Health Topics: Prolapse (Rectal)
How serious is it?
VERY serious-- life threatening.
What is it?
When the rectum (intestine) literally slips out of the body through the anus. Could be a genetic weakness, from trauma, a sudden switch in diet, bad food, parasites from contaminated water or feed, or inconsistent feeding.
How can I recognize it?
May present as a bloody bottom, slight bulge of tissue coming from the anus, or a larger loop of intestine.
How do you treat it?
Emergency vet treatment is necessary.
How can I avoid this?