What could cause a scooting kitty?
- Anal Gland problems. Fewer cats have anal glands than dogs but many do. These are scent glands that are deigned to mark their territory in the wild. These glands may fail to drain as designed and thus become impacted. This requires a trip to come and see us. It can be easily rectified. If this happens it will happen again and again on what is usually a regular schedule. Left alone impacted anal glands can become infected or even metastatic tumors similar to breast cancer in people.
- Internal parasites are not typically involved. If tapeworms are present, they will look like grains of white rice in feces or stuck to hair in the area. Other parasite infestations are not readily visible. Internal parasites could also cause vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, or a potbelly.
- Allergic reactions. Some allergies are caused by the environment such as fleas, mites, molds, tress, or food allergies.
If kitty is scooting on your new carpet, it’s time to discuss it with us.