It's not the most enjoyable experience for you or the cat, and it can be messy, so there's no need to be embarrassed if you decide to leave this job to the professionals. Anal glands. Thank you for subscribing. More rarely, a tumor in the rectum could be the source of the problem. Just the name alone sounds kind of gross to many people. If anal sac infection is noted, treatment of the infection may need to be pursued by your veterinarian.
Anal Glands in Cats
The best thing you can do for a cat to help prevent anal gland issues is to feed it a high quality cat food and don't allow it to get overweight. Both male and female cats have two pea-sized anal glands located around their rectal openings. The anal gland liquid may spray or just drip out resulting in a very bad odor. Obsessive licking at the rectal opening and crying when defecating are also signs that there may be a problem with the glands. The fluid in the glands is typically a liquid but it can thicken and become gritty, or even chunky, if it is stored for too long in the glands or there are issues with the glands. Mia over a year ago Hello.
Anal Glands in Cats
Sometimes, she is nervous and upset. If no inflammation, infection, impaction, rupture, or tumors are found, your cat's weight and diet may need to be addressed to treat the reason for the anal gland issues. The best thing you can do for a cat to help prevent anal gland issues is to feed it a high quality cat food and don't allow it to get overweight. Couldn't find what you looking for? NotAnotherCatLady over a year ago.
Description: If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. For health-related questions, always consult your veterinarian, as they have examined your pet, know the pet's health history, and can make the best recommendations for your pet. You or your vet better option for now will express anal sacs so they can function normally again. Dog Whisperer over a year ago Hello Helena. Good luck….