rectal bleeding in kittens

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  1. sammiee

    sammiee Senior Member+

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    hi all,
    my cats litter of kittens are now about 6 weeks old, i wormed them as per instructions at age 2 weeks then again at 4 and again today at 6 weeks, ive just noticed that one of them was in the litter tray and was crying out as tho in pain and had bleeding from his butt, and a squiggly looking..... i dunno either poo or possibly a worm? yesterday i saw them all poo and it was solid but today its errr i dunno...
    is this normal after worming? could it be worms?
    is there blood sometimes when worms are coming out?
    arhhh help worried about my kitten

    also none of the other 3 are like this, and other than that hes fine, runnign around pouncing on things as i type this:confused:
     






  2. TrailRiding555

    TrailRiding555 Senior Member

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    Watch him and if it happens again, I'd call the vet
     
  3. 3WishesDun

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    I wonder if you are seeing a prolapsed rectum?
    Was it bleeding or simply a reddish looking protrusion?
     
  4. sammiee

    sammiee Senior Member+

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    thanks being such a worry wart if it had been any earlier ( its 7pm here in uk ) id have been down the vets already
     
  5. sammiee

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    it was fresh blood, his mum cleaned him up and ive looked and he looks normal now. :confused:
     
  6. TrailRiding555

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    Oh wow. It's not even two in the afternoon here in Eastern USA.
    I'm not sure what would be causing that... Are they eating solid food?
    Somehow I don't think its the wormer
     
  7. sammiee

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    yeah theyve just started eating solid food this wek, kitten food that is.. thing that made me lean towards if they had worms was before this week the mother cleaned them up when they did there "buisness" but now they go in litter tray,
     
  8. TrailRiding555

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    I'm looking in my natural cures pet book as I type. I'll be back in a minute
     
  9. TrailRiding555

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    This is a guess- but after looking at some stuff in my book- sounds like he has worms. Wormer should help get rid of those but to help with the diarrea (sp?) give him some fiber (grass, 1/8 teaspoon bran (good amount for a kitten I think).
    Is he scootingaround the floor at all? And heres the kicker of a question- are there fragments of or whole worms in the feces?
     
  10. Blistering Winds

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    there is not supposed to be blood.

    Constipation comes to mind on the kitten crying out. On top of the pain from the probably "hard" thing coming out.

    worms should easily come out. They aren't very big in essence...not big enough to cause what you are describing.

    I would watch the kitten carefully. Very carefully tonight.

    How much blood? a drop? was the poo black/blackish reddish?

    I'd follow up with your vet first thing in the morning. But if anything else happens, you need to get the kitten to the vet tonight.
     






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