My poor kitty....
June 28, 2010 6:26 PM Subscribe
YANMV, the kitten I was giving is having um, digestive trouble, and I need some advice until I can get him to the vet. *Gross details inside*
posted by sporaticgenius to Pets & Animals (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was given an 8 week old male kitten. He's a very sweet cat, adjusted to moving into my home right away and gets along with my other adult male cat. He has had a diet change since he arrived here, apparently the people that handed him over to me were overrun with animals and just fed him whatever. I feed the cats dry food (We use Meow Mix Hairball Control food for my other long haired cat, and the kitten seemed to like it so I figured it was fine), with the occasional wet canned food. They also have access to fresh water.
*Sorry this is gross, but I am really at a loss*
We noticed a problem a few days after he arrived and it is only getting worse. He doesn't know how to use the kitty litter yet, we're trying to teach him, but that isn't my main issue.
When he would squat to take a dump we would try to pick him up and rush him to the litter box. We happened to notice his butt looked odd and upon a closer look he still had poop in there. I mean his hole was streched out and it was just stuck. (Very nasty, if you can't tell.) I think he might have tore it a bit because it bled a little. It seemed he passed the hard stuff and the last couple of days he has had really runny wet stuff and it kind of leaks. I have been using wet wips and dabbing it off. His butt very red and irritated and he cries when we so much as touch it.
We didn't plan to get another cat but now he is here and he is already a part of our family. I am looking for some advice on what the possible cause might be and what I can do for him until I can afford to get him to the vet.