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What the cat's bottom reveals about health


The cat's butt and what comes out there can give you important clues as to whether your cat is sick or healthy. If you notice the following warning signs, it is best to go to the veterinarian. They can then check if there is anything wrong with your cat's health. At the back of your cat you can see if she is healthy - Shutterstock / Sabphoto

Basically, if the cat is in good health, the cat's butt is clean, the color on the anus is pale pink and the fur is not sticky. A dirty anus is usually a symptom of illness. A look at the cat's bottom and the feces in the litter box can show you whether something is wrong with the digestion of your fur nose, for example.

Other signs of health problems can be changed behavior, listlessness or fatigue. Loss of appetite or sensitivity to touch are also possible warning signs.

Disease symptoms in the cat's buttocks

In general, you should have your pet examined by the veterinarian if the cat's bottom is not clean. If faeces are visible, the fur is glued or the cat's butt smells extraordinarily unpleasant, there is probably something wrong with the health of your pet.

Healthy cats always keep their bums clean. If velvet paws neglect hygiene, they either have pain - for example due to osteoarthritis - or their mobility is restricted due to being overweight.

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Signs of anal gland inflammation in cats

When the anus on the cat's butt is clearly colored red, the anal glands are usually inflamed. These are to the left and right of the anus and secrete a strong-smelling secretion when the cat piles up. However, the smell is normal and is used by cats to mark their territory.

However, both diarrhea and constipation can cause too much secretions to collect in the anal glands so that they can no longer empty properly. The result: inflammation of the anal glands.

There are further indications of an anal gland inflammation if your pet crawls across the floor with the cat's buttocks or noticeably often cleans its rear. In this case, go to the vet as soon as possible.

He carefully squeezes the anal glands, removes possible pus accumulation and disinfects the wound. Your cat will be well soon after the treatment.

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Cat health: is the feces okay?

Both diarrhea and constipation are a case for the veterinarian because there can be numerous health problems behind it. Diarrhea can indicate infectious diseases, food intolerance or parasites such as worms.

If you see worms in the feces or on the anus, you should go to the vet with your cat as soon as possible. Because if the worms can only be seen in the faeces, the worm infestation is already very advanced.

Food intolerance can manifest itself not only as diarrhea, but also as constipation. Constipation in cats should not be taken lightly and in case of doubt always consult a veterinarian.

Because your cat may have swallowed a foreign body, causing an intestinal obstruction. Digestion problems can also be due to a tumor.