Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: senior cat

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    18

    senior cat

    my senior calico cat did something odd just moments ago

    she used her litter box this morning had a bowel movement and then I saw her rubbing her butt along the floor YUCK

    does this mean she has worms?

    she was an outdoor cat a few years back but we moved into an apartment 2 and a half years ago so she has been an indoor cat ever since

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    36,537
    Quote Originally Posted by furry_friend View Post
    my senior calico cat did something odd just moments ago

    she used her litter box this morning had a bowel movement and then I saw her rubbing her butt along the floor YUCK

    does this mean she has worms?

    she was an outdoor cat a few years back but we moved into an apartment 2 and a half years ago so she has been an indoor cat ever since
    It doesn't mean worms, but she may have impacted anal glands - that's a common sign, and she's gotta be uncomfortable. A trip to the vet, and they can "express" them, and check for any infection.
    I've Been Frosted

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Just north of Memphis TN, USA
    Posts
    1,450
    I wouldn't worry about just one instance but repeated occurrences could mean tapeworms (you may or may not see them) or impacted anal glands.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by aTailOf2Kitties View Post
    I wouldn't worry about just one instance
    I agree, some of my cats will do that from time to time, it may mean they have bowels that are too hard or dry, and after using the box, they do that. it IS gross tho. if it keeps happening then take the cat to the vet to check.

Similar Threads

  1. Help for my senior dog
    By Addies-mom in forum Dog Health
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-29-2008, 09:15 PM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-12-2006, 05:37 PM
  3. Senior Or Puppy
    By dane_mom in forum Dog General
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 09-06-2005, 03:40 AM
  4. max--our senior dog
    By lovemyshiba in forum Dog General
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-26-2002, 09:07 PM
  5. My Senior Cat
    By catlady1945 in forum Cat General
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-21-2002, 08:48 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com