Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
10 month old red swollen anus
I just rescued a 10 month old male cat from an unclean environment (in a house, but locked in a dirty cage all day). He is not neutered, and the previous owners were unable to verify that he has ever even been to a vet. His anus is red and swollen, and he has trouble controlling his BMs. He has not had a solid BM in the two days that I've had him, and it often just leaks out when he stretches or plays.

He doesn't seem to be in any pain or miserable in any way. He still plays, eats and drinks without an issue, although he is eating and drinking quite a bit. I'm wondering if he has a parasite of some kind? I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow, I'm just trying to get some info to run by the vet to exhaust all possibilities. It would be nice if I could hurry things along so I could eventually stop keeping him locked in the bathroom.
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
874521_tn?1424120397
I thank God when I read these forums for caring compassionate people such as you....this kitty really did need a loving home and a helping hand...good on YOU!!

he very likely needs to be dewormed...if possible take it some of the feces in a small plastic container so the Vet can look at under a microscope...make sure you do see a Vet as they can test and recommend the correct treatment, if you buy OTC you may be treating for the WRONG parasite and harming kitty more than helping....
with some treatment and a loving caring home this kitty will be just fine and back to a health real soon.

keep us posted...(((hugs))) to you both♥
Comment
Cancel
874521_tn?1424120397
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
So I took him to the vet one week ago today. The vet said that there are any number of reasons he could be suffering from diarrhea. I did bring in a stool sample for the vet, and this was inspected during the visit so we had an immediate answer. He also had a blood draw.

He is Feline Leukemia and Immune deficiency negative, and also did not have any worms. It is possible that his BM's could have been caused by some sort of bacteria in his GI tract. He was placed on antibiotics twice daily for two weeks (half way done!), and was also prescribed a steroid topical ointment to apply to his anus to promote healing. Also, the vet said that due to him constantly licking his anus and causing it to bleed, he needed to be fitted with a cone. Along with this, he was placed on a bland diet, which he is given a 1/2 cup per day.

One week later, his anus is noticeably better, even to the point of his cone being able to be removed. He is still on antibiotics for another week, though. He still is not having solid BM's, but his defecating is reducing to a more normal rate, and appears to be slowly solidifying with each pass. He does not seem to have the appetite and thirst he had when I first rescued him, which tells me the antibiotics are working, and he no longer needs to eat as much.

He is now allowed to come out of the bathroom when I am home; I still keep him in the bathroom when I am at work just in case of an accident, but he has a bed, toys, food and water in the bathroom. His litter box is cleaned daily, which I'm sure also helps.

From the way he appears to be healing, I'm sure he'll be able to be out of the bathroom full time by the end of the week!!

Thanks for your support!

Josh
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
506791_tn?1439846583
Very heartening update!

Has kitty revealed his name to you?
Comment
Cancel
506791_tn?1439846583
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
10 month old red swollen anus
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
495284_tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah commented on VICourageous's status
3 hrs ago
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88 commented on Rusty has oral surger...
5 hrs ago
5986700_tn?1380794980
Blank
Gratitude
9 hrs ago by spider6
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
AppleBr
Brazil
134578_tn?1446090952
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
Cats Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Cats Answerers
874521_tn?1424120397
Blank
opus88
Canada..., SK
587315_tn?1333556383
Blank
zodiacqueen
VA
7052683_tn?1392942395
Blank
CML2014
highland beach, FL
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59
CA
740516_tn?1360946086
Blank
AppleBr
Brazil
134578_tn?1446090952
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR