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Old 04-06-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Poor Beevis is a stray left behind after Katrina. The neighbors and I have been caring for him for the past 6.5 years. A couple of days ago he showed up for his breakfast and his rear end was swollen and upon first look the anus seemed to be gaping open and bloody. I freaked out but on second look it appears there was a bad abscess just above the anus. I tried to get at it to give it a rinse with a 1/2 water 1/2 peroxide solution, but he freaked out, (who could blame him), tried to bite me and got away.

He came back yesterday and while his anus was swollen the abscess site looked much better so I left it alone and gave him wet food instead of the kibble. Today he showed up for supper and his anus is gaping open and you can see the poop sitting in there. He tried to poop, but nothing happened. I know he's miserable. I don't know what to do.

The thing is I'm going to take him to the vet tomorrow and DH is going to freak out when he finds out what I'm going to do so Beevis has one vet visit in this situation to make this better or I'm going to have to put him to sleep. I just can't allow the cat to suffer until he dies. I guess I'm feeling pretty awful about this and wish I could do more. Anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? What did you do?
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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You are totally doing the right thing, taking him to the vet. Bless you for caring. Poor kitty.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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Yeah thank you for helping him. The poor cat!
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Okay so Beevis has impacted poop and it had to be removed. A most unpleasant process. His hiney is swollen, but he has passed a bit of poop. They think it was because of the abscess. He's on antibiotic a couple of suppository treatments and Miralax. I'm to keep an eye out to make sure he continues to eat, drink and potty. If his rear isn't any better in a few days we may have to reassess the situation, but as of right now, I'm not feeling like crying like last night. I think my poor boy is going to be okay.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Okay so Beevis has impacted poop and it had to be removed. A most unpleasant process. His hiney is swollen, but he has passed a bit of poop. They think it was because of the abscess. He's on antibiotic a couple of suppository treatments and Miralax. I'm to keep an eye out to make sure he continues to eat, drink and potty. If his rear isn't any better in a few days we may have to reassess the situation, but as of right now, I'm not feeling like crying like last night. I think my poor boy is going to be okay.
Thanks for the update. I am so happy to hear he is on antibiotics and things to help him pass the stool easily as he heals.

Angel=You.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Well Done, Beevis loves you forever more.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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poor baby. of course you couldn't just ignore this situation. thanks for taking him to the vet. will he be safe from predators in his weakened state? any porch you can keep him on at least at night?
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Okay so Beevis has impacted poop and it had to be removed. A most unpleasant process. His hiney is swollen, but he has passed a bit of poop. They think it was because of the abscess. He's on antibiotic a couple of suppository treatments and Miralax. I'm to keep an eye out to make sure he continues to eat, drink and potty. If his rear isn't any better in a few days we may have to reassess the situation, but as of right now, I'm not feeling like crying like last night. I think my poor boy is going to be okay.
Canned food may help, or if you feel you don't want to go that route, then add water to the kibble. Dry kibble can be very constipating if the cat isn't drinking enough water.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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Lol Beevis isn't gonna love me tomorrow when we have to do the suppository. Ugh. He's getting wet fud (I mixed in a teaspoon of olive oil), and I've got him in the shed with a little night light. Actually he's in a large kennel with a carrier inside to hole up in which is in the shed. I've got the alarm set for 8AM to take him out before it gets hot and I'll put him on the patio, (in the shade). Thanks for worrying about him y'all. I'm still worrying, his rear end is still really swollen and there is still poop that needs to be passed. I guess I'm going to be going from optimistic to worry wart for the next few days. I hate that.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: zone 5
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Beevis is one lucky guy, whether he knows it or not. And I bet he does know.
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