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I have an american Short hair cat that is eight years of age. She recently has been acting abnormal. I believe I noticed her straining in the litter box about three days ago. She hasn't had a change of diet, though she has gone outside every so often and eats the grass.
She has been straining in the litter box, and I have not seen clumps of litter nor have I seen large amount of fecal matter. She has been grooming her pubic areas and licks them quite often. There is a fecal/urine odor that is coming from her back end. This hasn't had any diarrhea.
She seems to be eating normally, and drinks normally as well. She just has been straining and grooming a lot, in addition to the odor that is coming from her back end.
Thank you very much. Everything you have just said is right on. She does seem a little swollen on her back end. Also she has been very lazy/ sleepy as well.
What about the odor? Also what can we give her in the mean time till she sees the vet?
Ok, well luckly she seems to be acting normal when it comes to food and water. I have been making sure she eats and drinks, and have already been giving her wetfood and even some milk so she can drink.
The redness isn't around her anus, and is most likely because she has been grooming herself (which she does alot!).
Currently she isn't acting sleepy and is rather alert. I don't believe that she is in a state of emergency, but yes, it is a good idea for her to see a Veterinarian.
Once again Thank you VERY MUCH! Happy Holidays!