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Gina, Animal Care Specialist
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Female cat licking rectum and straining like trying to poo

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Female cat licking rectum and straining like trying to poo but small drops of clear fluid come out of bottom. Also small jelly like ball with blood in.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Gina replied 2 years ago.
It sounds like your cat has infected (due to the blood) anal glands. At this point, give your vet a call and have your furry feline friend checked out as she may need to be put on antibiotics. The vet can also express what is left in the glands. You can read more about impacted/infected anal glands below:
Just copy and paste that link into your browser.
Providing your cat is not showing any other physical symptoms, ie vomiting, severe diarrhea, refusal of food and water or lethargy, it isn't an emergency situation but do get her looked at.
Thanks so much and good luck with your cat :)