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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone i have a female cat about 3 or 4 years old she has her shots but has not been spayed. Shes eating normally and still going to the litter box as normal but ive noticed when shes done she would drag her bum across the floor. Now i checked about 3 days ago her bum seemed fine but just today i check and on either side of her bum there are swollen mounds and there was a yellow discharge. Also the swelling seemed to spread abit into her tail. This was at about 4. now my gf just called me, its now 10, and apparently my cat is laying down with her leg up and it seems very swollen with what she said looked like blood. Please if you know what this is and what i can do im begging for help.

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It sounds like she might have had her anal gland(s) rupture. Either way, she needs vet care now.




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No problem. Dragging their butts on the ground is a classic sign of impacted/full anal glands and if not expressed (either by the vet/you or the cat) they can rupture. The vet will probably clean the wounds and give you medications to help them heal and prevent infection. Good luck and keep us updated.




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This sounds more like a pyometra than anal glands. A pyometra is a terribly painful infection of the uterus and is fatal if not treated immediately.

Whether it is pyometra or ruptured anal glands your cat is in extreme pain. Please do get her to the vet right away.

As in. this is an emergency.

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oh goodness!! I hope she's okay! Let us know
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This sounds more like a pyometra than anal glands. A pyometra is a terribly painful infection of the uterus and is fatal if not treated immediately.

Whether it is pyometra or ruptured anal glands your cat is in extreme pain. Please do get her to the vet right away.

As in. this is an emergency.

Let us know what happens.
Ah, yeah, it could be that too. I didn't catch that the cat is unspayed. Hopefully she's ok.




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Anal gland rupture would have been my first thought too, except for the fact that the kitty is not spayed.

Either one, anal gland rupture or pyometra, will cause the kitty to be in excruciating pain. I do hope they've gotten her to the vet and treatment by now.

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okay so i called the vet and i told her what i saw and she said that its most likely anal glands and she said she has an appointment open saturday at 12. Now im not too worried because she asked me to describe what the area looked like and she said yes we see this often with ruptured anal glands. She asked me if the cat was eating drinking and still goin to the litter box. Apart from being a tad lazier her habits have not change which the vet said is a really good sign
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Just checking for an update on your kitty...Please let us know how she is doing

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sorry i completly forgot to post. saw the vet and she was happy to hear that the swelling was already going down. And yes it was ruptured anal glands. Lucky for my cat when they ruptured they did so inwards so her body was already hard at work flushing it. now shes on meds and is energetic again no more rubbing her bum and the swelling is gone.
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I'm sorry, poor cat. There must be some infections being worsen this last few days but so glad she's finally getting better.

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I'm glad she's ok!




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