Cat - Wet Behind -Semi Urgent

by Chris
(Burlington, ON, Canada)

Hi,


Hopefully you could shed some light as I'm a little stumped as to what might be the problem. I have a 10 year old cat, long hair and I've started to notice that her rear is getting a bit stinky and wet. She eats and grooms regularly, nothing out of the ordinary there. She's out in the open and not hiding and her every day habit doesn't seem out of the ordinary except that she seems a little "off" as she doesn't come see me as often as she usually does. I haven't found any traces of blood in her urine nor do i see her crying or show "tear" marks on her face. There aren't any stains around the apartment..

Kindly advise as i'm sure a vet trip will be in store very shortly however if it's something simple as she's got too long hair at the back and needs a trim, then I can do that on my own.

Any help or direction to look would be appreciative.

Chris

Answer by Kate
Hi Chris, well yes you are probably right a vet trip is probably the best solution here.

It is possible that her fur is getting a bit long around the rear end and may be getting wet etc when she urinates etc and as she is getting older she may find it harder and harder to reach there area to clean. However because you say she is also a little off, I would say that there is possibly something else wrong and unfortunatelu only a vet will be able to help and diagnose. She may have an issue with her anal glands which could be causing her the problem and some discomfort.

I hope the problem can be sorted out soon.

best wishes Kate

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