Cat anal gland expression?

by Anonymous

My cat has recently been excessively licking her rectum, and sometimes poop would leak out of it and onto my sheets. She's also been really gassy lately and I only recently learned about what an anal gland expression is? Would my cat need one?

I also think that she's only smearing poop on my sheets because she has a surgery collar, and can't really lick herself unless I take it off for a while.

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Jun 20, 2021
Yes, sometimes cats need their anal glands expressed
by: Jim W.

Sometimes cats need help in this regard. The fact that your cat has a surgery collar on, I assume indicates a recent procedure. Surgery can cause bowel problems as well, so that may be a factor. Your vet can check your cat's anal glands do the expression for you if needed.

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