We just adopted a 2.5 month old kitten from a shelter 3 days ago. She appears very happy and healthy. She is eating and drinking well (dry kitten food from shelter mixed with Iams kitten food) and seems to be urinating and moving her bowels normally. However, last night we noticed a slight strain upon moving her bowels. The feces was a solid shape (as her other BMs from the litter box) but did seem a little large for a 2-pound kitten (about 2 tootsie rolls long). Post BM she had a small bright red ring protrusion from her anus. After about 5 minutes it retracted back into the rectum. This happened again today. She does not appear to be in any kind of pain or discomfort, as she continues to play and run around. What to do?
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