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Q. Hi i newly have a 2 years old male cat and after few days he got soften stool and he is licking his bottom most of the time I need to mention that i

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. I would be concerned about parasites first, since this cat is new to your household. You didn't mention where he came from, but if he was a stray or from someone's barn and hasn't had good veterinary care I would definitely take him in for an exam and a fecal test. Licking his bottom also suggests parasites as well, since some of them can irritate the anus. Other possibilities include GI infection, food sensitivity/allergies, or inflammatory bowel disease. I would get this checked out ASAP, so that a cause can be determined and appropriate treatment started.


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