Q. It feels like there may be a knot in her spine, she is wobbling when she walks, bad diarrhea that sticks to her bottom.

Sun, Jul 9, 2023

There is still some residue on her bottom.
What are causes & treatment?

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Dr. Millden

Hello there! I understand that you're concerned about your 2-month-old female cat and her symptoms.

From your description, it seems like your cat is experiencing a few concerning symptoms. Let's break them down one by one.

1. Knot in her spine: The presence of a knot or lump along your cat's spine could indicate various issues. It might be an abscess, a localized infection, or even a cyst.

2. Wobbling when she walks: This symptom suggests that there might be a problem with your cat's coordination or balance. It could be related to an issue in the nervous system, such as spinal cord damage or neurological disorders.

3. Bad diarrhea that sticks to her bottom: Diarrhea can occur due to several factors, including dietary indiscretion, parasites (such as worms or protozoa), viral or bacterial infections, food allergies, or even intestinal disorders. The fact that it sticks to her bottom suggests that the stool consistency is abnormal, which could be indicative of an underlying issue.

Given the combination of these symptoms, it's essential to have your cat examined by a veterinarian promptly.

Now, regarding what you can do at home, it's crucial to maintain your cat's comfort and hygiene. Keep her in a clean and quiet environment, and provide fresh water and a balanced diet suitable for her age.

Additionally, clean your cat's bottom gently with warm water and a mild pet-safe cleanser to prevent irritation and infection.

However, please remember that home care is not a substitute for professional veterinary care. The symptoms you've described are concerning and require a veterinarian's expertise for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

If your cat's symptoms worsen or if she develops additional concerning signs, such as vomiting, loss of appetite, lethargy, or difficulty breathing, it's crucial to seek immediate veterinary attention. These can be signs of a more severe underlying condition requiring urgent medical intervention.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.