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My male cat is rubbing his but on the carpet and it is leaving a poo mark.

Kevin RubyKevin Ruby BaltimoreMember Posts: 6

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  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    Chances are, quite honestly, that his behind itches. There could be many reasons. If he has what we call "kling-ons" back there, they could be bothering him. If he can't reach them to pull them off, scooting on the carpet is about the only way he can get them off. He may also have impacted or infected glands around his anus. These are two scent glands on either side that are used for marking his poo and saying, to other animals, "I was here and I left this." Usually, when an animal poops, the glands empty themselves. If his poop is soft, the glands don't get emptied and they overfill and get infected. It's kind of like a hemmorhoid. I'm afraid that he'll have to go to the vet to find out which it is. The vet or vet tech can empty them for you and he'll be a lot more comfortable. This doesn't go away by itself and can only get worse as time goes on.
  • Leanne FroebelLeanne Froebel Member Posts: 1,730
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    He could have infected anal glands. That happened to one of my Rainbow Bridges kitties once. I'd call the vet and have him checked out and treated.
  • JEN ATKINSJEN ATKINS Member Posts: 123
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    It could also be intestinal parasites. Tapeworms exit the body through the anus, and this often causes itching of the behind area. Your vet can give you medication (usually just one pill) to take care of the problem. Best of luck!
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