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Are You Squeamish about Seeing Your Cat’s Bottom? — 55 Comments

  1. This was a fun comment section! I’m always checking my cat’s bottom. It can provide clues to important very important functions! Sometimes I see litter there, or in her fur, which I clean off, so she doesn’t have to. If I see her scoot, I immediately lift her tail to check things out. She’s usually not too happy about that. I would want to see any worms before they become worse.

    I’m always checking what in the litter box. Again, it provides clues to a cat’s health.

    I’m very investigative, so nothing gets beyond my scrutiny. I see things that most people dont, so maybe I was a detective in my past life!

  2. well i have no problem with it as we have one too dont we??? Its their way of greeting us. Though i know human dont greet each other like that. Anyone that has a prob with seeing their cat bottom must have a serious problem.

  3. What a fun subject!
    No problem with any butts here.
    Kind of like vehicles – some are big, some small, some old, some young, some have accessories (sadly), some leak, some backfire, some shimmy and shake.
    It’s all a part of the package.

  4. My 5 year old tomcat cat matata has this habit of occasionally lifting his tail and rubbing his backside on me wanting to be petted.As for my 7 year old female cat “Matahari”, she normally raises her tail and rubs her sides against me when in “Heat”. I have observed this behaviour in both my cats of different sexes and hope cat behaviorists could decipher this “Cat body Language”!

  5. I can’t understand why anyone would want to make a fuss about a cat’s backside, it’s part of the cat, usually clean and let’s face it we all have them.

    I’d go so far as to say fixating on a cat’s bum is unhealthy and a bit creepy, it’s the human thought process making something out of nothing, cats don’t know it’s rude to show your bum.

    So I have a message for anyone fixated on cats bums and here it is 🙂

  6. Michael,

    I so agree with you about the cat’s “bum” and cannot for the life of me understand why a kitty “owner” would be squeamish about seeing it.

    In addition to all that you wrote, I would like to add that it’s important for folks who live with cats to routinely INSPECT their kitty’s “bum” to make sure that all is ok.

    Years ago, Dr. Hush Puppy started “scooting” his “bum” on the floor. Being aware that this can be symptomatic of anal gland problems, I immediately checked him out. It turned out that he not only had a problem- he had an infected, impacted gland which needed surgery to correct. Thankfully my vet was very skillful and the gland didn’t have to be removed.

    He had one more attack a couple of years later- and my vet repeated the procedure. Knocking wood he has had no further issues. She stretched the passageway to the gland, allowing it to empty much more easily.

    We need to inspect the rear end of a cat, in the same way we look into their mouths, their ears and eyes. It’s just part of prudent, routine cat care!

    Anyway both my cats have very cute “bums”.

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