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16 year old cat has very badly matted fur, concerned about
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Hello, I am very concerned about my 14 year old female cat.
Hello, I am very concerned about my 14 year old female cat. She was badly matted so I educated myself on shaving cats. I was shaving her and she was more than willing to let me do it. What made me dec… read more
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I have a 4 year old Exotic Shorthair cat, who has recently
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