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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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He is licking his butt constantly today. JA: I'm sorry to

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He is licking his butt constantly today.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Smudge age 3 Male
JA: How old is Smudge?
Customer: 3
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Smudge?
Customer: No. He just had his annual check up and was fine.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. Smudge is likely licking his rectum due to an irritant or an obstructed anal gland. Can you lift his tail and look at his anus? The anal glands sit at 3 and 6 o'clock around the anus and can sometimes become blocked and then infected. If they become infected they will abscess and rupture. Take a look and let me know what you see or send a picture.