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post #1 of 14
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I noticed today that the middle of her anus is sticking out more than usual. She is eating, and acting normally.

Is this something that I should be concerned about? I was thinking I would monitor it (the anus) and her behaviour..and if it doesn't go away I would take her to the vet.

Any ideas if this is a big deal or not?

Thanks guys.
post #2 of 14
Maybe she had a rough poo? Could you check her litter box and see if she looks a bit constipated?

Sometimes the boys will look a bit red and irritated.. I only notice because they think I enjoy their butts in my face. For them it usually goes away in a few hours.

I think if you keep an eye on her and see if it goes down by tomorrow she should be ok. Does she act like it's bothering her any? Licking at it or maybe sitting down more gently then usual.

Why does this stuff always happen on the weekends.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
Maybe she had a rough poo? Could you check her litter box and see if she looks a bit constipated?

Sometimes the boys will look a bit red and irritated.. I only notice because they think I enjoy their butts in my face. For them it usually goes away in a few hours.

I think if you keep an eye on her and see if it goes down by tomorrow she should be ok. Does she act like it's bothering her any? Licking at it or maybe sitting down more gently then usual.

Why does this stuff always happen on the weekends.
She isn't paying any attention to it...so I'm thinking maybe its just irritated. I hope so...Thanks!
post #4 of 14
I'm not well informed but do female cats have anal glands? If so, maybe they need to be expressed.
post #5 of 14
Squee's bum is like that too but I never thought of asking the vet about it last time we were there.
post #6 of 14
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Squee's bum is like that too but I never thought of asking the vet about it last time we were there.
Has Squee's bum always been like that? or you just noticed it?
post #7 of 14
I think I've seen something like this on Leopold. I would look at it now but he's sleeping so there'd be a heavy price to pay. LOL

The vet has had a good look at his rear end and didn't say anything, but I don't think I ever specifically asked.

If it's something new on Trout, though...probably best to have the vet take a look at it, like you said.
post #8 of 14
My Boo suffers from a prolapsed anus. It looks like a little red "something" that protrudes. Sometimes it is seen, sometimes a lot and sometimes not at all.

The vet and I* kept an eye on it when she was young and coming up on her spay surgery in case she needed to "tack it back down" as she called it.

I noticed Boo still has the problem just a little teeny bit, (never had surgery to correct it), but as long as her diet remains consisten so she is neither having diarrhea or constipation then it doesn't pop out a lot and no treatment seems to be necessary.

You should mention it to your vet as something to keep an eye on in case it ever gets worse, but it probably won't be a problem requiring serious correction.

I have to tell you when I first saw the problem with Boo is when I picked her out at the Pound. She is a Manx mix and I thought at first is was where she'd had a tail and was a wound.
Boy, did I feel like an idiot when the vet pointed out the error of my thinking.
post #9 of 14
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Has Squee's bum always been like that? or you just noticed it?
I think it's always been like that.
post #10 of 14
My 11 week old kitten has the same problem. His anus was becoming red and swollen and I was concerned that it might be a prolapsed anus. I rang the vet and he told me to bring him there at once.

Anyway, he said that it was nothing to worry about, and that it was just irritated. He gave me some anti-biotics but since then he hasnt done his business.

Im feeding him boiled chicken breast and tuna from a can, which is what the vet suggested. This afternoon there was black liquid coming from his butt, as though he needs to go, but cant.

Do you think the drugs are causing this? I dont really know how long it takes kittens to digest food.
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Lille-Noa View Post
This afternoon there was black liquid coming from his butt, as though he needs to go, but cant.
I would take him back to the vet. Your kitten could have a serious problem, like a blockage.
post #12 of 14
Noa seems to be alright now. His bottom has gone back to normal and so have his routines.
post #13 of 14
I definitely think you should just keep an eye on Trout. Stoli has had that before in cases of constipation.
post #14 of 14
Kitties can get hemmroids just like people. Take a little bit of cortizone cream and put it on a q-tip then apply it to the area. This will make the swelling go down and all should be normal soon. (it might take several applications - 2x a day for 5 days if needed) Also - hot compresses work very well if she will let you hold one on her- put a wash cloth in some warm water and apply it to the affected/swollen area. Keep it on for several minutes at a time. - if she will not hold still- you need to lay a blanket out- then sit her on it- quickly put the warm wash rag on her bottom then wrap her up with just her head poking out of the blankie so that you can be sure the warm compress stays on her for several minutes. After you're done with the compresses- put the corizone on her (it's safe and won't hurt her if she ingests a bit. You should apply a thin layer to the affected area and right afterwards give her somethign tasty to eat so that she will be too distracted by the food to try and lick the cortizone off her bottom. That way it has time to absorb into her skin. If she is not better soon she needs to go to the vet.

Also- what are you feeding her- it could be irritating her bowels making her have difficult poo's and resulting in hemmroids/etc.
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