Vets, experienced cat owners – please help diagnose my kitty's derriere issues!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

No change in the clumping litter at all? Sometimes companies will change formulations without letting customers know.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I was also thinking parasite like PP suggested, though I am fairly sure that she would have been tested for that? 

I’m fairly stumped, but if it was my cat I would put her on a probiotic. It couldn’t hurt. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

If it happens again I’d definitely try and get a sample and take it with you to the vet. Other than that I don’t know what to suggest. I hope she gets better quickly!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

have you had her checked for pancreatitis 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I use Kyron’s Protexin on my horses, dogs and cats. I don’t know if it’s available where you are – but if you phone your vet I’m sure they’d have suggestions. The reason why I suggested it to you, is as you know a probiotic is good for anything fungal, plus with the influx of antibiotic treatments perhaps her stomach is acting up because of that? 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The Z/D is a good idea.  It’s considered hypoallergenic, due to the hydrolyzed proteins.  If you’re doing a diet trial, do NOT under any circumstances give her ANY other food.  That includes the chicken breast, raw or otherwise.  Allergies in cats can cause either skin or GI issues (or both), so the Z/D is a good way to start ruling out possiblities.  Keep with the diet for a minimum of 10-12 weeks to see if it’s working. 

The other possibility is a bacterial infection.  Raw chicken contains salmonella, C. perfringens, and E. coli, among others.  All those can cause severe GI upset.  And yes, cats CAN and DO get food poisoning from raw food.  It’s worth checking out with a fecal sample. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

dont feed cats tuna i know thats bad

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

how did they rule out parasites without a poop sample?? Or did you say you had one done. Your update says you should have asked for one earlier, so was this done ? 

 

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I don’t know if this is a stupid idea, but when was she last checked for worms and parasites? That’s the first thing which comes to mind.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am sure that you and your vet have already thought of this, but is it possible that the fluid that you’re seeing is, in fact, from the anal glands–it builds up, causes inflamationn, but eventually is able to get out on its own without causing an abcess, so when the vet checks, there’s nothing there?

One of my cats had an abcessed anal gland last year, and the symptoms sound identical, up to the part where the anal glands are empty.

Sending you and your kitty good thoughts!  These problems are really tough to deal with.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

At this point I would ask the vet where he/she would recommend you take kitty for a second opinion. (You could also ask around friends etc if any of them have a good vet that they really like.) Make sure you say something to the current vet about the second opinion before you go so getting kitty’s records transferred etc is easy. When you’ve been dealing with a situation for a while and you’re not making progress, I think a second opinion/specialist can be really valuable – a fresh set of professional eyes can help. Also, seconding the person who said make sure when she’s on Z/d that she’s not getting ANY other foods or treats.

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