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Cher
Cher, Feline Specialist
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Experience:  Feline Healthcare & Behavior Specialist 40+ years Experience
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My cat has been excessively licking his anus as of recently

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My cat has been excessively licking his anus as of recently and it has been a bit raw, I think he may be losing weight also, today I was petting him and I noticed a fowl Oder and I looked at his anus and there was some sort of brown liquidy stuff coming out? I'm not sure what to do and I am very worried
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Oder?
Customer: I don't know really how to describe it. It smelled like he farted I guess?
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Cher replied 21 days ago.

Hi, I'm Cher. Welcome to JustAnswer.

I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply, shortly.

Expert:  Cher replied 21 days ago.

Hello, again.

From your description, it sounds like your kitty is experiencing a problem with his anal glands. These glands are located on either side of the anus, under the skin. If the fluid within becomes infected, impacted or abscessed, it must be treated by the vet, asap, before it worsens and an anal gland may rupture. The vet will usually empty or 'express' the glands to help him feel more comfortable. If an infection is found, he will be placed on antibiotics. Here is more information:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2122&aid=509

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