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My cat is plucking globs of hair from herself. Over a year
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I have a male cat about 7 years old. He has lost some weight. Never been fat. But you can feel his backbone. Now he doesn't eat only drinks water … read more
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Brother's cat is in pain due to massive knots in fur on back. Had one but quickly escalated likely due to a skin infection. Does this require the cat to be shaved and will any vet office do this? He d… read more
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I'm wondering if my cat is underweight. She's always been a tiny cat in frame and her build is small but I'm not sure if she's too skinny. I can provide photos.… read more
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Rebecca
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She is 12 plus years I have had her for two very thin, tried
She is 12 plus years I have had her for two very thin, tried all kinds of food to get her to eat, up cannine teeth seem to be pushing into her lower lip and like black scab, She is a Maine *** and won… read more
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My cat ended up with fleas I didn't know till couple weeks
My cat ended up with fleas I didn't know till couple weeks after she had kittens we lost on kitten already they are covered we tried soap bath on the two that look healthiest but it's still bad I don'… read more
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I have a 15 yr old female that has more mats in her fur that
I have a 15 yr old female that has more mats in her fur that I can't brush out nor can she remove. I'm concerned about taking her to a vet for removal because of her age … read more
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My cat all of the sudden started to get knots in her fur and
My cat all of the sudden started to get knots in her fur and I do not know why. … read more
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Lisa M
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I have a cat that lost its best friend (a dog) and it has
I have a cat that lost its best friend (a dog) and it has been depressed ever since. She hasn't taken care of herself like she used to and she continues to get large knots in hair now.We are able brus… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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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
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My hair cat has started getting knots all over her....I have
my long hair cat has started getting knots all over her....I have always brushed her and this just started happening.....is this because she is shedding? It hurts her if I try to brush them out.....It… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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I have a colony of nine feral cats, all of which are spayed
I have a colony of nine feral cats, all of which are spayed and neutered. All but one are long haired. One of them is losing hair dramatically on one side. Her skin is exposed from the shoulder to the… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hi....My cat was diagnosed with diabetes two months ago. He
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My older cat has stopped taking care of her fur. She is a domestic
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Dr. Bruce
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I have 5 indoor only cats. One male, female siblings 9, female 4, two female sibs 3. All s
I have 5 indoor only cats. One male, female siblings 9, female 4, two female sibs 3. All spayed/neutered & had since kittens. Four days ago female 3 started hissing/yowling at male 9 & female 4, very … read more
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Thank you in advance. Rosie is about 17 yrs old and a 99.9% indoor house cat. About 2 years ago we introduced canned cat food into her diet (paul newman brand). One feeding in the morning and another … read more
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my persian cat got groomed by my vet because she had very bad
my persian cat got groomed by my vet because she had very bad matted fur. I couldn't take her to a regular groomer because she was very matted. she never likes to get brushed. she received a general a… read more
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