Why does my cat have "poopy butt?"
March 23, 2009 8:38 PM Subscribe
Why does my cat have "poopy" butt? And can anyone recommend a good vet near Weymouth/Hingham, MA?
posted by UMDirector to pets & animals (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Our 8 year old, 20 pound cat has "poopy butt". That is to say she leaves little poop marks on the carpet and occasionally smells. She has been heavy for years, but this suddenly started about a year ago and I am at a loss. She is otherwise active, her box gets cleaned 2+ times a week, she has had a blood test for thyroid and everything. The vet says she can't clean herself, but seems weird suddenly after being fat for year she suddenly couldn't do it. Otherwise she seems to clean herself fine. I don't think getting her butt buzzed once every other month is the long term solution. Any thoughts? Maybe something to change her behavior? Or something to help her lose weight? She only gets 1/4 cup twice a day, which is what the vet recommended.
Beyond suggestions for the cat, can anyone recommend a good vet near Weymouth/Hingham area of Mass?