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Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian
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Had her anal glands expressed, which the vet said were quite

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Bell had her anal glands expressed, which the vet said were quite full. That might have been making her feel ill. The vet asked me questions about exploratory surgery, which I do not want. She gave her prednisone which after 20 minutes made her throw up. I don't want to give her a pill which makes her sick! I want her to get better. After that episode she seems better! She ate and drank this morning and is sleeping now. Should I still consult her vet?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: No , would her anal gland being impacted make her feel that ill?
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about Bell. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Usually impacted anal glands make a cat uncomfortable, and emptying them can be painful, but once they are emptied, the cat usually feels better. Impacted anal glands can make it uncomfortable to pass stool, but usually they do not make a cat ill.

What is going on that exploratory surgery is being discussed? What symptoms does she have? Have any blood tests or Xrays been done?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

I hope you saw what I sent. How is Bell doing? Can I help with anything else and was this helpful?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is Bell doing?