Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can cats get hemorrhoids? If so, what is the hemorrhoid treatment for cat?
    I was wondering whether cats can get hemorrhoids. I noticed that my cat indulging in more than usual tail chasing, scooting, licking and biting near the anal area.

    • ANSWER:
      It is extremely important that the moment you see your pet displaying hemorrhoid symptoms, you take it for hemorrhoid treatment. Cat hemorrhoids can be easily treated through a number of ways in most cases.
      External cat hemorrhoids, though more painful, are generally easier to give hemorrhoid treatment than internal ones. All you need to do in such cases is apply topical ointments and creams to the affected area.

      Maybe this will guide you....

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it possible that my male cat has hemorrhoids?
    This is a sincere question. There is something hanging out of his behind. I had thought it was feces and tried to wipe it off with a tissue, but the poor cat howled and ran and hid! Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      One of my cats looked like it had hemorrhoids. It went away by itself.

      ...I may have given the cat softer food -- canned fish/pasta, wet cat food for a few meals (to make bowel movements easier), instead of the usual dry food.

      May sure it has water at all times [bottled preferred].

      Another cat had a sore on it's butt (that looked a lot like hemorrhoids)... It, too, went away in a few days by itself. (Again, I try to feed my cats as healthy as possible, to maintain their health.)

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if my male cat has hemorroids?
    My male cat has abnormal growths around his rectum and has licked all the hair off in that area

    • ANSWER:
      Cats don't get hemorrhoids. It could be a minor rectal prolapse. Your vet can help you treat this with a special diet as rectal prolapses tend to happen in cats that are chronically constipated. Topical hemorrhoid cream can be applied to temporally shrink the swelling and make the kitty more comfortable. However, since this problem will only continue to get worse without treatment (and becomes more expensive and more invasive to repair) it is a good idea to take the kitty to the vet as soon as possible.

  4. QUESTION:
    My mother and I as well as our cat are having blood show when we use the bathroom. What can cause this?
    Both my mother and I as well as our cat have been losing blood when we use the bathroom. In my case its in the stool but in their case in the urine. What might cause this, as it seems unlikely that all three of us would be experiencing this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a coincidence. Have your mom see a doctor. You see a doctor and take the cat to the vet. Blood in stool could be hemorrhoids. Google that to see if seems like what's going on.

  5. QUESTION:
    If I deworm a cat with Rid Worm Paste will it stop blood in diarhea?
    Also, Will the cat end up having diarrhea on my floor?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you get this from a vet? There are lots of reasons for blood in diarrhea including giardia, intestinal distress, hemorrhoids, and, of course- worms. If you got this over the counter I would recommend returning it or throwing it away as those don't work well and can even hurt your cat. Dewormer from a vet is both safe and cheap not to mention if your cat has bloody diarrhea she should probably have a fecal float done so you actually know that worms are involved in the first place.

      If the problem is worms your cat will probably not have diarrhea on your floor but if it's giardia...well...the longer you wait the more likely that will become.


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