Monty has been suffering from recurrent rectal prolapses for a couple of months now and every time this has occurred, I’ve taken him to the vet and emergency vet where a stitch was placed to hold the rectum in place, which lasts for a total of 10-12 days.
Unfortunately, all conservative measures were exhausted as well as trying to treat the underlying cause. The veterinarian recommended a colopexy (https://wagwalking.com/cat/treatment/colopexy) as a permanent treatment option with little to no recurrence. The first veterinarian suggested euthanasia right off the bat without even trying conservative measures or surgery.
The frequency of the rectal prolapses are increasing. Failure to treat a rectum the has been prolapsed could result in the bowel and exposed rectal tissue drying out and subsequently dying, which would warrant rectal resection/amputation.Rectal resection/amputation has a higher risk of complication than a colopexy including infection and fecal incontinence. His human Mom Kam called vets in town about surrendering Monty so that he may get this surgery that he desperately needs and unfortunately, I was told they would only euthanize him. He is a young cat (born on Valentine’s Day!) and is very playful and in great spirits despite this rectal issue. He is very loving (obviously from being born on Valentine’s Day) and is a snuggle bug who gives “kisses” (he puts his nose up to yours until you make a smooch noise). He deserves a shot and shouldn’t have to die just because he has an incompetent rectum. He snuggles with his human Mom and loves to purr loudly. Donations can also be made directly to Soloman Veterinary @ 316-683-5661 under Monty Huggs. Thank you so much for helping Monty.