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He has been popping a lot today. And he has discharge from…

He has been popping...

He has been popping a lot today. And he has white discharge from his anus. He seems fine tho, playing and all that.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the cat's name and age?

Hermes and he’s 11 months

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

He use to have parasites but now it’s gone

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Dr. Deb
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Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help with this concern about Hermes.

I've seen a few cats with colitis (inflamed colon) develop this sort of discharge so in and of itself, I don't worry too much about it. So while it’s not specific to one particular condition, I just assume that there's some sort of intestinal issue which is causing it.

The fact that you mention Hermes is defecating more today than he has in the past may indicate increased motility for some reason. Increased food consumption and/or increased activity are two possible explanations that come to mind.

As long as he's otherwise acting fine and the stools are formed (or even if they're a little loose), then I'd monitor him for now. If the problem persists, then you might consider a daily probiotic such as Forti Flora which is a powder that's sprinkled on the food. It's often available at local pet/grain stores or can be purchased online.

I hope this helps, Deb

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Thanks for the rating; it's greatly appreciated.

And, best of luck with Hermes, Deb

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