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Recently she has gained a lot of weight and just this morning I’ve noticed her scooting

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Scooting is often a sign of discomfort in the anal area, which can be caused by impacted anal glands, parasites, or even allergies.

For the scooting, you can gently check her anal area for any signs of swelling, redness, or discharge. If you notice anything unusual, it would be best to have her examined by a veterinarian. In the meantime, make sure her litter box is clean and easily accessible to minimize any additional stress.

The presence of a new pet might be causing her to eat more due to stress or reduced activity. Try to engage her in more playtime to boost her activity level. You might also want to consider switching her to a lower-calorie diet to help manage her weight.

Monitor her behavior closely. If the scooting or weight gain persists, or if she shows any signs of pain or distress, consulting a veterinarian for a thorough examination and appropriate treatment would be a wise step.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.