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My cat just came back from the vet, had impacted anal glands

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My cat just came back from the vet, had impacted anal glands and a diaper rash. He was shaved, now keeps licking that area and is breathing fast. He is eating and drinking normally, not vomiting.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry the expert you requested is not available. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you. 1- Is he on any medications? 2- Did the vet send him home with an ecollar (cone)?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No cone. Vet said he did not need medications as there was no evidence of infection.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
1- Did the skin rupture?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No, there is no rupture of skin, just irritation.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Friend, he may be breathing faster because he is uncomfortable from having the anal glands expressed. This is what you can do: 1- Need to stop him from licking area or he will irritate the skin making it worst. I would phone your vet for an ecollar (cone) or you can buy one over the counter in any pet store to stop him from licking. 2- Apply warm compresses for 5 minutes 2-3 times a day, this will provide relief if he is experiencing a little discomfort. 3- Do not give over the counter pain killers; they are all toxic to cats. You can discuss with family vet to dispense prescription pain killers for cats. Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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