The anal sacs are glands located on each side of the anus. They are related to the scent glands in skunks and produce small amount of dark, foul-smelling liquid which is normally squeezed out during defecation. Anal sacs may become clogged impacted , infected, abscessed, or cancerous. Anal sac disease is much less common in cats than in dogs. In cats, the most common form of anal sac disease is impaction.
Disorders of the Rectum and Anus in Cats
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Causes of irritated backside
However, sometimes her bum gets red and inflamed making her scoot and scratch; what a bummer. Several culprits may be responsible for her unwelcome public suffering. Dry cat food is notoriously, well, dry. Defecating becomes harder, in every sense of the word, when your kitty is dehydrated.
Hives or skin rashes urticaria are small patches of red, swollen, usually itchy, skin. They are very rare in cats and are most often associated with insect bites or stings or with medications. Hives may develop after inhaling, touching, or consuming allergens. When hives occur with severe swelling and fluid accumulation in other parts of the body usually the head, legs, respiratory tract, or genitals , the allergic reaction can be life threatening.