42,193 satisfied customers
I have a very haired cat. How can I keep her from getting
I have a very long haired cat. How can I keep her from getting mats & clumps in her fur? I brush her everyday but some just will not come out. I recently took her to the groomer and she shaved them of… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,983 satisfied customers
It looks like my cat had excess fluffy fur on her bottom and
It looks like my cat had excess fluffy fur on her bottom and tail. (It is normally very flat and smooth) when I went to feel it a chunk came off. She doesn't seem to be bothered by it and is not groom… read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,983 satisfied customers
My cat is 19. She has stopped grooming and is very matted. I
My cat is 19. She has stopped grooming and is very matted. I bought a wire comb, but it's not helping. The mats are too bad. What else could I try? … read more
Jennifer Welsh
Jennifer Welsh
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
234 satisfied customers
My hair cut never gets brushed. I was gone week and had
my long hair cut never gets brushed. I was gone for a week and had someone feeding her. But know her hair on her back and sides are matted in large clumps and she wont let me touch that part of her, l… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Chief of Staff Veterinarian
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
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My other cat has large clumps of hair on her back. She doesnt
My other cat has large clumps of hair on her back. She doesn't seem to be in pain and makes no effort of complaining. I cannot brush her as she doesn't want me to touch these clots of hair. She had be… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
10,624 satisfied customers
A silver colored persian cat was left for me to care for.
A silver colored persian cat was left for me to care for. Her owner died. I have a cat but I don't understand this breed. She has a very punched in face with a tiny nose. She is five. She seems to hav… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
21,418 satisfied customers
how to rid severly matted hair from my 11 year old cat shes
how to rid severly matted hair from my 11 year old cat ? she's throwing up hairballs and constantly trying to groom out her backside where this mass is. i dont feel comfortable trying to cut or shave … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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My question is about side affects of prednisone. My cat that
My question is about side affects of prednisone. My cat that I adopted a year ago and is about 2 yrs old now - has been on prednisone for about 10 months. Most recently in the last few weeks her fur i… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
cat: ive noticed..my 12..s hair is matted from mid back to her tail
quite suddenly I've noticed that my 12 yo old cat's hair is matted from mid back to her tail. She had a complete physical in July and she was fine. Any idea what this could be?… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,236 satisfied customers
I have a 8 yr old Norwegian Forest Cat . Given to me when he
I have a 8 yr old Norwegian Forest Cat . Given to me when he was 1 1/2 yrs old. He is the love of my life. He has 2 issues. 1/seperation anxiety, he knows when I am getting ready to leave the house, h… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
21,820 satisfied customers
cat: has an area of fur on her lower back that starts..her hip..corn
My cat has an area of fur on her lower back that starts right at her spine and goes to her hip where is clumpy. It is almost like corn rolls on a human head. I have brushed that area a number of times… read more
Dr. Julie
Dr. Julie
Veterinarian
Post-Doctoral Degree
34 satisfied customers
Our previously feral, short haired cat (shes about 6 now)
Our previously feral, short haired cat (she's about 6 now) develops a matted area on her haunches once per year (now). She acts like it is troublesome or painful when we spray with coat condtitioner/ … read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
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