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My cat has been Bleeding and licking her anus for the past

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My cat has been Bleeding and licking her anus for the past four days. I simply won't have the money to take her to the vet until Friday. What should I do in the meantime?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am Dr. Peter a licensed Veterinarian. I would like to help. I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advise. There is no additional charge for information request.

1- Did she have diarrhea?
2- Any vomiting?
3- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
did you get my reply?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
No, I am sorry I did not get your reply, I have repeated the questions below. Thanks.

1- Did she have diarrhea?
2- Any vomiting?
3- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't remember her having diarrhea?

I do remember her vomiting two weeks ago after she was in heat. Yes, I need to get her spayed. She is 8 years old.

I took her to the Vet last year for skin lesions and the Vet prescribed Clavamox.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
1- Where did you see the blood in the feces or around the rectum?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I saw a pinkish liquid dripping from her behind ( I can't say it was tottally from her rectum).

There were a lot of red spots on my Bed.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Is it possible if you can check and see if this blood is coming from her vagina?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She's under my bed right now. There hasn't been that much blood today. Only two small spots. I do see her licking her anus a lot.

Yesterday I gave here a small amount of Amoxicillin (I mixed it with some of her food).

I'm not sure if it helped. but I was desperate...
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
1- How much does she weigh?
2- How many milligrams are the Amoxicillin you have?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
From last time I took her to the Vet. She weight 11-14 pounds.

I gave her half of a Amoxicillin 250 mg capsule. I mixed it with her food but she barely ate it after eating a little bit of it. I'm sure she didn't have much.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
The symptoms that you are describing are a concern because it could be she has an infection of the uterus called a "pyometra." This is a very serious infection and could be fatal if untreated, this is a surgical emergency. Less likely it could be secondary to a urinary infection, bladder stones or the blood is coming from the rectum secondary to infections, inflammation, foreign body, etc.
In this case, I would highly recommend having her checked by a veterinarian. If you can not afford or do not have access to ER vet, this is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol. Keep her on the Amoxicillin half of the 250mg every 12 hours.

2- Change her diet to rice (75%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (25%) until the stool is back to normal then wean back into regular diet.

3- Follow up with a veterinarian as soon as you can.

Hope the above helps, if you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.

Dr. Peter
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can I send you a picture of my Cat's Lower area?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
I appreciate a picture, but, it is not going to tell me the exact source of the blood. She needs to have an xray of her abdominal cavity to rule out or rule in a pyometra. In the meantime, keep her on the Amoxicillin as previously discussed.

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