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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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What would cause a 2 yr old spayed cat

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What would cause a 2 yr old spayed cat
To keep butt off ground and is almost in pooping position, but not in any distress not sure if she is still pooping in litter box. Indoor cat. Could it be some type of irritation, or affliction? Peeing ok. We have multiple cats all healthy.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
Any history of trauma, falls, or injury?
Any chance she could have gotten into a cat fight?
Any outdoor access?
Any changes around her rectum (ie sores, wounds, lumps, tender areas, swelling, redness)?
Does she seem uncomfortable if you lift her tail or feel her back and legs?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No trauma, etc. Indoor cat. No changes to rectum, does lick, but not excessively. Not uncomfortable anywhere. Did urinate in empty box this evening. I'm thinking it could be a chem burn from bathroom cleaner or medicated foot powder.No need to apologize for timing,
I do appreciate your help!!!Thanks,Jim
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hi again,
Now I'd not have chemical burns on the top of my list here, but just since you mentioned it, can you tell me what cleaners have been used that would be a risk?
Have you seen any drooling or appetite loss?
Any changes to the feet (the most common bit to be exposed to cleaners?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She seems to be feeling better today. Thanks for your help!