Being quite familiar with the odor which abscesses extrude from previous experiences with other cats, we agreed that it did smell like Jaspurr had an infection of some sort. Perhaps these two are not caused by one another, but that is what we are suspecting. We have never seen an indication of Cash causing Lily pain or anything. Eggs can be shed sometimes and not at other times, so one negative fecal does not rule out parasites. Abscess An abscess is a swollen, tender mass of pus.
Both male and female cats have anal glands, as do dogs and some other animals. You can see the anal sacs beneath the anus at roughly the 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock position in the attached photo. The photo shows the approximate positions of the anal sacs. Anal gland disease is a common problem in cats and dogs. The anal glands, also called 'anal sacs,' can become impacted, infected, and abscessed. Affected pets may lick the anal area, 'scoot' along the floor, or have problems with defecation. Location and function of anal glands. Dr. Marty Becker explains cat anal gland problems — and offers solutions so that yous cat can feel better. Plus, he explains why they exist.