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  • To scratch it. She may have worms or a rash of some kind or she may just itch. You should have her stool checked to make sure. Usually a pill will take care of the problem if it's worms. If it is some kind of rash then you may need some cream or something. Good luck.
  • Excluding potential parasitic problems, she may just be trying to clean her bottom (like dogs do). Commonly, feces stick to the fur surrounding the anus and they drag their bum to get it off. If this happens, you can usually wipe it away gently with a baby diaper wipe, but try not to pull on the surrounding fur. Cats ingest fur when they groom themselves, and this may result in a thicker fur woven stool. In very rare instances, it can actually get stuck mid-elimination. I have a long hair and I've actually had to gently guide it out once (diaper wipe in hand!). Not pleasant, but kitty was grateful afterwards.
  • She might have worms or something. Get her checked out at the Vet, they will give you some worming medicine :)
  • Cats also ingest alot of long grass which usually causes them to vomit but it aids in their digestive tract. Having said that, the long grass sometimes doesnt come back up and is digested, so when it comes out the other end it can sometimes get stuck. They usually will bite off the blade of grass if its doing this but sometimes grass like crabgrass is much thicker and irritating. Since they can't really grasp it with their fingers they will sometimes drag across the floor hoping gravity will help and pull it out, but if not it will continue to bother them and sometimes can even cause a cut like a papercut and be very painful. If she/he continues this i would lift its tail and take a look to see if there is a blade of grass or a long human hair, string, rubberband, or various other things they may have ingested and pull it out genly. As someone else stated i think, its not a pleasant thing to do, but they would truly appreciate the help if thats the problem. If none of these appeaers to be the problem then it would definately be a tapeworm and they are trying to get it out versus just chewing another segment off. We too would hate this 20ft worm living in our intestinal tract and would do anything to get it out, so if not anything you can safely remove, than a trip to the vet for a droncit shot is in order, or a trip to petsmart to purchase the generic droncit tab called Praziquantel. Anything else over the counter tends to be a waste of money, but these medications work effectively and quickly. Good luck, let us know if you find out anything.
  • That can be a sign of worms - either check the poop yourself or take her to the vet!
  • I do not know much about cats but when a dog does the same thing they often need worming.
  • The same reason that dogs do it. To scratch their ass or whipe their ass from what they have stuck to it.
  • My cat did this when his anal glands were clogged up. You may have to take kitty for an anal gland expression. It's sort of like the test a guy goes for when he turns 40. Make an appointment soon so your carpet doesn't smell like anal juices.
  • Perhaps clogged anal sacs? Check out this site: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_anal_sacs.html
  • My cat used to do that, too. Something about it's diet that affected its poo.
  • She hates the color you chose? Seriously, that's sign of an irritation or infection. best to get her to the Vet for a checkup!
  • It could also be just an itch. It's a hard to reach spot on a dog or cat. But could be a poo-related issue, something hard to pass (like yarn...I've seen it happen!)
  • If you'd ever tried wiping your arse on a hardwood floor, you'd understand.
  • my vet housemate says it could be worms. like yarn, as stated earlier, they are long, irritating & hard to pass. GET THAT KITTY TO A VET! the good news is, worms are easily treated- but if you have any other pets in the house, they need to be treated as well.
  • My cat dos that as well. He has been doing it for some time now, and it is after he goes to the bathroom everytime! I don't think anything is wrong with him though. I think he is just wiping to get clean. I am trying to figure out how to break him of it. It isn't a hair problem or anything as he is hairless. It reallt pisses me off. If I yell at him to stop he will just run off and do it somewhere else.
  • If cats are the same as dogs then it could be cogged anal glands, it happends to my dog its easy to fix but rather sick.
  • she has wormies
  • It could be worms or the anal glands but try a different kitty litter. Some of the cheap stuff has clay. Just a thought.
  • to clean and itch it. sounds like she may have worms
  • Maybe it itches and this is the only thing that provides relief! :(
  • Could be she has worms, or her butt needs cleaning.
  • To relieve an itch! When the dog does it as well, the way she seems to glide over the floot, I always think of it as Arse Skating.. ps but it is important as has been said, to rule out worms
  • She might have some kind of infection. That is not normal. Please take her to the vet. She has a rash or something and she is suffering.
  • Worms. Take him to the vet or get some pumpkin seeds or watermelon seeds, raw, not toasted. Grind them fine and add some to soft food and feed this several times.
  • it is possible she may have worms, what kind?, usually pinn or hook, rarely round, but the do get it. my cat had worms, did the but scoot across the kitchen tile, sure enough he had worms. i took one to the vet and the vet gave me some pills to give for the worms, the pills are for both round worms and hook worms, got him cleared up. so, now i have to battle the ongoing earmite infestation for the third time. please take kitty to the vets, if it is intestinal worms, they can be transmitted to humans and mitigate(they are very discusting and disturbing., leaving tunnel scars under the surface of the skin).
  • she wants sex
  • Yeap, possibility of worms! My cat used to take herself for a drag around the place, they'll do that if they have an irritation. Easily resolved though with working tablets or drops. Don't worry :-)
  • oh goodness that is the first sign of worms, get the medicine at the pet store its a very simple solution
  • I DON'T KNOW BUT MY VET SAID YOU DON'T WANT A FAT KITTY BECAUSE THEN THEY CAN'T LICK THEIR BOOTIE AND YOU WANT THEM TO CLEAN THEMSELVES. IS YOUR CAT FAT?
  • There is a gland that is in the anal area I believe 2 that is what the groomer said. It needs to be released time to time or they will drag their but on the floor I guess to try and release. Usually the vet or groomer does this. Some animals dont need it . My sister dog does. My 2 cats only 1 does. I just take her to the groomer. Good luck.
  • The most likely reason for a cat to "scoot" or drag its bottom is because its anal glands need to be expressed. You need to take it to a vet. It isn't expensive to get done and the vet can even show you how to do it if you want. It's very uncomfortable for a cat and can lead to infection so do it as soon as possible.
  • She has glands and sometimes only the vet or a groomer can release them. I guess maybe it bothers them. You should get them released. My sister pet does the same thing.
  • Its horny and wants rough anal sex from the tom cat down the street, so its actually getting itself ready Naught kitty
  • I have a cat that does that due to constipation. He does not drink water so I have to soak his "pate" canned food and make it nice and wet. Dry food is totally out. Even with his strict diet I still have to give him a laxative I purchase from the vet. At one time i had to give it to him 2x a day until i began adding water or gravy to his food. Now I only have to give it to him occasionally. I used to find little hard marble shaped poop on my floor at times. Then one day i caught him dragging his butt and out came the marble poop. Finally an answer. I had taken him to the Vet a couple of times they even did an x ray and found no other problems like a blockage.
  • As other have said it's pretty likely worms. You will probably find that the medication to kill the worms is cheaper than having the cats poop checked for worms

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