my kitten bleeds when she poos

by Cassandra
(Copenhagen Denmark)

Hi, I have a kitten that is 12 weeks old, I just got her yesterday so she is still kind of shy, when she does come out its usually to eat or to use the litter box, she seems to have energy when i play with her and she purrs a lot so it doesn't seem like there is a problem, but when ever she poos, she starts to bleed out of her butt. I don't understand because i fed her soft foods and then i tried hard foods and both of them end up with the same result, she doesn't seem too bothered by it afterwards even though she doesn't look comfortable either, am i using the wrong type of food? what can i use? she reacts the same way to both foods, so is there something wrong with her? she already got the de-worming shot, but i am very worried about her!

Answer by KAte

are you sure she is only 3 months old? If she is older it could possibly be her first period of being in heat. Just a thought.

If she is only 12 weeks then i think I would want to have checked out if she bleeds every time she goes to the loo. This is definitely not normal and wouldn't have a lot to do with the food you are feeding her. I assume you are feeding her kitten food dry or wet and that she is drinking water.

She may have a cyst or something inside her bowel which needs treatment. Bleeding from the rectum is something which needs checking out.

Hope she is Ok again soon

best wishes Kate

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