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Cat Anal Gland Info

It's Time to Leave Your Cat's Anal Gland Problems Behind.

Many pet owners believe that anal gland issues are only a problem in dogs, but the fact is that anal gland problems can effect dogs and cats.  The main reason that cat anal gland problems are not commonly recognized is that the symptoms in cats are more subtle.  The underlying causes of anal gland problems in cats are similar to that of dogs and include poor digestive health, small feces, allergies, poor anatomy, and a combination of these problems.

Cats do not typically display many outward signs of anal gland problems and therefore if you are not sure if your cat is having an anal gland problem or not, then you should check with your veterinarian.

Some of the Clinical Signs of Anal Gland Problems in Cats

  • Defecating outside of the litter box
  • Excessive licking of the anal area and hind end
  • Straining to defecate
  • Releasing a sudden foul (fishy) odor
  • Leaking of anal gland fluid
  • Discomfort of the hind-end
  • Bleeding and/or swelling near the anal region
    cat anal gland photo