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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Woe is I



Kitties!

Salem here.
Yes, I was hauled off went to the vet, where unspeakable violations were visited upon my nether regions!

*ahem*

Mommy here:  Sunday night poor Miss Salem deposited an epic stinky poop in the litter box, you know, the kind you get up out of bed to scoop and the box is three rooms away.  She got a butt bath the next day--the stinky poops had morphed into loose stools and things were getting out of hand back there.  Monday night when I got home from work Salem was on my bed along with an unmistakable aroma--anal gland exudate--and sure enough her pants were a mess.  yikes.  Butt bath and sheets changed at midnight, and Tuesday when everything still looked swollen we were off to the vet.  I told the doc my suspicions whereupon he whisked Salem into the back for a clean up and a  "squeeze"...good golly that cat has a pair of LUNGS! 

 Poor little punkin was all backed up with thick waxy goo.  The vet complimented me on the accurate diagnosis...and he cracked up when I told him "I know my cat's ass!"

The Tiny Tux got a steroid shot for the swelling, and has antibiotics to take for the next week.  I've never had to pill her so that *may* be a challenge, and if she tolerates it I'm to hold a warm compress on her hiney a few times a day.  She came home and ate some chicken jerky for a treat and toddled off to sleep off the indignity in her Daddy's bed.

Poor thing.  
I'm sure she'll keep you updated...

Happy Wednesday!

XX  Salem and Mommy  XX

38 comments:

  1. Oh no Salem! We hope the butt is beauteous again soon. And we sure hope you covered the vet in stinky goo. Äiti knows that stuff well- Pekka is an expert.
    Maybe if Mommy gives you pills inside a slab of butter...... or soap.

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  2. OUCH! Feel better, Salem - I'm sending purrs your way.

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  3. Oh my poor sweet darling! How dare your mommy give such an explicit blow-by-blow of your private sorrows. It's an outrage is what it is. I send you a million kissies and pray they did not clippy-claw you!

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  4. Oh the indignity of it all! We hope you are right as rain in a few days, sweet girl.
    Sending kisses from our horde.
    >>Smooch<<

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  5. Oh man Ms Stelle used to get those and she would yowl so loud! Poor thing. It must hurt like a bitc.... having a big Ole buttboil lanced. Poor Miss Salem!

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  6. Oh man Ms Stelle used to get those and she would yowl so loud! Poor thing. It must hurt like a bitc.... having a big Ole buttboil lanced. Poor Miss Salem!

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  7. Yikes! Your humans torture you bad. Glad they didn't post pictures of your horror. Maybe you can give your mom the bitey when she tries the warm thing on your bum.

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  8. And our Mom is googling and "taking notes". She says she's a newbie, and she's not so good on potential diagnowses. BAH! We feel so sorry for you, Salem. Get better soon!

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  9. Poor Baby, hope you feel better real soon.

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  10. Poor Salem, such indignities! I hope you soon feel better. Don't fight the butt compress until you have tried it, you may find it quite soothing.

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  11. Oh poor Salem. We feel for you! But we are glad you are... all cleared up... now!

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  12. Oh, owie. That does not sound like fun. :( I hope today brings you feeling better, kitty friend.

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  13. Poor Salem! Nicki especially empathizes, as he has his anal glands done every three months and knows how much it HURTS.

    Purrs!

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  14. Ouch! Poor girl. That is just awful.

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  15. diego-san can relate and sends warm thoughts out to salem (as warm a thought as he can muster toward a tuxedo cat that is).

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  16. Good luck on the pilling; I'm sure you'll figure out a way! Good thing you ARE in tune with your cats' butts!

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  17. And Daddy let her sleep with him?! He's quite brave! Our bulldog had one of those anal buildups, which caused him to stink to high heavens - his whole body, not just the nether regions. The vet took care of it, plus pills (which he thinks are treats) and he is now much better. He's 5 and this is the first time we've had this happen.
    Poor Salem!!

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  18. So sorry to hear Salem has anal gland problems. Good luck on the pilling! I have a cat that I've never been able to pill. Does just fine for the vet--sigh.

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  19. Well that sounds pretty yucky, for everyone!

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  20. We sure hope you are doing lots better now Salem.

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  21. Oh the indignity of it all,

    but on the bright side, I bet you are feeling better

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  22. Salem........sorree.....sad lee, eye noe what cha wented thru.....waz ther mee self a few bak......pleez ta tell yur mom ta chex into:

    Glandex.....

    R awesum pals Shiner & Callie at Pawsitiviely petz told uz a bout it.....

    ask yur mom.... ta ask de eeeeeeeeeeeevil place...... if they think it wood be oh kay for ewe ta take.......itz all natural ...noe chemicalz....eye has been on it for two weekz now.........knock on wood.......sew far....sew good......

    az far az de pillz......hide em in any thing.....pill pocketz, ham samich, donut, chunk oh bread......

    tuna of moon ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  23. Poor Salem, humans can't keep any kitty's secrets :( I hope you feel better.

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  24. Salem, you poor thing! Pierrot has had the squeezing done twice (with accompanying howls), but his problem isn't as bad as yours. I hope you're getting a lot of TLC!

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  25. Oh Salem you poor baby, being violated like that!!! Hoping your poops return to normal soon!! You have a smart Mama!! xoxo
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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  26. Hope you feel all better soonest.

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  27. Seriously, do all of us kittehs in our CWB community have 'butt' and 'poop' issues at the same time?? I, just yesterday, had to have the unmentionable 'in-ah maw'. Disgusting, but praise be to Ceiling Cat I feel lots better.

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  28. Salem, I know about those kinda butt problems. Thank cod your mom caught it before you exploded!

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  29. Salem, this all sound so dreadful. We don't even want to think about it. We are going to be purring and praying that you are all well again soon. Make sure you let your mommy put those compresses on your butt. You'll feel better much faster. <3 XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
    p.s. We would have screamed bloody murder as well. Have to let those peeps know that what they are doing is UNACCEPTABLE!

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  30. The horror!! Sure hope you feel all better soon!!

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  31. oh Salem! we are so sorry about your terrible day, and your mommy's too! we hope you will be feeling better soon. purrs,

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie

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  32. Salem,
    As if the physical aspect of your infirmity were not bad enough...but the humiliation of it all.
    Empathetic purrs,
    the kitty brats
    PS-you look beautiful in your photo.

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  33. Poor Salem! We are glad Mommy got you to the vet before things got any worse. Get better soon, okay?

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  34. Poor Salem ! We hope you get better soon, and we're sorry you had to go through this. Purrs

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  35. *goggle-eyed look* The VET did WHAT to yo ass?
    (seriouslies, we hear horror tales of "blowouts" that Ryker had - MOL!)

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  36. Poor Salem! That sounds just awful for you*. We hopes you are feeling better furry soon.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

    *I think it sounds awful for you too Trish. The odor, the mess, and now the pilling. Hope that goes down well. :)

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Oh Boy...this is gonna be GREAT!