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I'm sorry to hear to this and understand your concern for your kitten.
When did they last pass a poo?
Has it been very loose and watery?
And does this little one seem distressed?
Are they breathing fast or is their tummy bloated?
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Do her gums feel wet to the touch?
Is she straining as if trying to pass poo?
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I agree, this is unusual.
Have the kittens been wormed?
So it is a little unclear to me what this is, it does not look like what we'd normally expect when we'd see e.g. a prolapse or rectal redness.
Worms are common in this age group and they can cause straining, tissue inflammation and anal issues.
If not wormed, I'd certainly worm the litter as this should be done from 2-3 weeks. Panacur is a good option.
I'd also gently clean the area with warm salt water and cotton wool.
Due to the unusual appearance, I'd schedule a vet visit for the morning so we can have this looked at in person, to assess the rectum and the stool.
If not registered with a clinic already, I'd go ahead and call locally.
Not all clinics are taking on new clients, but there should be at least one nearby who is.
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