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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #165 on: August 11, 2017, 05:42:11 AM »
It's awful isn't it?  I was so shocked when I first felt them! The one on her back that I thought came back, I think now maybe I just hadn't gotten it all. Because it's been clear and smooth since that last effort.

I also realized after all the screaming that I'd used Queen Eva's comb, not Mazy cat's and that was probably the main cause of her upset. I mean she hates it, certainly, but never yelled like that before.  All three combs are the same, but she knows which one is hers, their sense of smell is so strong.

I haven't checked her ruff again yet.  It's so heavy and thick and the mats were very deep. She's gotten suspicious and doesn't want me drubbing there lately.  Cant' say I blame her.  But I am talking to her about this every day, telling her how much the mats will hurt her if she doesn't let me keep after them.

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #166 on: August 11, 2017, 10:17:55 AM »
The only reason I can figure out for mats like this in those places is that their wallowing around causes movement in the undercoats and that twists the fur.

I know I've seen cats doing that same kind of rubbing movements that Barkly does out in the yard.
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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #167 on: August 11, 2017, 01:02:19 PM »
Mazy cat does rub her face, marking, all over the place, but it's her cheeks she's rubbing, not the ruff around her neck. Her ruff has gotten so thick!

However, she does a lot of rolling and spinning, which could twist the fur on her back, like you suggest, and that may be just that one spot on her spine she cat quite reach any more.  It has that weird flakiness too, which she has no where else.

A few flakes this morning, but not twisted or rough fur.

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #168 on: August 13, 2017, 03:45:44 PM »

All I can say is ... thank GOODNESS Mazy has you.  You never give up.   DrLisaPiersonWorthy
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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #169 on: August 13, 2017, 04:34:59 PM »
Aw, thanks Lola.  Earlier today I was reading through this whole thread.  Funny how quickly you forget things...like how bad off she was last year in September, and how she quickly got much much worse.  And I enjoyed reading about all the tiny improvements as they came on.

My gosh...I can't imagine what I would have had to put her through if it weren't for the GLM.

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Re: Mazy cat's arthritis
« Reply #170 on: August 15, 2017, 10:06:40 AM »
This thread has been a good thing then!  When you feel poopy about SO much going on with Mazy...you can read that SO much as also improved.  :)
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