My kitty's anal opening appears really red and sore this morning. What would cause that, and is there anything I can do for her?
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6/7/09 at 7:32am
Last night she had some of her poop stuck to her butt and she was scooting. I got a moist tissue and removed it, but she was complaining loudly! I guess that is how it got red.
Of course it does happen....and I hope this is a one time occurance of this situation. But it also can be a sign that something is wrong (ie: constipation, enlarged anal glands, etc.). My longhaired cat has IBD and much diarrhea / loose stools over the years so I do know cats can get poop on their behinds. But I don't recall a time of seeing scooting on the floor or a red bum. The bum is obviously irritated and should be watched closely.