My cat, Phoebe, started scooting about a month ago, and has had some diarrhea. I got her some worm medication from the vet without a visit, and she seemed better for a little bit.
My cat is a maine coon, so she has super long fur around her bum. I had to give her a bath a week and a half ago because she smelled terrible and had some mats, so I also trimmed the fur around her anus.
Now, tonight I was awake in bed and could hear her across the room shuffling around with a plastic bag. She was doing it quite a bit so I went to check on her. She was in the corner behind a shelf meowing at me, so I had to scare her out.
Then she was under my desk, hissing and growling and trying to lick her anus. I hadn't touched her yet, so I put her up on her scratching post to look at her bum. She was hissing and growling some more, obviously in pain, and then she started panting with her tongue out so I knew something was not right at all! That really scared me!
The skin around her anus is bright red, and looks pretty raw. Whereas when I gave her a bath it wasn't like that at all. I have noticed her cleaning her bum more often lately, and sometimes she lays down with one of her hind legs in the air. It's probably her anal sacs...at least I hope so. She stinks!
I'm calling the vet as soon as they're open tomorrow morning. Until then, I can't get to sleep because I'm worried about her! Although she seems fine now that I'm awake, keeping her company...little bugger.
Hopefully I can get her in to the vet tomorrow rather than monday!