Are there any vets or groomers that can help me with this dilemma?? I have 2 short hair calicos. Tabitha, the one I've had the longest, does not have matts in her fur. Chloe has matts in her fur. I found one and combed it out but then to my surprise found she has them all over. They're not visible to the eye as they would be with a longhair. Her coat looks fine until I pat her. It's awful but I've become almost obsessed with removing them. Poor thing, she doesn't like to be held or petted (petted only around the head/neck area), you can only imagine the fight she puts up when I try to groom her. I'm afraid she'll become bald from the fur she's losing. She sheds a lot more than Tabitha anyway, but after brushing, she's losing handfuls. HELP!!! A friend suggested a touch of olive oil in the food, which I tried today but am afraid of loose bowels. I read in another inquiry about putting cod liver oil in the food. That'll be tough, I think, since she is not a fish lover. Some kinda cat, huh??
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10/14/01 at 4:43pm