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Wet tail. Eeew. Dare I ask?

cr8zycatlady

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Hate to gross everyone out like this but I had a SITUATION in the middle of the night. Little miss got up in the night to head to the box. The box is not a mess; we have many throughout our house and I keep them very clean (or else). Little Miss Lila returned to bed and wanted to get under the covers and...her tail...was ... WET. EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. I reached for the kleenex and wiped her tail but EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. Fresh sheets...all of that hassle...

Anyone have any advice? Still a newbie at having this little naked thing. Last night was the first night I didn't have to put a shirt on her so she would quiet down to go to sleep.

Thank you!
 

Catzzzmeow

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Hopefully it was a one off runny poop. Most of us have gone through this at some point. If it continues I’d get another fecal sample and if that still comes back clear then you might need to change their food to something less rich.
 

Yoda mom

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@cr8zycatlady , does sound like wet pee. glad the pumpkin worked for runny poo.
any history of UTI? any excessive licking genital area or straining to pee, peeing often?
 

cr8zycatlady

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Nope. I watch her carefully. Can't think of anything else since it was the wee hours and I was asleep (no pun intended...wee hours)....she is fine - no wet tail. Have observed her in the box doing her stuff and nothing of alarm. She has a clean bill of health but I'm a careful cat mom.
 

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Just throwing it out there…did you smell it? Some suckle their bellies others their tail and it can be very wet. LOL
 

Silke

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Having experienced a "wet bottom" scenario once...and ended up stripping the bed completely, hosing down the bathroom, the cat, and depositing anything flannel (and sheets) in the washer, mopping floors...at 2am... well. I know a song about unpleasant surprises lol.
It was the day after the "new" cats arrived (some uh... 6/7 years ago now?) and the food the foster mum told me they'd been getting...was clearly not what they'd been getting, as there was explosive diarrhea all OVER the bathroom. (And tracked through the kitchen, the living room, into the bedroom and ultimately into my bed. EWWW.)
Your post just reminded me of that night lol.
 

cr8zycatlady

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YIKES!!!!!!!

I gave her a certain mix of Shrimp & something by the maker of her food she has always had. Atomic green cloud. Sheesh these kitties are sensitive!
 
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