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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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My cat has two small holes either side of his anus. He has

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My cat has two small holes either side of his anus. He has a bad case of fleas and I noticed today that one hole was oozing what looked like faeces. I gave him a long thorough bath with herbal flea and tick shampoo but tonight his sore anus seems to be just the same. What could this be?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 8 years ago.

Hi there,

I am sorry your boy has this issue. It is most likely his anal sacs:


Apply hot, damp compresses to the affected area, then wash with 3% peroxide and use plain neosporin all three times a day.


If it does not look better in a day or so he may need them emptied by a vet or groomer and an oral antibiotic.


Please let me know how he is doing.


I hope he is better very soon.


Best wishes for him,



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