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Evaluate for Skin Disease before considering Behavioral Causes Question: My cat is pulling out her own fur several times a day- lots of it. She has bald patches now. She is 10 years old and had one other episode like this last summer that lasted 2 weeks and then stopped. She started this again a couple of weeks ago. Nothing has changed in the house. She seems fine otherwise. Dr. Nichol: Your poor kitty is suffering. Some over-grooming cats struggle [...]

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Cat Chasing Dogs can be Dangerous Question: After a lifelong search for a compatible partner, I plan to move in with my love and his two dogs and two cats in the near future. I have two dogs of my own, that have not been around cats. One has a particularly strong drive to chase after rabbits, squirrels – basically anything that moves. We have slowly introduced the dogs, and they get along well so far. My concern is the [...]

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Advantage or Revolution are Good Treatments Question: My cat Maui plays outside at night and occasionally comes home with 15-20 stick tight fleas on her face and ears. I have been scratching at them with a fingernail to loosen them and drop in soapy water. I have searched your website and found your suggestions for flea control which we do use but these are already dead and still holding on. Dr. Nichol: Maui, that night owl, may be rubbing elbows [...]

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Read Labels of Prepared Foods & Snacks Have I ever mentioned that dogs and cats are not little people in furry suits? Oh, sure, they’re like us in lots of ways. They snuggle and play and talk to us, which may be why we keep them as pets rather than, say, cockroaches or earthworms. Be careful. There are species differences that can lead to trouble. From time-to-time in this column I’ve explained the risks of holiday hazards, household toxins, and [...]

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