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Old August 4th, 2004, 04:50 PM
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I don't have enough information to say that this is normal for this cat or a skin/metabolic problem. If normal fur is growing back, then likely within normal for this individual. If no fur growth, then some diagnostics are in order to find and assess the problem if correctable.

For normal heavy shedders, I will bathe and comb 2X weekly for 2-3 weeks, and then do maintenence as required. Some groomers will shave, but some folks are reluctant to do this to their pets. If you shave, then make certain that some fur is left since it provides protections against sunburn and biting insects. See your vet if this doesn't answer your question.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
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