How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 3924
Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
Type Your Cat Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Gary is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My male cat has been overly cleaning s nd quarters. At 1st

Customer Question

My male cat has been overly cleaning his hind quarters. At 1st it was just normal cleaning, now he will stop playing to clean. He goes after the area rather aggressively, with chewing being a factor as well. I have checked him for parasites, which are not present
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations cats can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the cat's name?
Customer: George
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about George?
Customer: He's 2 1/2 yrs old. Has been on the same diet since he was a kitten. He is an indoor kitty. I have also noticed he seems much more jumpy/skiddish than maybe 4months ago
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has he had these signs?

Any new treats or tidbits being fed? Does his diet have any "new recipes"?

What flea treatment do you use? How long ago was it applied?

Any discomfort, swelling, redness or sores around his rectum?