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Clear and googy discharge from my cat

HimmieMommy
February 24th, 2010, 12:57 PM
My 7 months old himmie excreted clear, thick discharge this morning. I read some of the posts here and it could be an anal glad secretion but I can't be sure since I didn't witness it. The discharge has no smell and he excreted about 2 tablespoon size of it on my bathroom floor about 3 feet from his litterbox. This is the second time he's done it (last time was about 3 weeks ago). He doesn't seem to be in any particular pain or discomfort and his appetite is normal but I'm not sure if this is a normal behavior for a cat. Can someone give me some advice? Thanks in advance!

14+kitties
February 24th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Is he neutered?

HimmieMommy
February 28th, 2010, 05:26 PM
yes, he's neutered. It's been a few days since the incident and he isn't licking himself down there as he was previously (didn't realize how often he was doing it until now). I'm inclined to think it was an incident of anal secretion?

bendyfoot
February 28th, 2010, 05:33 PM
If it was an anal glad excretion, you'd know, it stinks to high heaven.

Love4himies
February 28th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Do you know if it came from the anus or penis?

growler~GateKeeper
March 1st, 2010, 02:13 AM
Anal gland secretions are normally yellowish-white may sometimes be a bit brownish, and very very smelly :yuck:. A cats anal sacs are smaller than a pea so it would be extremely odd for two tablespoons to be expelled from them.

HimmieMommy
March 1st, 2010, 01:04 PM
the secretion didn't have any smell that I could detect. It definitely didn't have any color to it. I didn't see him doing the deed so i can't tell if it came from his penis or anus (to answer Love4himies' question). It wasn't pee. My boy's good about using the litterbox and the consistency was a bit gooey. Could something like that have come from his penis if it's not anal gland secretion? Again, i'm not too worried at this time as he's not acting sick and his appetite is good but he has done this once before so I was curious. I really thought it was anal gland secretion but apparently not from the other members' responses

14+kitties
March 1st, 2010, 01:24 PM
To me it sounds like ejaculate. But if you are concerned you could phone your vet's office and ask. Two feet! :eek: Impressive!!

Love4himies
March 1st, 2010, 02:16 PM
This is a mystery. Anal gland secretions are horribly stinky :yuck:, you can't miss the smell.

I would get him examined by the vet to ensure he was properly neutered.

sugarcatmom
March 1st, 2010, 02:34 PM
Sounds to me like it might be mucus coming out of his anus. The intestines are lined with a mucus membrane and normally produce a certain amount of to help with the passage of stool. Excess mucus can be produced if the intesines are irritated or inflammed. What does your cat normally eat? Any chance he ate something he shouldn't have (like a plant)?

Some more info for you (although it pertains to humans, the concept is similar for cats): http://ibdcrohns.about.com/od/relatedconditions/f/mucusstool.htm

Love4himies
March 1st, 2010, 02:41 PM
Sounds to me like it might be mucus coming out of his anus. The intestines are lined with a mucus membrane and normally produce a certain amount of to help with the passage of stool. Excess mucus can be produced if the intesines are irritated or inflammed. What does your cat normally eat? Any chance he ate something he shouldn't have (like a plant)?

Some more info for you (although it pertains to humans, the concept is similar for cats): http://ibdcrohns.about.com/od/relatedconditions/f/mucusstool.htm

I thought the same thing too when I first read (hence my question of where it was coming from), but 2 tablespoons is a lot for a cat, and it is not usually clear, more like the colour of the mucous from your sinuses when you have a cold.

HimmieMommy
March 3rd, 2010, 10:51 AM
If it were mucus, would it cause him to lick himself in the genital region excessively? Again, I don't know what's considered excessive (Rosco's my first cat and I've only had him for 3+ months) but prior to his excretion, he used to lick himself down there every evening. I just assumed it was part of his grooming ritual. I work during the day so I don't know how often he licks while I'm not there. And he hasn't been licking down there since until yesterday (saw him do it once) which is why i'm starting to get nervous again.

Again, he seems fine-- active and appetite is good. He eats raw food-- I alternate between chicken, rabbit and goat meat. He was on goat meat when the incident occurred. I don't recall what meat he was eating the first time he excreted (about a month ago?)

HimmieMommy
March 3rd, 2010, 03:22 PM
To me it sounds like ejaculate. But if you are concerned you could phone your vet's office and ask. Two feet! :eek: Impressive!!
I googled neutered cat ejaculation and I think 14+kitties might be right! From what I've read, neutered cat can become excited and can ejaculate. Per answers.yahoo.com, the substance is released to aid sperm in its path down the penis and is clear. It didn't mention the consistency or the smell, but this seems to fit w what I saw (clear liquid w no odor and heavier-than-water consistency). I guess a 7 mo old kitten can ejaculate that young and that much "excitement"?

14+kitties
March 3rd, 2010, 06:05 PM
I would still phone your vet to be on the safe side. :thumbs up

sugarcatmom
March 3rd, 2010, 06:07 PM
I agree with 14+ about the vet thing. 2 tbsp of ejaculate would be a lot for a human, nevermind a cat!! :eek: