Lump on Cat's Anus

I have a 12 week old kitten. I noticed a lump on the pink flesh of the neck of her anus a few days ago. It is still there today. It looks the same.

It is very red, but there is no blood or pus. Her poo is fine, not runny at all. She is eating and drinking and doesn't seem at all bothered by it. She doesn't overly lick it. I plan on taking her to the vet, but I just wondered what it could be?

Hi, Sarah,

It is almost definitely a prolapsed rectum you are looking at. You should not be able to see anything red or pink when you look at her rear end. This is a common problem in young kittens. It is often caused by straining which is secondary to worms. I definitely recommend you see the veterinarian at once.

Best Regards,
Dr. Neely

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