Our Siamese Yoda came in today looking a bit fluffy and a bit off-colour. When I picked him up, he yowled and fought me when I placed my hand under his rear end. He was happy to be carried in my arms, so long as I didn’t touch his anal area.
I then noticed that he’d left liquid fecal matter on my hands and arm, and that his anus had dark staining around it. Any attempts to clean him or even examine him have been met with a pain response and claws.
We have put him in a large crate with water, lactose-free milk (just a spoonful), a litter tray, and plenty of towels and pillows. He is very upset but has had a drink and gone to sleep.
No other symptoms of thrift or illness - he was bright and sparky this morning.
We will reassess him in the morning (it is 9.30pm). Our vet is closed tomorrow, of all days! So we might be able to take him to another vet in the morning. He is a terrible patient, and I can’t see him submitting to examination without sedation as he is terrified of other people.
We have no 24 hour clinic, and my vet is unlikely to open the clinic for a cat with possible diarrhea. Hit by car? Yes. Bloat? Yes. Poop? Probably not.
Has anyone experienced something similar? Our other cats are fine.
- liquid, dark poo/anal “leakage”. Very smelly
- pain around anal region (hand under bum or trying to clean him elicits a pain response)
- chest/abdo fine. Happy to be cuddled.
Maybe an abscessed anal gland?