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Last week my cat had his anal glands expressed because he was
Last week my cat had his anal glands expressed because he was scooting on carpet. Now I'm noticing poop on floor & he's scooting again. I find random pieces of poop where he had been. It's soft. He's … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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I just adopted my kitten a month ago. Today when I got home
I just adopted my kitten a month ago. Today when I got home I noticed my Tabitha washing her bottom non stop, then she started running her butt in carpet. She doesn't have diahrea . I checked her litt… read more
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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my 9 yr old cat has some leakage and it was suggested
my 9 yr old cat has some anal leakage and it was suggested to me to try giving a very small amount of metamucil daily in her food. Should this help or any other suggestions??? thank you, XXXXX XXXXX… read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
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Our kitty is about a year and a half old. She is almost always
Our kitty is about a year and a half old. She is almost always indoors but on occasion will explore outside but never more than a few feet from the door. We adopted her from a shelter when she was abo… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
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What is it a sign of when a male cat drags his butt across
What is it a sign of when a male cat drags his butt across the carpet? I have seen dogs do this as well.… read more
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PetDoctor2005
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cat: floor and carpet I checked her bum, she has a lot of wet feces
My 5yr.old cat just started to scoot on the floor and carpet I checked her bum, she has a lot of wet feces and a very foul sickly smell.… read more
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Denise Colgrove
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Doctoral Degree
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Our maine coon mix who is 6 years old has always been very
Our maine coon mix who is 6 years old has always been very loving and peaceful. Last month and then again last night, he attacked our other maine coon mix. He is still eating, using the litter box and… read more
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Dr. Andy
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My cats rectum is bright red and inflammed, she is always
My cat's rectum is bright red and inflammed, she is always licking it and has started to poop around the house and not the box. What do you think this is and what should I do?… read more
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Vet help
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My kitten has recently started scooting on the floor after
My kitten has recently started scooting on the floor after defecating in the litter box. He alternates between licking and scooting, and it's awful- there are little patches of poop all over my floor.… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
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Doctoral Degree
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After using litter box, my cat rubs her butt on rug and floor.
After using litter box, my cat rubs her butt on rug and floor. whether it's pee or poop. She is a maine coon that is 11months old and weighs 17 lbs. When I got her she weighed 2 lbs and was gaining 2 … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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My 15 month old tortoiseshell female cat periodically scoots
My 15 month old tortoiseshell female cat periodically scoots across the carpet after using the litter box. The rectal area looks clean and I have seen no sign of tapeworms. It does not look irritated.… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
cat: 10 year old..year old female..litter box..uti..antibiotics
I have a 10 year old female cat. She has had problems in the past with her anal glands. About 3 months ago I took her to the vet because I noticed a change in her litter box behavior and they told me … read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Why would my cat drag its bottom on the carpet She is also
Why would my cat drag its bottom on the carpet? She is also passing a lot of gas. After she drags her bottom she turns around and tries to cover it up like she does in the litter box.… read more
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Dr. John
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,054 satisfied customers
himalayan: six month old..poop on floor instead of litter box
I have a six month old himalayian, about every two days she will poop on floor instead of litter box, she just started this in the last 3 weeks, any suggestions on how to break her of this… read more
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
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Doctoral Degree
4,959 satisfied customers
My cat has been scooting. She was tested for mega colon with
My cat has been scooting. She was tested for mega colon with an xray and her colon was determined to be fine. Her glands were expressed. She was put on wd feline wet food. The internist thought that m… read more
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Dr. Jenn
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Doctoral Degree
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Our cat didnt use the litter box. Rubbing rear end on carpet.
Our cat didn't use the litter box. Rubbing rear end on carpet. Does she need to see a vet?… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
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Doctoral Degree
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My 8 year old, indoor only cat has just recently developed
My 8 year old, indoor only cat has just recently developed a problem. I have found just small pieces of poop, outside the box, or in the living room, on 4 different occasions. Never have seen it happe… read more
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Doctor Jeff
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat stinks...and it is coming from her butt...when she lays
My cat stinks...and it is coming from her butt...when she lays down somewhere and get up she leaves a poop stain behind. I had her to the vet on tuesday and he gave her a antibotic shot...but this see… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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