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Cat is peeing out of box, she has never done that before.

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Cat is peeing out of box, she has never done that before. Her rear end appears wet, she won't let you look at it and it has a very foul odor, worse than just pee. Do cats' anal glands get clogged? Of course, it is Sat. and after my reg. vet's hours. I would like to avoid the extremely expensive emergency vet clinic. Is this very life-threatening?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rosie_MRCVS replied 1 year ago.
Hi I'm Rosie one of the vets and I'd like to try and help you. I have a couple of questions if that's ok.
- does she go outside?
- when did this start?
- what colour is the liquid on her rear end, if you can see?
- are you able to describe the smell at all?
- any blood?
- is she wanting to eat and drink?
- is she licking at it at all?
Sorry for the number of questions - the extra information will really help! You can get back to me by hitting 'reply'. Thank you, Rosie.