Cat hemorrhoids appear to be an internet hoax that was fueled either accidentally or deliberately by companies peddling cures for it. Simply put, cat hemorrhoids are extremely rare. Hemorrhoids exists, cats exists, but cats cant get hemorrhoids that easily.
One thing we as humans do, is ascribe symptoms to a particular ailment that we may be familiar with, so if a cat presents with hemorrhoid like symptoms, as humans we tend to then think the cat has hemorrhoids. In fact, cat hemorrhoids are so rare, that one vet even told me they didn’t exist.
There are different conditons that cats can come down with that have symptoms akin to human hemorrhoids, which you will find via this link -> cat hemorrhoids. You need to realize that if your cat appears to be sufferring from hemorrhoids that you can see, it’s most likely that your cats anal canal is prolapsing and needs urgent vet assistance. For now I am going to talk about one hemorrhoid symptom that you cat may present with, that you may take to mean is an internal hemorrhoid, and thats hard stools causing pain in your pet cat as the stools pass out.
One of the reasons for this could be the kidneys failing in the cat, and this typically occurs in old cats that have lived long lives. If your vet diagnoses the kidneys as failing, there are dietary things you can do to help your cat survive:
Cat kidneys failing, that happened to my mums cat, who was also old at the time, so I do know a bit about it first hand.
Mum and I were advised by her vet to mix cooked rice into the cat food, and use the lower protein cat foods as well. The ratio of cooked rice to cat food was 50/50. Removed dry cat foods – pellets etc – out of the diet completely.
Mums cat lived quite a while longer, but eventually had to be put down for urinary incontinence.
Yes protein is important in your cats diet, but what we are trying to achieve is a better and longer quality of life for a cat that has become sickly as a result of the kidneys failing. By removing as much demand as we can away from the kidneys, by not making the kidneys work so hard, they are able to then help the animal remove the toxins from the blood stream, whereas before the left over toxins – wastes – from the protein were just chronically building up and the kidneys just cant keep up when they are failing, and in trying to keep up, they fail faster. Thats my understanding anyway.
The cooked white rice – well, it adds water I guess, its soft, and it has little protein, but humans can survive on it for many years. My own wife has a protein problem with her food, and rice is now her staple food
Like I said, my mums cat lived for a long time on that rice based diet, and had a good quality of life. Prior to that diet, well she was sick, that was why we took her to the vet.
As far as I know, we cant stop the kidneys from dying, but we can delay that event considerably. With cats, its just an old age issue for the most part I think, we all have to die, but knowing what it is that is affecting us, allows us to stretch things out and enhance our lives – this is what old age is about, this is why so many old people go on about their health and whats wrong with them – their awareness affords them the opportunity to seek help and find solutions for symptoms, if not the cure.
If you think you can cure kidneys dying of old age in your cat, go for it, but if you keep overloading those kidneys, you have less time to achieve your cure in.
Anyway, my suggestions only, but cat hemorrhoids are basically a hoax, just like vaginal hemorrhoids are a hoax. So if you think your cat has hemorrhoids, get it to the vet real fast, because your cat is unlikely to be suffering from hemorrhoids.