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Can cats get hemorrhoids?

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Kisu

Japanese Bobtail
 
 
Purred: Fri Jan 25, '13 8:52am PST 
Yes cats can get hemorrhoids (did I spell that right) and yes that picture above looks like it.
I have had that problem since I was a kitten and I also have VERY hard stools.
I really dont care for wet food as much as mom would like me to, so therefore I tend to eat much more dry. My butt gets like the picture above and then it scabs over (can you imagine pooin thru a hardened scab?) and then I bleed after my poop. Not alot, just a tad. We have tried pumpkin and other things but its a temporary fix. Mom trys to keep my bottom moist with different types of butt creams. The vet says leave well enough alone. Not much you can do.

Edited by author Fri Jan 25, '13 8:55am PST

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