I have a cat who is a little over 6 years old now. He's never had many health problems, but yesterday, I was laying next to him on the floor, when he gave out a very strange sounding wine. I thought it was nothing, but he did it a few more times, sounding more irritating each time. He started licking his rear very frequently, maybe every 3 minutes. He stopped for an hour, then started back up again at night. It was worse at night. I carried him down to his litter box, where he had diarrhea. It smelled very foul. He then left the litter box, and started licking again, meowing if I touched him. He is doing it again today. He is showing very little activity. When he walks, it is slow. Whenever he isn't being aggressive, I try to pet him around the tail area. He doesn't like that, but still doesn't tend to say much when I do it, but he did this time. He likes to stay by the heaters and lay there for a while. What I think is that he swallowed a string he was playing with. That, or he picked up something from a new cat that I picked up 2 weeks ago, which seems very likely. That cat had all of his shots though, and didn't seem to have any sort of sickness. I don't think this is a urinary infection. I just want to know what it is, and what I should do about it. Right now, he's laying down by the heater, licking still. Thanks for any response.
Also, if he is not being active enough when he poops, he cant fully express his glands enough to get all the extra stuff in there out, which when left behind causes the need to have their glands expressed. try walking him much more when he needs to go poop to be sure he is getting every last drop out. I have a "shy pooper" who is very difficult to get to poo and she used to give herself gland problems from not completely emptying her glands when she needed to poop. We make sure she walks more around the time she needs to go, and dont rush her when she does poop. Its much better for her now!
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 1/19/2012 10:48:07 PM*** Reason: removed link