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My 14 year old cat won't eat and keeps licking her anus and…

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My 14 year old...

My 14 year old cat won't eat and keeps licking her anus and crying out, like it hurts.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the cat's name?

Missy

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Missy?

She is a rescue cat; standard type short-hair.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Missy. Has she been urinating and defecating normally? Could she be constipated?

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Licking like this could be from infected or impacted anal glands, or from constipation. If she has recently defecated, then constipation is not the problem.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

How is Missy doing? I did not hear back from you.

Please let me know what other questions I can answer and if this was helpful.

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