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Old February 5th, 2004, 03:03 PM
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The fluid most likely (99% sure, but a scent would confirm origin) is anal sac secretion. The only certain way to remove this source is to do an anal saculectomy, much like what is done to ferrets to keep their scent levels down. Confer with your veterinarian to see if he/she is comfortable doing the procedure, or if sending to a boarded surgeon is your best answer. Not a difficult surgery to do, but one that meticulous care is needed to prevent long term nerve damage problems to the anus, and short term problems with post-surgical inflammation/pain/infection. Don't waste your time cleaning/draining these anal sacs. The cat will grow to avoid you and you can never adequately keep up with the problem: human nature is such that if a problem needs periodic attention and if it is hard to do, then it won't be done.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
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