kitten has trouble going to litterbox " warning gross details "

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  1. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a going on 8wk male kitten and i noticed his butt is sticking out and he went on my carpet today and i looked at his butt again and his butt is just spread wide apart and its alittle bloody and his poop always sticks to his butt and i have dipped him down in warm water to make it come off since he doesnt like it when i wipe it off i think he either still has a bad case of worms or what i dont know! so im going to give him the wormer treatment a few days early i was suppose to start the kittens on it again this Friday but his brothers butt looks nothing like his can anyone think of what i can give him to help him have a easy movement? cause im scared it will start cramping him up and he will get sick and right now it looks like he needs to go to the litterbox i can smell him cause it looks like the poop is in his butt canal i mean thats not normal i would think
     
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  2. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like a prolapse, not worms. please please please take him to a vet.
     
  3. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try feeding him some butter and putting some veg oil on his food that should help keep things moving and soften things up.
     
  4. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were you, ,I would call a vet and just ask them what it could be and what to do.

    your vet should be happy to help. you may not even have to bring them in. but it sounds like a bad case of worms.

    please let me know what it is if you ask the vet. [​IMG]
     
  5. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what is prolapse?
     
  6. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what is prolapse?

    Rectal prolapse is an uncommon condition where rectal tissue protrudes through the picky opening. It appears as a tubular piece of tissue attached to the anus. The rectum is the part of the large intestine that ends just inside the anus. Rectal prolapse typically occurs in puppies and kittens under 6 months of age. The cause of the prolapse is usually not ever determined, but many veterinarians feel that gastrointestinal parasites are an underlying cause. The affected animal typically strains and strains and eventually, part of the rectum is pushed out the anus.

    Older animals can also develop rectal prolapse. In these situations, the underlying irritation causing the straining and eventual prolapse is often associated with injury to the rectal lining or rectal tumors.

    Section: Overview

    Rectal prolapse is an uncommon condition where rectal tissue protrudes through the picky opening. It appears as a tubular piece of tissue attached to the anus. The rectum is the part of the large intestine that ends just inside the anus. Rectal prolapse typically occurs in puppies and kittens under 6 months of age. The cause of the prolapse is usually not ever determined, but many veterinarians feel that gastrointestinal parasites are an underlying cause. The affected animal typically strains and strains and eventually, part of the rectum is pushed out the anus.

    Older animals can also develop rectal prolapse. In these situations, the underlying irritation causing the straining and eventual prolapse is often associated with injury to the rectal lining or rectal tumors.

    Animals with rectal prolapse have a fair chance of recovering with appropriate treatment.

    It is crucial to take your pet to the veterinarian as soon as possible if you suspect rectal prolapse. Dogs and cats do not get hemorrhoids so any tissue that protrudes from the anus is abnormal. Try to keep the tissue moist with warm wet washcloths and do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the tissue. Keeping the tissue moist and free of trauma will give it the best chance of being repaired.

    What to Watch For


    •Straining

    •Tissue protruding from anus

    •Excessive licking of picky and genital area

    Diagnosis

    The diagnosis of rectal prolapse is made during physical examination. A rectal prolapse must be differentiated from a prolapse of the small intestine, which is a much more serious problem. Your veterinarian will likely take a thermometer or blunt probe and insert it around the edge of the tissue. If the probe easily passes, then the tissue is likely small intestinal and the animal will need surgery. If the probe doesn't pass very far, it is likely rectal tissue.

    In addition to determining if the tissue is small or large intestine, your veterinarian will likely try to find the underlying cause of the prolapse. A fecal exam should be performed to determine if any gastrointestinal parasites are present. Abdominal X-rays may also be recommended.

    Treatment

    Early treatment is crucial. If the tissue appears to still be alive and not too traumatized, your veterinarian will try to push it back into normal position. A suture is then placed around the anus to make sure the tissue does not come out again. The suture must be loose enough to allow stool to pass out. This suture is generally left in for 48 hours and then removed.

    If the rectal tissue is dried, severely traumatized or appears to be dead, surgery will need to be performed. The damaged part of the intestine is surgically amputated and the remaining tissue of the large intestine is sutured to the anus. Surgery may also be necessary if the prolapse returns after attempting to push it back inside and suturing.

    It is best to avoid surgery since amputation of the rectum is fraught with complications. Serious infection and fecal incontinence can occur. Animals treated with surgery have a guarded to poor prognosis.

    Home Care and Prevention

    There is no home care for rectal prolapse. Keep the tissue moistened and do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the tissue. After treatment, animals are often prescribed stool softeners for a period of time. In some cases, a gel is recommended to be placed in the rectum to reduce pain and irritation.

    Since the underlying cause of rectal prolapse is often not known, it is difficult to prevent. Have your pet dewormed routinely and have fecal examinations performed. Keeping your pet parasite free is one measure you can take to help prevent rectal prolapse.



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    PLEASE take kitty to the vet [​IMG] this is not somthing to fool around with.
     
  7. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i watched him when he went to the litter box today and it did look like he was straining and then he does that bowlegged walk that they do to make it come out quicker at least his butt wasn't sticking out like it was before and smelled and yeah he had hookworms but the vet said she didn't test for tape worms cause he was too young to be tested and i haven't seen any tissue sticking out his butt but if he does have prolapse then it will have happen soon i thought maybe it was because I'm feeding him wet catfood and not hard
     
  8. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
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