He is cleaning himself and growling/crying. He just went outside for 2 min. came in, went to his food dish, started eating, vomited in his dish. New food, ate a bit, got in the litter box but didn't do anything. There is something red sticking out of his bottom. Can i give him any part of a baby asprin?He weighs 7.8 lbs and is 14 yrs old.
Hi...NO aspirin! Cats are unable to break it down and a Single dose could lead to an overdose. Sounds like kitty has ingested a foreign matter, has a prolapsed rectum or maybe neither one of those things, but you have an emergency on your hands, and need to get kitty to an ER vet, ASAP!
Thanks for the comments. I got to the vet today. He doesn't have an infection but perhaps passed a mucus blockage. The red thing was his unretracted penis. OMG they'll be talking about me in the lunch room for a while I'm sure. It was still like that this morning, but when I got to the vets office I couldn't find it. I'm saying ,well it was there last night and this am, but now I can't find it. The vet showed how it retracts, and I said YES thats it. Since he is 14 his kidney function may be slowing, so I will change his food to a lower protein food. He is sitting beside me purring.
I am glad your kitty is feeling better!! I have all boy cats so I know what you mean!!I know that a sign there might be a problem is when they keep licking down there and its extracted. Ive had to rush Zachary to the vet a few times because of this when he was younger and switching foods really helped a lot. I feed them a urinary tract food that has low protein and magnesium. Hope he continues to feel better. (((hugs)))~Bkitty
Hi Trish...Haha, that's pretty funny, I have to say. I've never had a male cat, so I might of been just as confused. I have to congratulate you, as you are much calmer than I am. I would of been rushing my cat to an overly expensive ER vet out of panic. So glad it was nothing too serious. Hopefully the new food will make him feel better. :)
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