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Cat Chatter / Re: Butt Dragging
« Last post by DeeDee on June 22, 2018, 08:57:03 PM »
I might be confused, or maybe I wasn't clear... Lilly does it to get the poop to remove itself from her hairy hind end.  Poop sticks to the fur.  She then drags her butt, which smashes poo and leaves a skid mark on the floor. 

I will give her anus a good look though!

Time to start chasing her around with some homemade baby wipes. Don't buy the ones in the store, too many of them are full of unnatural garbage.

Just don't add those optional essential oils, and one roll of paper towels (without dyes) makes 2 sets of wipes:

https://wellnessmama.com/1459/homemade-baby-wipes/
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Cat Chatter / Re: Butt Dragging
« Last post by Lola on June 22, 2018, 08:47:28 PM »
I might be confused, or maybe I wasn't clear... Lilly does it to get the poop to remove itself from her hairy hind end.  Poop sticks to the fur.  She then drags her butt, which smashes poo and leaves a skid mark on the floor. 

I will give her anus a good look though!
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Funnies / Re: New Toys. . .
« Last post by Lola on June 22, 2018, 08:44:40 PM »
I'm not offended.  Shoe kinda fits me.  ;)
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Funnies / New Toys. . .
« Last post by DeeDee on June 22, 2018, 04:44:18 PM »
I don't know if this is funny or offensive. . .maybe funnily offensive? Anyway. It's funny.
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Cat Chatter / Re: Butt Dragging
« Last post by Middle Child on June 22, 2018, 04:03:30 PM »
Parasites or anal gland problems.  Jennie drags her butt (I call it scooting).  Her anal glands have to be expressed regularly by the vet tech.  But even when they are empty she still scoots..I think it's just habit now..maybe it feels good.

If you can't get a good look at Lily's anal glands you might want to bring her in.  If you can..what you are looking for is little brown dots on either side of the anus. There shouldn't be any, but if you see them, especially if there is matter protruding, they will need to be expressed.

Anal glands can become impacted and infected if not cleared out regularly.  For most cats it happens as a matter of course when they poop.  some, for some reason have trouble.  Mazy cat and Jennie both need regular intervention (Mazy cat does not scoot) and my Bibbs (angel) did too. Bibbs didn't scoot either.
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Cat Chatter / Re: Jenkins
« Last post by Middle Child on June 22, 2018, 03:48:29 PM »
Well I think you are doing everything right with him. So there.  HeadButt
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Cat Chatter / Butt Dragging
« Last post by Lola on June 22, 2018, 03:24:08 PM »
What exactly is the cause... other then the cat trying to get the poo to disengage?  The poo sticks because...

Edit:  I'm asking because of our Lilly.  Every so often she does a butt drag.  She is VERY furry... has bloomers.  ThreeStep's version of her Izzy... is pretty much our Lilly.  Why does the poo not "clear" once in a while? 
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Cat Chatter / Re: Jenkins
« Last post by Lola on June 22, 2018, 03:21:28 PM »
He has only been to see a vet 3 times, since he has been here.  I realllllly would like to get him in for a check-up.  Being able to handle him ... would be a very good thing!
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Cat Chatter / Re: Jenkins
« Last post by Lola on June 22, 2018, 03:06:37 PM »
So you are going to return to the old return and let him has his Job back right?


Yes!  I may not be the perfect pet parent.  There are things I don't know.  Mistakes have and will be made.  BUT I do just about ANYTHING for them, that is humanly possible...or try to.   They own my heart. 

It is very difficult to not hug the snot out of Jenkins. Being able to pet him helped us greatly.  :)   He is sooooo cute.  He is also looks exactly like my angel Leonard.  The big green beautiful eyes. The cute pink nose.  The personality is polar opposite though.  That IS perfectly okay though...just for the record.   :)  Our home might not be perfect, but it was his last shot.  We were TOTALLY willing to work with him... or let him be. 
We have others we can hug the snot out of, and he does allow us to pet him.  That is probably why we never pushed picking him up.   
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Cat Chatter / Re: Jenkins
« Last post by DeeDee on June 22, 2018, 03:06:18 PM »
I'm so glad he let you pick him up finally! You have my utmost respect, because I'll be honest. It would kill me to have something furry in the house and not be able to pick it up and pet it.

I second the return to the old routine. He should be allowed to make sure everything is clean!
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