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Can i put vaseline on my cat bum it burns?
Is there anything wrong with putting vaseline on your cat's bum? My cat goes out like clockwork every evening and I put vaseline on his rear end. Does it burn?
I have two older cats and my newest one is 4 months old. I just don't know if I'm doing anything wrong.
No it shouldn't burn them. You should also try doing a similar thing to their tummy. They tend to go to the bathroom around this time every night.
Is the same thing on my cats bum too? I put vaseline on her bum and it burns.. She pees and poops it out normally though. It burns on my cats bum the same way. I don't know if she has an infection. I'm thinking of taking her to the vet.
No, it shouldn't burn her. Most people use lanolin or neosporin (can't remember how to spell it, sorry) ointment, with a couple of drops of that for your cat to rub onto her paws/toes/tails as the first step.
If she has a painful anal area, then she might need to be put on some stronger painkiller, like a vet prescription strength (I don't know the brand). If she has an infection, antibiotics should be the first step, along with the painkiller.
Also, I'm no expert on this, but some vets also suggest a hot-water bottle under the cat's tail to keep it warm and more comfortable.
If the pain is not going away, and you want to be really sure your cat's rear is healthy, I'd suggest taking your cat to the vet. You might ask around on the forums if anyone else has the same problem, and you might find that you aren't the only one.
My 4 year old cat has a problem with urinating and occasionally pees outside the litter box. After some time of this I have a small hole at the base of his tail with urine in it. We have tried all types of cat litter boxes, clean up, changing litter and have tried to keep him happy. It is almost like his tail is the only part of his body that he wants to pee on or near (this would be why he sometimes pees in the house). We are in the middle of having a problem in the morning that wakes us up from our sleep so he can walk around with his tail. We have tried covering his tail with the litter box cover hoping he would learn to hold it there.
Is there a way to stop this and what would you suggest?
Thanks in advance!
My first thought was: "Is his tail too long? That must be it." Then I thought about the tail-wagging problem I'm having with my two-year-old (that I will discuss with her in person sometime). That must be the problem too. Then I thought about the male-dominated cat species in general and, of course, the males. But I can't think of anything else.
This seems to happen at most other times, but not at night when the box is covered, so we assume he must be awake when it happens. His tail twitches as it does that, and when we see him, his tail has been hanging out of the box, hanging below it, wiggling back and forth on its own and not in the least bit in the cat's control, like it was sticking straight out, and when he walks, the tail just bounces. Also, he is one of those people who doesn't understand that when he is walking to come to you, he needs to go first to the cat box. He usually is right there, but sometimes he doesn't think that. But this happens more after he goes into the box to go out, and then back out again. It never happens to a full box, and only when the top half is left. I thought about getting a different type of box, but he likes to go out on the screened-in porch, and it doesn't fit there. The whole point of this exercise is to get the two of you to work this out, and I don't know what else to do. What can we do to help him?
What can we do to help him? We're at a loss. What do you think? Are you doing all your homework on-line?
—Furious at Fearsome
Since I am more of an on-line person than a paper person, I do not know what homework you're referring to. I do have a blog, but I don't use it for my own purposes. I've been meaning to use it for yours for a while, but it's still an on-line kind of a thing, so it's a bit of a mess. I've been reading a lot of the posts people put up, like about the dog's head sticking out of the window of the car or the dog not recognizing him when he got out of the car. I'm pretty sure the first one is true, and I don't know why the dog thinks he's still in the car. The second one I think could be true, but if he could take a moment to look up at the window and recognize his husband and then look down and see the dog and stop the car, I think that would have been nice. I've been thinking about using my blog to address the latter, and if you don't mind, I'd like to use it to address the first one. I think I've come up with an idea, and I wanted to hear what you thought about it.
A few months ago a friend in my book club shared the fact that her daughter was having a problem with her dog who would only go into the kitchen and sit in the corner where she would put something out for him to eat and drink, even though it wasn't for him. After a while, he'd get up and go back into the kitchen and sit in the corner. My friend thought it might be that his dog had been on a car ride before and it was so uncomfortable that he couldn't go back into the car. She asked me if she should take him to the veterinarian or wait and see if it would go away on its own.
The thing about it was that the dog was fine when she wasn't in the kitchen. I said that I thought it would probably go away on its own, but that there was a chance that it would get worse. I said that it might be good to at least get the dog checked out. Her first question was why? The first answer I gave to her was because it could be something so simple as a pinched nerve, but if that was the case, wouldn't she see some sign of it while she was in the kitchen or just around the house?
My next thought was that it could be an ear infection, and if it was, she probably wouldn't notice it. I said that if