Living in the valley of the sun, we really don't have harsh winters and since it's over 100 right now, he should be blowing his new undercoat. Trey is a tuxedo and never really changed (except for this new undercoat), but I have a cat (that I swear is at least part Burmin) and on occasion, he's been shaved. He's mostly white with orange ears and a few little waves of orange. The first time he was shaved (don't ask, it was an ex roommate who was technically the owner), just his back was shaved (think reverse mohawk). It grew back orange! Then he was shaved again (the back and a little more down the sides) and it grew back white. He hasn't been shaved again, but I wonder if it'd grow back orange again.View Thread
Thanks for the replies. I did take him to the vet and they did blood work. Everything, kidney, liver, cell count, thyroid, blood sugar, etc are all within normal ranges. I took him home and shaved some of the mats off. He has a undercoat that he never really had as a youngster. Does that normally change in cats? He is dirty and could really use a bath (lots of dust storms here and he spends time in the screen enclosed porch), but all the mats are gone and as the hair grows back, I'll just make sure to brush him more frequently so the emerging undercoat doesn't mat.View Thread
I have a 16.5 yo male DS. All of a sudden (within the past several months), he's started looking like he was losing undercoat on his back legs (large tufts of soft fuzzy fur that just pull out fairly easily). Those tufts are kinda turning to mats now and he's really not happy with me trying to brush out the fur back there. And, on one of his back legs, the fur just looks dirty. He's still very active and has no problems jumping on me, the bed, etc (unlike the other boy how is supposedly around the same age). Do cat's coat change as they age or should I be concerned about a health issue. He eats and drinks fine and weighs in about 11-12 lbs (he's a big boy, long, so he's actually pretty skinny). Eats what the other three do, Friskies, Meow Mix, 9 lives, etc, dry and canned (canned about 3-4 times a week).View Thread
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