Cat's Sore butt problem
My cat came home today with a red, swollen anus and seems to have poo matted in his fur round his bottom. It doesn't seem to be causing him much pain but he is protesting a lot when I try to clean it off. He also has a couple of scratches on his back legs so it could have been a catfight that caused his strange injuries, however there is a herd of cattle in the field beside my house and the cat keeps coming home with tics on his fur. I'm wondering if this is connected to his problem or not. Does anybody know of diseases or infections caused by tics?