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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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My kitten had a small amount of red blood from his anus and

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My kitten had a small amount of red blood from his anus and was rubbing on the carpet (his bottom) he's otherwise normal
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Hi Andrea,I am sorry you are worried about Arthur.Red blood is usually caused by a parasite.Most kittens are born with them Arthur should be wormed twice 3 weeks apart.This insures all hatching eggs are killed.Other causes could be swallowing a sharp item like an earring post, diarrhea or constipation.Rubbing on the carpet is a sign of worms or an anal sac issue.As long as Arthur is eating an eliminating normally, I would give him an all around wormer now and again in three weeks.If he has loose stools give him a tablespoon of rice cereal added to a tin of wet cat food.He should also get a half tsp a day of plain yogurt for "good" bacteria.Please let me know how he is doing.Please be so kind as to rate my answer with positive feedback; that is the only way I receive credit for my assistance. Thank you very much!Providing a positive rating will not end our conversation, should you need me for any follow-up. Simply click 'Reply' for clarification or additional information, if needed, at no additional charge.Kind regards,Terri
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Arthur. How is everything going?