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Poop or Scab? (kitten probs)

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Abbey Marks, Jul 12, 2020.


  1. Abbey Marks

    Abbey Marks PetForums Newbie

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    So I recently got a pair of kittens, one being long haired. She’s struggling with getting poop stuck in her fur but the other day she had to have her glands expressed by the vet! He mentioned nothing about this and I didn’t see it until yesterday. I don’t want to try wipe it and pull it off in case it’s a scab! Anybody able to let me know which it is? If it’s poop will it just fall off itself?
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  2. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Looks like poo to me, but maybe another vet visit and get the fur on her bottom clipped as well. Also what texture is her poo?
     
  3. Abbey Marks

    Abbey Marks PetForums Newbie

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    Her poos ordinary texture! They both have healthy poo according to the vet! Would you pull it off?

     
  4. Abbey Marks

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    It’s rock solid too which is why we thought maybe it’s a scab!
     
  5. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    I would soak it. That will let you check what it really is as well, by how it smels
     
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    @Abbey Marks - if you can ascertain if it is poo (by soaking it as OS has advised) then do not pull it off, or it will be very painful for her. You either need to snip if off very carefully, or if it is too close to the skin so there would be a risk of cutting her skin, then you'll need to ask the vet to shave it off.

    If it is a scab then leave it to fall off in its own good time.

    OS asked about the consistency of the poo because poo that is a bit soft is also more sticky and, especially with a longhaired kitty, is more likely to stick to the fur around the anus instead of making a 'clean exit' into the tray.

    Also poo that is not firm can cause problems with anal gland emptying and you mentioned the kitten had just had to have her anal glands emptied by the vet.

    She is a very pretty kitten btw! xx
     
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  7. Abbey Marks

    Abbey Marks PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks guys! I’m going to get my partner to help me when he’s back from work
     
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    I have no idea, but just wanted to say what a beautiful kitten she is!
     
  9. Abbey Marks

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    Hey all, just wanted to update and if anybody finds this looking for an answer (because I couldn’t find anything) DO NOT pull it off! It turned out to be a scab that is liked to her not cleaning herself properly and became a very harmless infection. Some antibiotic cream and within a couple weeks it fell off and only now has a small one that comes and goes! Pictures as reference

    If this happens to your kitten, just call the vet and have them take a quick look
     

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