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What is Blood in the Stool?

Blood in the stool in cats is a condition in which varying quantities of blood appear in your cat’s stool. There are two different types of blood in the stool, Hematochezia which appears as bright red blood and in smaller quantities, or black, tarry blood. Blood in the stool is typically a symptom of an underlying condition. Blood in the stool can result from common and minor ailments or may be an indication of serious underlying infection or sickness. While this is not an emergency condition, if the blood in the stool persists for more than short periods of time or occurs frequently, you should seek veterinary care for your cat.

Symptoms of Blood in the Stool in Cats

The main symptom of blood in the stool in your cat will be the presence of bright red or dark brown to black blood. This symptom may occur on its own or in combination with other signs such as:

  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Mucus in the stool
  • Inappropriate defecation in other parts of home
  • Frequent unproductive trips to the litterbox
  • Vomiting
  • Lack of appetite
  • Lethargy
  • Increased thirst

Types 

Blood in the stool in cats typically occurs in one of two different forms. Bright red blood in small or trace quantities is generally an indication of an underlying irritation or inflammation in the intestinal tract. This type of blood in the stool is referred to as hematochezia.

Dark brown, black, tarry or coagulated blood in the stool is typically an indicator of irritation or other source of blood further up in the intestinal tract or stomach. The black color of the blood can occur when stomach acids begin breaking down the blood.

Causes of Blood in the Stool in Cats

Blood in the stool in cats can be caused by a number of irritants or infections. Common causes may include:

  • Change in food causing upset stomach
  • Consumption of too much human food
  • Eating too much
  • Stress
  • Colitis or inflammation of the colon
  • Parasites
  • Protozoa infections such as giardia or coccidia
  • Panleukopenia caused by exposure to parvovirus
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Trauma to the rectum
  • Idiopathic or unknown causes

Diagnosis of Blood in the Stool in Cats

Diagnosis of blood in the stool of your cat will require your vet to diagnose the underlying condition that is causing the symptom. During the initial veterinary exam you should provide your vet with a complete history of your cat’s symptoms. Noting whether your cat is also suffering from diarrhea and vomiting, whether they have been eating regularly, and any other behavioral changes will be important. You should provide your veterinarian with information on the type of food your cat eats, as well as if there have been any dietary or lifestyle changes in the household that may have induced the symptoms. 

Your vet will then use the information you have provided, the results of his physical exam of your cat, and tests of bodily fluids to perform a differential diagnosis. A differential diagnosis is a method of diagnosing a condition by differentiating it from other conditions that share similar symptoms.

Your veterinarian will most likely perform a fecal smear of your cat’s stool in order to check for parasites that may be irritating your cat’s intestine. This is typically performed quickly in your vet’s office. Your vet will also test in-office for parvovirus using a similar fecal test. Your vet may order blood work, which will give a detailed report on your cat’s white blood cell count and may help identify the presence of any infection.

If these tests come back negative, your vet may perform more detailed analyses. These may include an ultrasound of the abdomen, x-rays, or colonoscopy to provide images of your cat’s digestive tract. For most of these procedures, your cat will need to be sedated or anesthetized so that a clear image can be obtained.

Treatment of Blood in the Stool in Cats

Treatment of blood in the stool of your cat will depend on the underlying condition causing the symptom. If food is the suspected culprit, your vet may recommend a bland or prescription diet to help eliminate irritation. Food changes should generally be done gradually to eliminate additional digestive upset. For stress related colitis, you and your veterinarian should discuss ways to eliminate stress from your cat, up to including prescription medication for anxiety or nervousness.

For parasites, your vet will administer appropriate medications and will also recommend a regular parasite prevention treatment such as orally administered regular medicines or routine yearly shots. For more serious infections such as coccidia, giardia or parvovirus, your cat may need temporary veterinary hospitalization in order to stabilize their condition and treat with strong antibiotics. In any case of extreme diarrhea or dehydration, your veterinarian may administer IV fluids to help stabilize your cat while they undergo treatment.

Recovery of Blood in the Stool in Cats

Prognosis for a cat experiencing blood in its stool will depend on the underlying cause, but for most cases is excellent to good. In the case of severe infections, your veterinarian may choose to allow your cat to recover at their office where it can receive around the clock medical care. In many cases, blood in the stool will resolve shortly after treatment or altering of diet. If your cat has been diagnosed with sensitivities to types of food you should develop a plan to avoid accidental consumption of the irritating ingredients. 

For most cases of blood in the stool, your cat will heal with time and appropriate care and will have a normal happy and healthy lifespan.

Blood in the Stool Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Oliver
Domestic long hair
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody diar

Hi my 2 cats Oliver and Wally recently got neutered and I followed up with the pain medication given by the vet, about a week after Oliver started having bloody muscusy diarrhea, and he doesn’t show any other symptoms.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. Without examining Oliver, I'm not sure why he might have developed that diarrhea - sometimes the pain medications will cause GI effects but I suspect that was finished a few days ago. He may have eaten something that he wasn't supposed to, or may be having stress colitis. Since he was recently seen at your veterinarian, you may be able to call them and describe what you are seeing - they may want to see him to give treatment, or they may be able to prescribe medication without seeing him. I hope that he is okay.

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Charlie
American Shorthair
6 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loose Bowel Movements

My cat has very smelly loose stool with a little bit of bright red blood. She is 6yrs old. I've taken her to the vet over 8 times and they can't seem to figure out the problem. She's had blood tests, stool tests, trich tests, special allergy diets, the list goes on. She eats fine, doesn't act sick, but sometimes will poop outside the litter box. I'm not sure what else I can do, Maybe switch vets? Any ideas or suggestions?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. WIthout examining Charlie or knowing more about her condition and tests results, I'm not sure what might be happening with her, but it never hurts to get a 2nd opinion, especially if her problem just isn't resolving. Every veterinarian sees things with a different range of experiences, and another veterinarian might be able to find a solution for her. I hope that things go well for her.

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Pepper
Tortoiseshell
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Loose Bowel Movements
Loose Bowel Movements blood

My cat has loose stool with blood at the very end of her bowel movement just a small amount what can cause this? Otherwise eating and active. About 2 months ago she was treated for inflammation in her bladder.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
Small quantities of blood passed with stool may be due to colitis, infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, stress, constipation among other causes; you should keep an eye on Pepper’s stool for now but if there is no improvement or you notice other symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian. If you notice straining, you can add some plain canned pumpkin to the diet to help ease the passage of stool. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cameron
tabby
8 Years
Mild condition
-2 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool
Vomiting

I've been feeding my 8 year old make tabby cat fancy feast and he's been vomiting multiple times a day 3-5 times a day. Also, he has blood in his stool, is the canned food too harsh for his stomach?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
Fancy Feast is suitable for a cats and is manufactured by a well known company; if you are seeing vomiting and blood in the stool, it may be worth moving Cameron over to a sensitive diet to see if that would calm down her gastrointestinal tract. It may also be that there is something else happening here which may include parasites, foreign bodies, tumours, infections, colitis among other causes; if you see no improvement after a few days of a sensitive diet or the symptoms get worse visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mystic
Cat
13 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea outside litterbox
Bloody diarrhea
Lethargy
Vomiting

My boyfriend’s 13 year old spayed indoor cat has had bloody diarrhea for over a week now. She also now is vomiting for past two days, only twice however her food is same and his other 7 year old female cat is doing ok. I told him that multiple cats sharing litter is bad, if she is still sick but he won’t get help for cat. I’m left cleaning up cat diarrhea off carpet, it is beyond foul smelling & I’m recently diagnosed with a blood cancer so I am worried I’m exposing myself by cleaning his problems but I can’t watch cat suffer.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
There are various causes for foul smelling bloody diarrhoea, vomiting and lethargy which include infections, parasites, colitis, food intolerance, colitis, foreign objects, tumours among other causes. A visit to a Veterinarian is needed for treatment regardless, I cannot think of anything you can give at home which would be effective here. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Boots
Short hair tuxedo
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

BLOOD IN

My 6 mo old kitten has blood in his feces . He has had 2 treatments for worms. He's an inside kitten and is up to date on all his shots. At first it was after his bowel movement, today it was in his stool and looser than usual. I put a few drops of olive oil in his dry food to help him go easier. He meowed on day while he was going, his stool was hard. What could it be?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. Boots may be having this problem related to parasites, or a diet related problem. There are parasites that aren't treated by common dewormers, and your veterinarian can analyze a stool sample to make sure that he doesn't need a specific dewormer. He may benefit from a diet change, and your veterinarian can recommend an appropriate diet for him. I hope that he does well!

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Chloe
Domestic long hair
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Chloe (my cat) is 8 1/2 years old. I noticed traces of blood in her stool today and I am concerned. The stool was well formed rating around grade 2 on faecal chart I discovered on internet. What course of action do you recommend. Antibiotics or vet visit? Thanks for your time.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
Many times small traces of blood don’t require treatment unless there are other symptoms involved; the presence of blood on the stool may be due to straining, anal gland disorders, colitis, infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning among other causes. Keep an eye on Chloe’s bowel movements and ensure that she has recently been wormed; if you see no improvement or pain whilst defecating visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Remmy
tabby
4 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Soft stool
Watery eyes
Blood In Stool

What could it be if my kitten has soft poop and there is blood in his poop and I do not know if it is related but he has a runny nose and watery eyes.. He is only 4 and a half months old and don't know if this could be something serious

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. Kittens are prone to parasites, and respiratory infections, and he may be suffering from those problems. It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, have a stool sample checked for parasites, and have him treated with any medications that he might need. I hope that everything goes well for him!

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Mila
tabby
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Hi my cat has been having a very loose stool for the last week and the last couple of days I have noticed a slight bit of blood. We have tried feeding her just chicken but nothing seems to change. She also drink lots of water.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. Kittens are prone to parasites, intestinal infections, and infectious diseases, among other things. It would be best to have Mila seen by your veterinarian, and have a fecal test run to determine what might be causing the loose stool and get it resolved so that she doesn't continue to have blood in her stool. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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NIRVAN
INDIAN Domestic
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

stools with blood

My cat is almost 1 year old and he is suffering with stools for the past two weeks. when i checked his balls part of his body, i found some blood stains when he was cleaning them with his tongue. i took him to my near by vet. and i found his stools in kind of reddish orange liquid. I use to feed him Me-o Dry food and this moth i tried buying whiskas brand dry food. but he got this problem before i changed his food itself. but my cat is perfectly alright. he is active, he visits all his nature places, comes back home calling us with his meow voices, shares his love with us, eats his food, takes a good nap and he just follow the same cycle everyday. so what should i do to make him get cure from the stools and the blood? it'll be really helpful if i get a proper guide to solve his health problem. thanking you so much for your guide.

PRESCRIBED MEDICATION :
1) vet put an injection (i don't know the name)
2) levofloxacin hemihydrate and ornidazole oral solution (GRIPT I-N) Anti diarrhoeal oral solution - PRESCRIBED AFTER GIVING THE DEVOMING MEDICINE
3) Nemocid suspension medicine was prescribed by the doctor. medical shop didn't have that medicine and he gave ALBENDAZOLE SUSPENSION instead of the precribed medicine. is it safe to treat my cat with the above mentioned two medicines?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. I hope that the medications that your veterinarian prescribed help to clear up Nirvan's bloody stool. Without seeing him, I can't comment on what might be causing his signs, but parasites are a common cause for that condition, and your veterinarian seems to have treated him for common parasites. I'm not sure of the dosages for those medications that were prescribed, so it would be a good idea to check with your veterinarian if you are not sure of the dosages, and to make sure that Albendazole is an acceptable alternative to Nemocid, just in case there is something that they wanted that isn't covered by that substitution. I hope that he recovers well!

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Simone
tabby
3 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I adopted a female cat. She is approx 3 years old now. I was told she had parvo virus but was treated. I have been giving her Hills food and water only, no human food at all. Her stool is still soft but not runny and has small amounts of blood. Should I treat her for worms again? Or parvo virus?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
There are many different causes for the presence of blood in the stool, if there is a history of infections you should see your Veterinarian for a checkup. If Simone hasn’t been recently wormed, you should do so (and regularly) with an effective anthelmintic. Other causes may be due to foreign objects, poisoning, food sensitivity, colitis among other causes so it is always best to get her checked over. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.cats.org.uk/uploads/documents/cat-care-leaflets-2013/VG05_Feline_Parvovirus_(FPV).pdf

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Max
Siamese
9 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in feces
Soft poop,

I just adopted a 9 week old kitten and his poop has been soft. Not quite diarrhea, but it isn't solid. Today he pooped outside of his litter box and when I cleaned it up I noticed red in it, what I would assume to be blood. I was wondering what the possibility could be? What would the price be to go to a vet and get medication? Are worms a possibility causing this? Or could it be because he is in a new environment?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. Parasites are quite common in kittens, and can cause soft stool and blood in the stool. Max should be seen by your veterinarian to check his fecal sample, as well as his general health, and your veterinarian can prescribe a dewormer if needed. Costs vary by region and city, so it would be best to make a couple of phone calls and find a clinic tht works for you. I hope everything goes well for Max.

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Snowball
Russian Blue
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Blood In Stool

I took my kitty to the vet 3 weeks ago for bloody stool. They treated her with fluids (because she also had a fever) antibiotics and steroids. She did great until yesterday. I can't afford another vet bill. Help!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, without knowing more about her history, why she had bloody stool, or her general health, I can't offer any advice on what to do for her now. Since your veterinarian saw her for the problem previously, you may be able to call, let them know that it is happening again, and see if there is a treatment that they can recommend. If she had a systemic disease, they may need to see her again to assess for fever, dehydration, or general illness. I hope that she is okay.

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Mittens
Tabby Cat
8 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood mucus in stool

My 8-9 month old kitten had blood in her stool yesterday. We had a 2 month old kitten visit our house 4 days ago and she was mad. We also took her yesterday to my moms for Christmas with us where there is a dog and she was very uncomfortable there. She pooped with the blood at my moms house. We kept an eye on her and she has been eating drinking and being her self. Today she pooped with a tiny bit of blood, less than the amount yesterday. Is this stress related or should we take her in to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. The blood in her diarrhea may be due to stress. If she stops eating, gets diarrhea, or vomiting, or seems lethargic, she should be seen by her veterinarian. Since it seems to be improving and she seems normal otherwise, you should be okay to monitor her stools. If the blood continues tomorrow, she should be seen. Since I can't examine her, I can't diagnose her with anything, but it may resolve over 24 hours with a normal schedule resumed. I hope that she is okay.

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Sassy
Calico
6 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Sassy has been having very slight coughing fits for the past few days. I attributed it to hair balls and have been giving her the gel for it. She also had surgery at the beginning of last week. Her stools have been regular but tonight I found a very slight trace of blood in her stool. It was formed and held together. Hard towards one end but not loose. She is eating and drinking normally and playing. She’s been more calm as I’m sick and she likes to stay beside me when I don’t feel well. Oh and I left my vegetable soup out today and she ate a little bit of it. I normally do not allow her to eat any human food at all.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
If Sassy is being her usual self I would keep an eye out for any other symptoms and signs of pain whilst defecating; infections, diet, colitis, parasites, foreign objects, stress among other causes may lead to blood in the stool. Human food can be dangerous for a cat since many seasonings, onion, garlic and other ingredients are toxic to cats. You should ensure that Sassy is up to date on worming (using an effective anthelmintic) and that she is eating a good quality cat food. If the blood becomes more regular or you notice any other worrying symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Max
Maine Coon
4 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

We just noticed some traces of red and slimy blood in our cats stool. He has been acting normal other than pooping in the bath tub for several days. He does not seem to be in pain or acting differently otherwise. This stool is the first time we've seen any blood. We did change his food a week ago. Same brand but new formula. Do we need to take him in right away or can we wait a day or so?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for contacting us about Max. Typically, if cats are eating and drinking and not vomiting and acting playful, that doesn't sound like an emergency, and should be fine to wait a day or two to be seen, as long as the small amount of blood doesn't increase dramatically. He should be seen in the next day or two, though, as he may have colitis and need to be treated for that. It may have been the food change, parasites, food intolerance, or intestinal infection, among other things. If he deteriorates at all, he should be seen sooner.

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Pidgey
TORTOISE shell
4 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Lethargy
Blood In Stool
Sneezing

Hello,

Our cat, Pidgey, has been acting strange the last 2-3 days. She has been more lethargic than normal, and she has been sneezing or coughing on and off which is unusual. There is no discharge or inflammation around her nose or mouth. She seems to be eating and pooping often enough, but when I cleaned her litter box tonight there was one piece of feces that looked smooth, hard, and much darker than the others. This piece had some christmas tinsel strung inside of it, so I see she has been eating some of our christmas decorations. I don’t know if her sneezing and lethargy are related to the stool issue or if they are something else. I took down any decorations she might be able to get into and plan to watch her stool over the next couple of days. Any sign of more blood and we are going to the vet. On top of this she had one night of vomitting about a week ago. This wasnt long after we gave her wet food for the first time, so maybe that didnt agree with her? I cant help thinking all of these symptoms are related, but I haven’t found an answer that fully explains her condition. Maybe she has a reapiratory infection and a bowel obstruction at the same time??? Any input is appreciated.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
484 Recommendations
Thank you for contacting us about Pidgey. Viral infections in cats can be triggered by stress, and if she ate decorations and her body is having difficulty passing those, she is under physiologic stress. That may be why she is sneezing. It sounds like it would be a good idea to take her in to see your veterinarian and have her examined to make sure that she wouldn't benefit from antibiotics and that her abdomen feels normal. That is a lot for a cat to deal with at once, and your veterinarian may be able to offer some guidance.

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Muko
tabby
7 Years
Mild condition
-1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Moist stool

My cat has Waltham grade 3 stool (moist, losing form) with slight blood the past two days. We changed his food a while back but have changed back at least a week or more ago. He doesnt seem to be acting any differently. Should I be worried enough to get him to the get and pay that bill? Or is he most likely fine? I thought it could be the food change, but he's been back on his old food for a good while now, so I feel like that wouldnt be it. He's 7, eats a lot, and has always drank tons of water. Ive never needed to take him to the vet. (We're not really a "vet" family.) I dont have money to spend on vet services unnecessarily. Be honest. What can I look for to determine if this stool change is serious?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
A little bit of blood in the stool may be caused by a few different things which include infections, parasites, foreign objects, tumours, anal gland disorders, colitis among other causes; I would keep an eye on the stool and ensure that Muko is receiving a regular anthelmintic. You should take him into your Veterinarian if you see large quantities of blood, signs of abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite or anything else concerning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baby
Chantilly-Tiffany
9 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepiness
lack of appetite
Blood In Stool

Medication Used

Prednisolone

My cat has been diagnosed with high grade lymphoma for about a week now. She was immediately put on a liquid version of predisolone to help increase her blood count and help her into remission. Taking medicine has been very stressful for her. Two days ago, I began to give her ES Clear and Cannapet Oil in her food to further help along with the prescribed medication. She’s eaten it without hesitation the past two nights but today she’s been sleeping all day and not acting like her usual self, then suddenly refusing to eat. Yesterday she was having trouble with diarrhea, soft stool, not fully liquid, and today the same thing except now there is dark blood (burgundy) in it. I’m not sure if this is due to the predisolone, the natural supplements, the stress of taking medication, or if the lymphoma is just getting worse?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
If you are seeing blood in the stool, you should return immediately back to your Veterinarian for reevaluation; I am not so familiar with the supplements or any negative effects they may have on health, I don’t think that the prednisolone is causing the bleeding. Without more information, I cannot guide you and I certainly cannot give you any at home recommendation for something this severe. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bob
Cross
3 years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

blood on stool

I took my 3 year old rescue cat for his 2nd vaccination last Friday, he was quite ill over the weekend sneezing, sick twice and diarrhoea. He is back to normal now he eats like a dog, but have noticed some blood on his poo since his vaccination on 2 occasions. We have had Bob for just over a week now and he had no blood at all in his poo before his vaccination. Do you think it could be the vaccination, New food or stress. Thanks for any advice you can give.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
There are various causes for blood in the faeces and it may be just an intermittent problem, if there are large amounts of blood I would return to your Veterinarian; blood in the faeces may be caused by infections, parasites, colitis, foreign objects, poisoning, stress among other causes. Keep an eye on Bob and look for signs of pain whilst defecating or any other symptom which may be concerning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chukko
Persian
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My tom cat who is 5 years old has blood in his stool. I noticed it 2 weeks back. Took him to a vet, he treated him but still I can see blood. What should I do? He is physically healthy and eating habits are good, drinking water as usual. He is having Nutra Gold.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
There are various causes for blood in the stool including infections, parasites, foreign objects, colitis among other issues; if there is still blood in the stool I would suggest another examination by your Veterinarian to be on the safe side as we need to get this resolved and nipped in the bud. Make sure that Chukko is up to date on worming, flea & tick etc… Also try feeding a restricted ingredient diet in case his diet is the cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Walnut
DOMESTIC
17 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool
foreign object

My cat has a bloody stool since 2 days ago. 3 weeks ago, he ate the entire snack wrapper when I wasn't looking, chewed them up and swallowed it (I could only find parts). I went to the Vet because he was vomiting 2x/day after that, and last time he vomited with a little snack wrapper. Vet took 2 x-rays and found nothing wrong/nothing was in there so he was given some stomach reliever for that. He was fine afterwards but then my friend came over and recently gave him a lot of chicken breast snack for cats. 2 days ago, he vomited again with multiple wrapper parts. That night I saw a blood on the bed and found out it was from his stool. I watched him but he didn't vomit since then, but he did have another bloody stool today (hint of blood in the stool and some on his anus). The stools are keeping their form and not really watery. He eats fine, plays fine, and drinks fine. What could be the reason for this? And what kind of treatment would he need for whatever condition he has? Thank you very much.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
The wrapper may still be working its way through the gastrointestinal tract and it may have caused some irritation to the colon on the way through causing colitis which would explain a little blood in the stool. Other causes may be due to the food (chicken breast), parasites, infections, other foreign bodies among other issues. If Walnut is otherwise in good health, I would keep a close eye on him and make sure that he doesn’t get any other wrappers or nonfood items. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dracula
Cat
4.5 years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

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Blood In Stool

Noticed blood in cat's stool - bright red, looks shiny/mucous-y.

Last time it was noted was during a very stressful car ride to our new home, and one car ride prior to that as well. (He gets motion sick, and essentially loses bowel control when in a car).

We've now lived here a month - and when I got home today I noticed blood in his stool again - he left it uncovered on top of his litter, not sure if that's because I interrupted him when I got home or if he's trying to tell me something.

Otherwise his behaviour is normal - he's playful, energetic, cuddly, and eating all of his food and drinking water as per usual.

Food:
1:2 ratio of Science Diet / Whiskas Dry - 1/3 cup before bed
Whiskas 'perfect portions' paté, one portion first thing in the morning.
He may be drinking a slightly smaller quantity of water, but not noticeably so.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
This may be caused by a few possible causes which includes colitis, infections, stress, parasites, foreign objects, anal gland issues among other causes. Is there anything stressful occurring in your home at the moment that Dracula may be picking up on? You should definitely visit your Veterinarian to take a look at Dracula to determine the underlying cause so that it can be treated effectively. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rizzo
Chartreux
16 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

I noticed blood almost mucus consistency in his poo just at the very end of it. Other than the blood the consistency size, color, frequency all appear to be the same. He has always had a harder firm stool. He drinks plenty of water. The blood is dark on the outside so much so I almost didn't notice but I don't know how long before he had gone. And when I pick it up the mucus almost exploded in a way and the blood on the inside was bright red. He has thrown up a few times but I did recently change his food and other than the blood he seems to be behaving the same and as active as always.He doesn't seem to be in pain. I don't think I should be overly concerned as long as it resolves itself soon but I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help to relieve it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1988 Recommendations
Sudden dietary changes may cause colitis which may result in mucus and blood in the stool; if Rizzo is otherwise in good spirits I would recommend that you increase fibre intake a little with some plain canned pumpkin and keep an eye on his bowel movements, if the blood and mucus don’t clear up over the weekend you should pop into your Veterinarian as some medication may help calm things down. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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