Cat butt issues
We have a 10 year old Maine Coon cat. We've been noticing that his butt-right around his anus has some white spots-like little sores...in conjunction with some black ones. I thought the black might be poop, but it doesn't wipe off as far as I can tell. He seems to be acting fine, but realllly does not like us to try to wipe him. He's generally pretty laid back and will let us do just about anything to him, so we're assuming it must be painful or very uncomfortable.
Any ideas? We haven't been to a vet in a long time, and he is an indoor cat (we have one additional indoor cat). We'd rather not get socked with a huge vet bill (we haven't gotten shots, obviously in a long time)etc.
Answer by Kate
well this sounds to me like he may have a parasite problem and the spots are bite marks and the darker ones could be blood spots where either the bites have drawn blood or where your cat has scratched them.
it is important that your cat does get regular treatment fro things like worms and fleas etc as even an indoor cat can still pick things up from flying insects such as gnats who can carry worm larvae.
It really would be best if you could have your cat looked at by a vet especially as he hasn't been for some time. A general checkup may reveal other associated issues.
you could try treating fro fleas and worms at home if you want to try that first.
please see my pages about flea treatments and worm treatments here for more advice,http://www.our-happy-cat.com/worms-in-cats.htmlhttp://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-fleas.html
best wishes Kate
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