I have a 15 year old indoor Birman cat who has not had any major health problems. Recently, in the past 3 months he’s had problems defecating and I started adding mineral oil and small amounts of puree’d pumpkin into his diet.
Fast forward to yesterday I noticed that he had an odd foul smelling secretion on his rear along with a very swollen and irritated looking sore near his anus.
What can I do for him to ease the pain and to prevent any infections? I’m scared to bring him into the vet because he’s an old cat and I don’t want to stress him out.