I have a kitten,she is maybe 3-4 weeks old or so and she went #2 for one of the first times on her own. I noticed her bum was still very wet with feces, and her anus had not closed, I gave her a wash and her anus is still not closing. I need to know if I should be concerned or if since it was one of her firsts and the food change made her "work" to get it out and now it just needs time to close? I've raised plenty of kittens, but this is the first I've ever seen this. She's usually very active and normal, right now she is napping and I keep checking but still no improvement. Please reply if anyone has heard of this, I need to know if a Vet visit is in order. Thank You!
PS. I have included a photo so you can see what I mean.
I just read your comments. I've never raised kittens. But this doesn't sound good. Maybe you should call your regular vet. Tell the reception the
situation and ask what they think. I find the receptionists that work at
the vet where we take our cat, Sammy, very helpful. Hope your kitty
feels better soon. Eve :) ( Sammy's mom)
Thank You! I keep watching her, if she's not well by tonight I'll be taking her. I have to wait to take her anywhere, my fiance is at work and it'd be hard to pack up the baby and a kitten and go. I'll try finding a vet open actually, to call. It didnt sound or look normal to me either! I'm hoping it goes away, she's such a sweet kitten, I'd hate for anything to be wrong with her!
tell me PLEASE that this 3-4week old kitten is STILL with her mom and nursing yet, kittens this young need both mothers milk plus an introduction to a small amount of kitten food....
how was the poop? was it a small one or a really large and hard one?
She is now and then, the mom has started to ween them, so we introduced them to other food when she doesnt feed them. And thats the odd part, it was a mix, i found a solid piece but when i picked her up her bum was wet with poop, it was orange also. I washed her, and shes still resting. I just gave her half a dropper of some milk (i know probably not the best choice) but I dont want her being hungry. She's back asleep now. It looks as if it's closing some, so I'm hopeful. But she's now acting odd, very sleepy, and is denying food.
Also, their ages is a guesstimation,I cant quite remember when they were born, I think it was last month on the 11th, so theyre actually over a month old now. Have teeth, ears are open, walking, playing, running, the whole 9 yards.
its always best to seek out a Vet to know for sure whats going on....I would suspect the sore red anus could be b/c of the loose stools, a rapid change in diet..from mothers milk to a solid food can cause alot of gastric upsets...don't give milk many cats are lactose intolerant, milk will cause more loose stools..
What did you feed the kitten???
found this with info on how to transition a kitten from mama's milk to food...
It doesn't explain the open anus tho, that could have happened b/c the first stool was hard and large...but shouldn't stay open like that UNLESS she has lots more stool in the rectum pushing on the anus and causing it to remain open??? not sure, have never seen this either. I would go to a clinic if this isn't any better by tomorrow for sure, keep us updated okay...hope the dear little thing makes out okay...((>^.^<))
She made another poop, actually tried to poop on my fiances shoulder! It was solid and got stuck, which required me to help "Wipe" it out with some toilet paper. She did however try to eat the chicken we were eating, and cat food, soft cat food is what she's been eating. BUT she did get into some spaghetti we had yesterday, I'm hoping its just an upset stomach.
This looks like a prolapsed anus that can happen as a result of constipation. You need to supplement the kitten with formula so she can get the right nutrition. She may need to see a Vet. Keep us posted.
I'm just wondering how the little kitten you posted about is doing?
I hope she's doing better. Were you able to take her to be seen by
a vet ? If so, did the vet tell you what's going on and what to do?
Hope all is well. Eve :)
I to have a 2 month old kitten that is a Bob tail and her bottom does not close either and poop just runs out,i call a few vets and they never heard of it.she to is a very happy kitty..but this scares me..guess i;ll have to take her in to a vet or may be she might grow out of it i hope..so if you find out let me know as well.
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