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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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He has thrown up, feces leaking from his rear. He is weak

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He has thrown up, feces leaking from his rear. He is weak and drooling. Stinks badly
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the cat eat anything unusual?
Customer: Not that we can find. He's straining and pushing/tightening his stomach every 90 seconds or so
JA: What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Nova age 1
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nova?
Customer: Seems like blood is mixed in with the stool
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He's straining, leaking more fluid from his rear. Throwing up a clear liquid
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 4 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

Do you know if he has urinated in the last 12-24 hours?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Not that we have seen so far
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He is straining, trying to have a BM but all that comes out is blood and a little feces. Thick drool coming from mouth, will barely move. Vomiting every fluid I try to give him. Weak, will barely open eyes.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 4 months ago.

Ok. That's what I was worried about.

I would guess that he's blocked. A urinary obstruction in cats is very common and most owners think they are constipated. They go from normal to straining/ pain to vomiting to lethargy and potentially death all within a fairly short period of time.

Treatment is by unblocking them with a urinary catheter, then putting them on IV fluids to flush out the kidneys.

Here is a nice handout on the condition:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1111

I would get to a vet asap to treat this. It is a life threatening emergency.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
His anus is quite large for the size that he is..I live in a small area and all the vets will be opening by 8am. It is now 2:15am in Texas. I keep gently wiping his bottom to remove any blood and feces and he barely makes a move. This has happened in less than 24hrs, he was completely fine night last.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 4 months ago.

This may be some constipation and a large fecal ball that is stuck. If that's the case, you may be able to use warm water squirted into the anus as an enema. I typically use warm soapy water or warm water and a water based lubrication. That can soften any hard stools and help him pass it.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He keeps pushing and straining, what object would be best for a cat enema? Type of soap? He is very weak, will not swallow anything unless I put the bottle in the back of his throat. At this point I think his internals are shutting down slowly. The way he drools and his behavior is making me have doubts :(
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 4 months ago.

I'm worried too. I would really try to go to a 24 hour vet. It may take a drive, but there should be something around. Call the local vets and see where they refer emergencies.

I just use hand soap and warm water or lube and warm water with a long tube type catheter. A turkey baster may be the best option at home. I think this should be the last option if there really isn't any ER around.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary