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Growth on my cat's rear area

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
today I noticed my cat licking down below a lot, so I peaked and he has a big pink swollen area near his rear end. he is 16 years old, he hasn't been eating much and looks really thin. it looks like it hurts him to sit or walk. Last week he wouldn't close his mouth and kept sticking his tounge out, then i noticed a tooth when cleaning up a hairball. He seemed to be better after that until today. Any home remedies or advise? What should I expect when going to the vet?
post #2 of 16
Honestly call the vet ASAP... Alll those signs are warning that something is not right... I doubt home remidy will help or is even advised... sorry
post #3 of 16
The conditions you describe require a trip to the VET and I mean now not tomrrow. He needs a good check up and a senior blood pannel.

From what you describe on his rear he might also have an problems with his anal glands - very painful.


Please take your baby to the VET and NO home remedies will not be sufficient.

Please keep us in the loop and let us know how he is!!
post #4 of 16
Yes, my cat had this..it does sound like an anal gland that is about to rupture, so do NOT delay getting him to a vet. It will be a mess if it ruptures on you--like it did me--when my vet missed it. Everything worked out okay, but it was trumatic for me and my cat.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
My sister-inlaw came over and exaimed Sara(The cat). and the swelling and tenderness went away, We broke off some small portions of advil and mixed it up in the cats food. And his cyst like thing, went down. hes been doing great since. I apperiate the help offered, But we lack the funds to go to the vetrinarian, So we try to take care of what we can.


Thank you again,

Christina.

PS: The Sara for a guy cat. The cat was givin to me by my parents when i was a young child, and I thought it was a female, and it turns out to be a guy cat. But he only responds to Sara, We wont purchase or adopt any further pets till we can afford to take care of them, I Dont mean that as in, we dont feed the cat. We feed him better then we feed ourselves really, Just the proper vet care is quite expensive.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by civic333chick
PS: The Sara for a guy cat. The cat was givin to me by my parents when i was a young child, and I thought it was a female, and it turns out to be a guy cat. But he only responds to Sara, We wont purchase or adopt any further pets till we can afford to take care of them, I Dont mean that as in, we dont feed the cat. We feed him better then we feed ourselves really, Just the proper vet care is quite expensive.
Oh hun, don't worry about people expectiong you to have a money tree in the back yard! We all have been there and done that with the whole "not enough $ for the vets."

I am glad to hear that he is doing better, but please watch him closely, if it gets worse please tell us, I am sure someone would be able to give you ideas.
post #7 of 16
Holy cow, do not give Advil to a cat, especially not to a senior age cat! It is very hard on the kidneys and since most elderly cats have some degree of kidney disease, it can literally cause their kidneys to shut down completely. Honestly, your cat really needs to go to the emergency vet right away at this point. If that's truly not possible, then the best thing you can do is cross your fingers that he'll be able to metabolize it.

Never, ever give human medicine to a cat without consulting a vet first. Many drugs that are safe for humans are toxic for cats.

Please do what you can to come up with the money for a vet visit. Whatever your cat's problem is, it's most likely treatable but a vet has to see what's going on first.

Good luck. I do hope your kitty does well.
post #8 of 16
I hope he is ok....
post #9 of 16
Uh oh, I was thinking while typing my last post if Advil is toxic to cats... I sure hope that it does not effect him!
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yes it is Toxic to cats, Its toxic to humans as well in large amounts, It was a liqui gel, we broke open, and droped a dab on his food. He is doing quite well right now, Sitting behind me on the bed, being lazy. Lucky cat.


Thanx again for the all the advice.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by civic333chick
Yes it is Toxic to cats, Its toxic to humans as well in large amounts, It was a liqui gel, we broke open, and droped a dab on his food. He is doing quite well right now, Sitting behind me on the bed, being lazy. Lucky cat.


Thanx again for the all the advice.
My family doctor advised me not to take Advil myself very often so that kind of tells you something right there.

Even though your money situation is bad, it really is NEVER a good idea to give your animals any human medication just as you shouldn't take animal medication. Even though your kitty seems well right now, there is no telling what damage (if any) may be happening with his kidneys/liver. Let's hope he continues to be OK.
post #12 of 16
Any news yet on the poor babies bumm
post #13 of 16
http://www.thecatsite.com/Health/76/...erinarian.html

And article from the other pages of this site concerning what to do if you can't afford a vet. I'm glad you've realized that you shouldn't have any more pets when you can't afford care for the one you have. It must be hard watching your cat suffer.

Please don't give him advil again. It is toxic to cats in a very different way than it is toxic to humans. Meaning it doesn't take "too much", any at all is harmful.

I hope you will take him to a vet and get him all better. Good luck.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Sara's bumm is fine, the cyst thing burst, a day or 2 ago, and we took him to the vet yesterday. And now were broke till next week, but its all good. thats what CC's are for lol,


thanx again for the advice.
post #15 of 16
Ask your Vet what exactly burst - if it was an anal gland - she will need to have them looked after / expressed on a regular basis. There are 2 anal gland one on the left the other on the right!!

I am speaking from experience since that is what happend with my Loki last year and I sure don't want this to happen again. He now goes to the Vet 3x a year to get them expressed before another anal gland ruptures.

Glad she is doing well!!!!!
post #16 of 16
I am glad Sara is doing better...
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