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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My cat has been licking her anis the last couple of days and

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My cat has been licking her anis the last couple of days and now the hair around it is gone and the anis is a bit swollen. I have put on penaten cream and it seemed to work for a few hours but then wears off. what is causing this? she did have a couple of allergys in the last two years. one in the ear and one in a paw. I used her isaderm gel and prednisolone which I do not want to use because of the side effects. Is this another allergy or is she anxious because our other cat died a couple of months ago?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 7 months ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Is she having any problems with defecation?