My cats bum

Published on: April 07, 2021 • By: Chloe99 · In Forum: Cats
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Chloe99
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April 07, 2021 at 11:46am
Does this look normal? Just I noticed a small bit of yellow fluid on her bum hole and also recently she has been like dry coughing randomly, is this something to worry about or normal?inbound3008681303489946712
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Liz Buchanan BVSc
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April 07, 2021 at 12:06pm
Hello!   A random, recurrent dry cough should be taken seriously in a cat.  Often, it can just be a hairball trying to come up, but other possibilities include heart disease,  respiratory infection, parasitic diseases, allergies, 'asthma,' or cancer, so it's worth making that appointment to be seen (your veterinary team may want to ask questions at the time of booking to make sure that it isn't an emergency).   Regarding the lesion on the anus, it's hard to tell what I'm looking at here.  It's possible that it is the entrance to one of the anal glands, which has some secretion stuck in it, although it's difficult to orientate the cat on this photo.  Alternatively, it could be an unfortunately placed pustule, or a foreign object such as a worm egg.   In any case, always wash your hands extremely well after putting them near a cats' anus because of the risk to humans of catching cat-worms.  If your cat is licking or rubbing the area, a vet-check for this too may be better sooner rather than later because they can lick or rub excessively, damaging the delicate skin and thereby get sore very quickly.    Best of luck and please let us know how you get on.
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April 09, 2021 at 04:41pm
Hello, I took Diamond to the vets yesterday and they said her anal glands was full but when he expressed them he said it stink really bad, and wants her to have an emergency spay next week, he also said he thinks the cough maybe due to her womb being infected and gave her antibiotics for 5 days and said to get her spay done when her cough has calmed down, he also gave her an injection too
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Liz Buchanan BVSc
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April 10, 2021 at 02:13am
Thankyou for the update Chloe and I'm glad that you had Diamond seen and that your vet has a plan.
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Liz Buchanan BVSc
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April 10, 2021 at 02:14am
Please will you let us know how things go?
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