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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 Little Buddy 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? Has he had any bloodwork done by your veterinarian? Is he on any other medications besides the Prozac?
Okay thanks for the additional information. Is he strictly indoors or does he go outdoors as well? Is he on any flea preventative? With his licking excessively I would wonder if he developed some type of allergy that has caused him to start licking himself excessively. You may want to ask your veterinarian about trying some type of anti-histamine for him to see if that would help. As far as the anal glands, if the allergies are causing him stress then hopefully relieving the itching may help with the anal glands
In my experience, nothing about a cat's behavior surprises me. I have seen it all from cats being intentionally vindictive which manifests as inappropriate soiling behavior, to cats being extra sensitive so if they are sick in anyway they exhibit very odd behavior. So I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case. You can definitely confirm this if you can get him to stop itching and the anal gland soiling ceases.
Yes cats can be allergic to food or things in the environment like pollen, grasses, molds, etc. . It would be hard to tell without allergy testing. Sometimes cats can have contact hypersensitivity where they get in contact with something and over respond to it. We can follow up with this conversation maybe tomorrow evening. You can send me a response and I usually get an email notification then I will try to responds as quickly as I can depending if I have access to a computer.
Hello i was just wondering if you have any further questions regarding your cat?