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My cat has and open wound near her anus, she's and indoor
My cat has and open wound near her anus, she's and indoor cat and about 13 years old. Its pretty raw and it's draining … read more
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Scott Perry
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I believe both anal sacs on my cat have ruptured. there are
hi, i believe both anal sacs on my cat have ruptured. there are 2 open wounds on either side of her anus. There was just one 48 hrs ago. when i first noticed it, it was large swollen and bleeding - pu… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,656 satisfied customers
I just noticed a open sore by my cats anus. But it's not on
I just noticed a open sore by my cats anus. But it's not on his anus it's about 2 inches away. I thought it was dried poop so I took a warm towel and cleaned it a scab came off and some dry blood. Tha… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
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Just got back from vet and my 3 yr old female Siamese cat
Just got back from vet and my 3 yr old female Siamese cat had a ruptured anal gland .. never had any problems before , I am just looking for info. I was there at 7 , vet sedated her and checked her ou… read more
Jess K
Jess K
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I think my cat has a clogged anal gland that seems to be
I think my cat has a clogged anal gland that seems to be irritating her she's 14 years old and I'm just wondering if it's not an emergency and I can wait until Monday to bring it to my vet to have it … read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
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Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
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I have a 14 yr old male cat. 2 days ago one of his anal glands
I have a 14 yr old male cat. 2 days ago one of his anal glands ruptured on my friends shirt, spewing yellowish, stinky liquid. Since then he has left bloody spots where he sits, but that has become le… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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I just noticed my 15yr old male, neutered cat licking himself
I just noticed my 15yr old male, neutered cat licking himself near his recturm. When I looked closer it looks like an open, quarter size, sore, it doesn't look infected yet, but it's various colors of… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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My cat has a cyst-like rupture near his anus. There was some
My cat has a cyst-like rupture near his anus. There was some bloody liquid and now it looks inflamed and is dripping clear liquid. What could it be?… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
33,431 satisfied customers
I found an open wound on my indoor 8 year old female tourtise
I found an open wound on my indoor 8 year old female tourtise shell short haired cat. It is about the size of a quarter approxiamately 1-2 inches to the right of her anus. No signs of worms. The would… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
31,284 satisfied customers
My cat had a large, puffy area that he must have licked so
My cat had a large, puffy area that he must have licked so much that the hair was off at the 5:00 area of his anus. I put a warm washcloth on it, and put triple antibiotic ointment on it for 2 days. I… read more
petdrz
petdrz
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Doctoral Degree
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Adult male cat has look like boil within inch of rectum. It
Adult male cat has look like boil within inch of rectum. It is tender, but has no opening as yet, and he growls when he cleans it. No fever present. Still eats well. Will he take care of this himself … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
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cat: dragging..carpet, etc..licks..him worming tablets about 3 weeks
Hi A friend's male, sterilised, about 4 years old cat keeps dragging his bottom on garden paving, carpet, etc. He also licks his bottom furiously. We gave him worming tablets about 3 weeks ago that re… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
23,723 satisfied customers
cat: he lifted his tail there was a HOLE..ANUS..contagious
Our next door neighbors cat came over today and we noticed when he lifted his tail there was a HOLE to the right side of HIS ANUS? It has not been there before and does not look good. The hole is abou… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,457 satisfied customers
I believe my cat is pregnant. I also think she may have an
I believe my cat is pregnant. I also think she may have an anal sac abscess, although the wound area resembles at cat bite abscess as well. I was wandering could being pregnant cause the anal sac impa… read more
Dr. K
Dr. K
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,582 satisfied customers
cat: overweight..anus..very good natured, but he is growling & hissing
My 11 yr old overweight male cat has a very strong offensive odor coming from his behind & when I lifted his tail to try to clean him, he seems to have an open and very painful looking wound around th… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
My cat is in pain, I found a swollen area near his tail and
My cat is in pain, I found a swollen area near his tail and he is sensitive there. What could this be? He hides and sleeps all day and night and is not his usual sweet self.… read more
DrChristineM
DrChristineM
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,887 satisfied customers
Patient 10 yr old male cat Four days ago L anal gland ruptured,
Patient: 10 yr old male cat Four days ago L anal gland ruptured, EM vet treated animal w/ Convenia injection 3.6mg, expressed R gland and sent home Metacam 1.5 mg for pain. home. The wound is as large… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
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Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
cat: outdoor/indoor has a large (..nickel) open sore..anal gland
My cat, who is outdoor/indoor has a large (almost the size of a nickel) open sore near her anus. Its below the anus about an inch away though, not to the side so Im not sure if it is an anal gland. I … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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