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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

Miracle
Domestic Long-Hair
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

vomiting, pooping blood

Hello, my cat has been trying to poop but when she does, some clear liquid along with blood is the only thing that comes out. I feel of her stomach and it’s not hard like she has to poop at all. She’s thrown up all over the house and now my room and has been hiding all night under my bed. When she attempted to poop again, only succeeding in liquids, she paused doing that to begin vomiting. The vomit was clear and obviously bile so she had nothing else to throw up. Previously the vomit was some clear color mixed with brown and this is why: we recently gave her 9 lives heavy gravy beefy chunks wet food and I’m thinking it’s too rich for her? It was sudden that she had it while she commonly eats hard food. I think that’s the problem but I don’t know. She’s drank some water but won’t touch hard food right now, can you please help me? Will she be okay until monday? Is this something severe?

Get to the Vet she may have obstipation which is worse than constipation, complete inaction, only liquid can pass, blood from straining, vomiting is from straining to go very dangerous Get her to a Vet now... they need to do x rays of abdomen may need to sedate, keep in hospital for IV dehydration, ENEMA...if she has mega colon it is a progressive illness that will be treated daily in order to make sure she can poop. Go NOW !!!

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Lina
domestic medium hair
6 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Smelly poop
Smelly poop blood in poop

I just adopted Lina yesterday and she seems to be fine as far as her energy, and is pretty social for a 6 week old, but yesterday she went tothet bathroom and left me a surprise on the carpet, this was my fault not hers. The car litter was downstairs while she was upstairs so I moved it upstairs and she is using it just fine. However, her pop was not running more sticky and a lot, I have a cat and he never ever pooped that much and I noticed it had some blood at the very top of it and only there. Today when did not pop as much but it had the same consistancy and the blood on time as well. I read that it could be just the change and adjusting to the food but I would like to know if I should take her to the veterinarians or wait a few days to see if anything changes?

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Luna Lovegood
Russian Blue
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

We just adopted our 4 month old girl Luna. She has sutures on her tummy from being spayed. And she got a set of shots just before she came home. This is our first day home and she has pooped a few times, peed, eating and drinking. She’s loving and playful and so great. I found red blood on one of her bowel movements. They seem a little big, but not too hard. I’m worried about her and possibly bleeding internally.

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Sophia
Long hair domestic
8 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny poop with lots of red blood

I just got my 8 wk old female kitten yesterday. She is playful and eats good also drinks. She was fixed a few days ago. They told me she would be healed in 10 days. Now last nite she had a cup worth of diarea and half of it was bloody and mucus. Is she ok or no

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Simba
Calico
6 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloating
Vaginal Discharge

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

My 6 yr old cat was diagnosed with vaginititis after bloating and a greenish mucus discharge and put on clavamox, her bowel movements have been loose and are now a burnt orangish color(similar to food color) should we take her back to vet?

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Nemo
Domestic longhaired
5 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Soft stool
Bloody mucus in stool
Blood In Stool

I just noticed his poop has bloody mucus on it. I also noticed just a pile of bloody mucus that had no poop. I took him to the vet 2 weeks ago for a laceration near his tail area. Another vet bill isn’t something that I can afford. He has food sensitivity so I have him on Natural Balance. I usually buy Salmon, but accidentally bought Duck this last time. Is this brand of food possibly causing it? Is it possibly the flavor change? I also got all 3 of my cats dewormed in July, so I don’t think it would be worms. One of my cats vomited their food whole within the last week. He’s usually the one, which I thought was because food sensitivity. Since switching to Natural Balance though he doesn’t vomit usually.

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Casper
Wild
6 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Blood In Stool

I just adopted a 6 month old kitten, i don’t believe he has had any of his shots or has been neutered. Since he’s been here he has ate and drank non-stop he has diarrhea and the last time he went to the bathroom there was bright red blood in his stool. Is this a major concern?

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Amelia Piper
Domestic shorthair
7 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool
Meowing excessively, blood in stool
Meowing excessively,

A morning after I brought my 7 month kitten home from a boarding facility, she had a blood on her stool. The blood came out on the last drop of the poop. She is also talkative more than ever.

Did you ever find out what was wrong?

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Willow
Tortise Shell
2 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

blood on stool
Blood In Stool

I have a long hair tortoisshell kitten about 2 monthsold. She seems to be getting skinier the past weeks. Her gums look slightly less pink than my other cats. And she has pooped a bright red blood. Any insight?

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Jewell
tabby
12 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Kitten 12 weeks, has had over the course of last Thursday puking yellowish color, then two days of severe loose bowels, barely eating. Better now however, has bloody mucus in stool and can't make it to the litter box!

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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
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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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Patrick
Ragdoll
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat has occasional blood in his stool. It does not occur daily, and he is otherwise completely healthy. I just recently moved, so I think it may be related to stress. Is this an issue for which I should take him immediately to the vet, or is there a type of food or supplement I should try for him?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Blood in the stool is typically a reason to see a veterinarian. If this problem doesn't clear up for Patrick over the next 24 hours, it would be a good idea to have him seen by your veterinarian, as they will be able to determine if he has a problem or needs medication. I hope that all goes well for him.

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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Dracula
Cat
4.5 years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

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
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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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Walnut
DOMESTIC
17 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
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
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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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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
3317 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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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
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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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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
1607 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
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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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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
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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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Oso
Short black hair
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

I had just noticed that my cats stool very smelly and is very light colored and not hard at all super soft but not runny. There was a small amount of mucus and a drop of blood. I do have two cats but it looks like they or one has been pooping more often maybe twice a day. I just recently have been letting them eat a giant bowl of cat grass that I have. Can that be the problem. I got blood work done a few months ago on the cat that just had the blood in his stool and they said everything was fine but now I’m nevous. Could it be the cat grass? Possibly too much of it or should I take him into the vet? I also leave food out for them to eat all day long should I not do that?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There many be many possible causes for the change in consistency of faeces giving a change of colour, mucus or blood; these may include sudden dietary changes, poisoning, stress, infections, parasites among other causes. Keep an eye on Oso and take away the cat grass for now, if there is no improvement or the issue gets worse you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Eir
Ragdoll
8 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My kitten started pooping blood while I was at work, it was a small amount and the pop was very watery and may have had mucus in it, I'm very worried for her health.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are very prone to parasites, and commonly develop diarrhea due to those parasites. Since I can't see Eir, I'm not sure what might be going on with her, but it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can look at her, test a stool sample, and give her any therapy that she may need.

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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
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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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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
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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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Cameron
tabby
8 Years
Mild condition
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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
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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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Precious
short hair
8 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Bloody in poop

My cat was fixed about 2 weeks ago and she was started on antibiotics almost 1 week ago and she had some blood on her anus yesterday and today she had some blood in the mielse of her poop

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure what medications Precious is on, or how long she has been having problems, but if she is continuing to have blood in her stool, she should be rechecked by your veterinarian. Cats can have parasites, stress colitis, or food intolerances, and she may need further treatment. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Remmy
tabby
4 Months
Fair condition
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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
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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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Chloe
Domestic long hair
8 Years
Fair condition
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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
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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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Ozzy
Mix
1 Year
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat is now 1 1/2 years old. He has always had some blood in is stool since we adopted him at a kitten with giardia. He was treated for giardia and has had subsequent blood tests showing showing he is parasite free and otherwise healthy. He has grown at a regular rate, eats, drinks, and goes to the bathroom regularly. Everything about him medicated he is healthy, but he still has blood in his stool. Not a lot, just a couple of drops when he poops. Can he be healthy and still have a little blood in his stool?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for blood in the stool which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, dietary intolerance, stress, tumours among other causes; some cats will have more episodes and blood than others. Without examining Ozzy I cannot rule out any medical causes, however if he is otherwise healthy keep an eye on him and bring it up with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Boots
Short hair tuxedo
6 Months
Moderate condition
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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
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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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Mystic
Cat
13 Years
Serious condition
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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
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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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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
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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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Charlie
American Shorthair
6 Years
Moderate condition
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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
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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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Oliver
Domestic long hair
1 Year
Mild condition
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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
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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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Wyborn
American Shorthair
1 Year
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Soft stool
Blood In Stool
Mucus in stool

Hey there ! My kitty has usually very normal poops. Yesterday we moved to a new house. He's been a little stressed and nervous getting to know his new surrounding. His first poop was fine, his newest poop is coated in mucus and some blood. He has been in perfect health until this mornings poop. Could this just be the stress from moving? If it continues happening, how long should i wait until i bring him to a vet?
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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It does sound like this is stress related, cats are creatures of habit and the stress of the move may be causing this issue; keep an eye on Wyborn and the faeces to see if there is any improvement over the weekend. If there is a loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhoea or any other concerning symptom, visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chottu
Donno
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Not eating, weak,

Medication Used

Nothing

My cat stool looks red and having diarrhea now it's red too. Wat to do. It's been 2 days. Stool amount is less. He is peeing drinking Water but not eating not sleeping too. He is nt coming near to ur. He hides himself below our beds but he did peeing and pooping in our bed

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It sounds like Chottu may be having some bowel problems. There can be many causes for that, and it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian to see what might be going on if he isn't eating. They'll be able to look at him, determine what might be going on, and see what treatment he needs.

Our cat gets a steroid shot every month due to a tumor in her lung. After each shot, she has diarrhea for a couple of days. This time, the diarrhea has been bloody for each bowel movement. It was normal and solid until today. She’s acting normally otherwise- eating drinking and being herself. Should we be concerned? Every other time, the diarrhea has been only lasting a couple days. We are just concerned now because of the blood. Thanks!

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Sklyer
tabby
16 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My 16 year old cat has blood in his stool. It is not happening consistently every day. Sometimes he defecates outside of his box. He eats well. However, he is very thin. We have had him to the vet and there were no signs of parasites. The only thing they found was his potassium was low and he was treated for that. Other than the things I have mentioned he seems fine. If the vet did any other testing, he would have to be sedated because he is not cooperative at the vet. I really hate to put him through that. I do not want him to suffer in any way. Could this be cancer? Any suggestions?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without knowing more about Skyler and his health status, I can't comment on what might be going on with him. Sometimes, older cats need a little help with digestion, and he may need to be on an easily digestible food - I'm not sure what he is eating now, but it may help to change his diet to a GI prescription food and see if that helps with his bowel movements. Your veterinarian can recommend one that they carry. I hope that helps with his problems.

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Festiva
Tortis shell
10 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I have a 10 year old female cat fixed, she has been having a median amount of blood in her stool for the past week or so, today it was a little darker color, she seems to be in no pain when passing stool, her stool is not runny and seams
To be normal

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. There may be a few things going on. As cats age, they often need a more digestible diet, and that may be causing these problem. She may have a problem with her anal glands that needs to be resolved. She may have intestinal parasites causing the blood in her stool. It would be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian, as this seems to be a continuing problem, as they can examine her, determine what might be going on, and give her any treatment that might be needed. I hope that Festiva does well!

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Beau
Ragdoll
5 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bright red blood drops in litter pan
Loose Bowel Movements

I have a female 5 month old rag doll, shes in great health, very active, eating and drinking plenty. However i noticed a few drops of bright red blood in her litter pan, and some occasional diarrhea. I did just changed her diet but should i be worried if something else

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This could just be a little irritation from changing her diet, if there is a small quantity of blood you should keep an eye on it and be on the lookout for other symptoms; straining to defecate (constipation), infections, parasites, food intolerance, poisoning, foreign objects, colitis among other causes may lead to blood in the stool. If beau is straining to defecate, add a little plain canned pumpkin to her diet and also ensure she is up to date on worming etc… if there is no improvement during the week pop into your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Eliza
Tortoise
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loose Bowel Movements
Recent surgery
Blood In Stool

My kittens, a girl and a boy, got spayed about two weeks ago. They were twins so we didn’t want to keep them away from eachother for too long. Last night was the first night that we let them out together all night. We heard them running and playing and neither cried or called out in any way. This morning we think the girl had a bloody bowel movement. We aren’t entirely sure which one did but both are acting happy and as joyful as ever. They are both purring and playful. I’m worried about them.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for blood stool which may include infections, parasites, food intolerance, stress, colitis, foreign objects among other causes; a single bloody stool is concerning but you should keep an eye on the stool and try to determine which one it came from, if there are other bloody stools you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Miller
tabby
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat has blood in his poop. We recently just got a kitten and don’t want her to be the problem. I was just wondering what it could be with our cat and how can we treat it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for blood in the faeces and the stress of bringing a new kitten into the home may cause various symptoms including blood in the faeces; however other causes may include infections, parasites among other causes. If there are no other symptoms at this time, I would keep an eye on Miller but if the blood continues to be present or any other symptoms present I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buddi
tabby
17 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fresh red blood on stools

My 17 yo (indoor only) cat has fresh red blood on the outer part of his stools. What are the different diagnosis given hypothetically. He has diabetes that is controlled with 1 unit of insulin. He eats a very high protein, low carb holistic wet cat food only. He went into remission once. He seams to act healthy for 17; people that meet him are surprised that he is 17.
I have taken him to the vet. He has had a $700 ultrasound and nothing was found. Now they are suggesting a colonoscopy, I think minimum $1200.00, not including blood tests and checkup ect. He also has had all his posterior teeth pulled (+1 fang). He still has anteriors = $1500.00 . The vet told me that my other 17 yo (also in great shape and spirits) female cat had a heart murmur even though ~5 other vets did not find this after diagnosing. I was advised to get an EKG before having her teeth pulled. I have had some bad luck feeling like I've been taken advantage of by some of the these vet's I've taken them to. These are not the only issues that I've had. I take very good care of my baby's. I don't have that kind of money. I also read that it could be just an intestinal infection that antibiotics could cure. Thanks ahead of time for your expert opinion.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The presence of fresh blood on the stool may be indicative of a variety of conditions however we know that since the blood is not digested the blood originates from the lower gastrointestinal tract since it isn’t digested (black and tarry); possible diagnoses may include infections, parasites, colitis, foreign objects, chronic poisoning, tumour (most likely would have been detected will prior testing), dietary intolerance among others. If Buddi is otherwise in good spirits for a 17 year old cat, I would keep a close eye on him and look into getting a sample of faeces checked for the usual suspects (bacteria, parasites etc…). Regards Dr Callum Turner DV

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Belle
tabby
13 Years
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I have a 13 year old cat. Recently she has been taking more trips to the litter box. I saw she has blood in her stool. She’s not eating as much as she used to.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for the presence of blood in the faeces which may include stress, infections, parasites, tumours, colitis, dietary intolerance, poisoning among other causes; keep an eye on the blood and if there is no improvement or it gets worse visit your Veterinarian after the weekend. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cheeto
short hair
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Should I be worried if there’s slight blood in the feces, I just adopted him Thursday and he’s been eating the same food as the place I got him from. But this is also the first time he’s pooped since then. Should I be worried ?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Blood in the stool can be caused by parasites or stress. Since you just adopted Cheeto, either of those things may be happening. If he is doing well otherwise, it may be okay to monitor him for improvement. If he is not eating, or is not feeling well, it might be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian.

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Oli
Domestic shorthair
10 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

We got a 3 month old kitten in October. He has had lose poopsfor awhile now. We thought it was because of switching his foods. He was going outside of his box, but we upped the cleaning schedule and he has since stopped. He seems to be alright as long as we give him a pumpkin, rice and ground chicken mixture hat I have been making everyday. His stools aren’t completely solid logs but they are a more solid shape. I have noticed a bit of bright red blood in his stools when they are very lose, but it’s hard to tell as he covers them in box. Today he left a very large and loose stool outside of his box that had about a teaspoon of blood in it. I caught him licking an empty l ice cream bowl yesterday so this may have had something to do with it. He is otherwise completely fine. He’s still very active and eating and drinking a normal amount. Our other cat has no symptoms and has normal bowl movements

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Apart from the pumpkin, rice and ground chicken mixture you should be ensuring that Oli is receiving a balanced nutritious diet appropriate for age, weight and breed. There are various causes for blood in the stool which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, colitis, poisoning among other causes; you should monitor his faeces but if the blood becomes a constant issue you should discuss with your Veterinarian to have some tests done to ensure it isn’t more serious. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Merry
mixed
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Green poo
Blood In Stool

Kitten is only about four months old but has recently started having green poo with a trace of blood at where it looks like the end of the pooping process. He doesn’t seem to have any other symptoms. What could cause this in a kitten?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Green faeces may be due to excess bile, consumption of grass (or other things which may turn faeces green), infections among other causes; make sure that Merry has been recently wormed and is not eating anything else apart from her regular food, it may be a good idea to keep her indoors and monitor her for a while to see if there are any changes to the faecal colour. If there are no improvements, visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Frankie
Medium hair domestic
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stools, urinating inside

My 1yo cat has had small amounts of blood at the end of her stools, off and on for the past 2 months. Sometimes she will poo outside her litter box (on the paving in her enclosure), and has also done so in our bathroom. No appetite changes, drinking as per normal, doesn’t seem constipated or to have diarrhoea, we don’t have any new pets or changes at home to add any stress. She has recently (the past week) started feequently urinating around the house - on clothes, in the wardrobe. I changed her diet to grain free wet and dry food and tuna tins. It seems to have lessened the bloody stools, but not the urination problem. Any suggestions? I’m freaking out as I had to euthanise a previous young cat who had leukaemia, cost us almost $7,000 to get an official diagnosis! Please help.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Frankie is trying to tell you something with her behavior, whether she is having a problem with her bowels, or her urinary tract. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian to have both evaluated, as they will be able to examine her, determine what might be going on, and resolve the problem so that she is able to urinate and defecate without any problems. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Pickles
American Shorthair
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lessened activity
Softer stool
Stinky poop
Blood near anus

I have a two and a half year old cat and a 5 month old kitten. We recently got the kitten, but she had a clean bill of health when we adopted her. Pickles, the older cat, had been to the vet right before we got the kitten for his two year checkup. Recently, he has been having very stinky poops and today he had a bit stuck to his anus. When I gently pulled it off, I noticed some blood spots, like tiny wounds near his anus. It’s hard to tell if he might be having softer stools lately, too, since they both use both litter boxes. There has been no change in diet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Pickles may have a little bit of stress due to the new kitten and if faeces is getting stuck around the anus is may cause severe irritation; you should clip the fur around the anus and bathe the area with a dilute antiseptic after each defecation and apply Neosporin. If there is no improvement over the next few days, you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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guss
scottish fold lynks mix
2 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood coming from a hole

We have a two week old kitten that has been constipated we recently changed his diet to include some goats milk and we have noticed today he has small drops of blood coming from his A hole.. is this OK?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The blood may be from the constipation or from the goat’s milk, goat’s milk is generally well tolerated in cats but may cause some irritation to the sensitive gastrointestinal tract of a kitten. A kitten milk replacer should be considered instead of goat’s milk as this would be more balanced for Guss’ needs. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bart
tabby
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Cat is pooping level 5 on fecal chart poops and has had blood on top and side, just now he pooped that same level but there’s a tiny pool of blood about the side of a thumb nail on the outer edge of the poo. He has been pooping slight blood for almost 2 weeks but just now pooped out the little more than usual, he is eating and not behaving differently.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for fresh blood in the stool which may include infections, parasites, poisoning, stress, dietary issues among other causes; you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and a faecal floatation test to check for signs of parasites. Without examining Bart myself, I cannot give you any specific advice or recommend any medication. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jigurda
Mixed Persian and Siberian
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Medication Used

metronidazole

Hello. My cat is ill almost a year. He is 7. He fell ill immediately after vaccination against rabies and panleukopenia. Blood in the stool when finishes. Colonoscopy showed hemorrhage in the large intestine. Analyzes on ljamblii pure or clean. There is no coronovirus. He was on a diet. Nothing helps. They gave antibiotics a month. How to give is stopped, again the blood. Help please identify what it is

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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These cases are difficult to manage, sometimes a case may be responsive to antibiotics but return soon after treatment is stopped; examining of faeces for signs of any pathogenic bacteria for culture and sensitivity may help identify a specific infection. If there is no progress, I would recommend visiting an Internal Medicine Specialist to help narrow down a diagnosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Autumn
Calico
2 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I just had a 2 month old kitten i asked the past owner what she used to eat and i have given her the same thing with wet food involve the first day my husband noticed she poop a little blood okay so i tried adding a little water on her food to just see where it goes 4 days she poop lightly blood to none then shes back to pooping blood again i wipe her butt i didnt see blood in it she was dewormed today and had a fecal test im worried so im looking on seeing vets for her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for the presence of blood in the stool which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, food intolerance among many other causes; you should see how the worming goes but a visit to your Veterinarian would be a good idea since this has been going on for a while. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Princess
I'm not sure
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Thirsty
Slimy stool
Blood In Stool

Today one of my cats pooped in the corner of my living room floor, which is unusual they always use the litter box. It had a really bad smell too it and there was quite a bit of blood in it. When I went to clean it up I also noticed that it was not solid, it was kinda slimy. She has had an increase in thirst, but other than that she seems fine. We got a new puppy about two weeks ago, and I think she is possible in heat. Can her being in heat be a reason why this has happened? Or is she stressed from another animal being around? Anything helps thank you!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Princess may be having this problem due to stress from the new puppy, or from being in heat, or she may have parasites that need to be treated. Since she seems to be having some troubles with her bowel movements, and you are seeing blood in the stool, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can check for parasites, assess her general health, and recommend any treatment that she might need. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Migos
Scottish Fold
3 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Thirsty
Thirsty Blood In Stool
Blood In Stool

Hello, my three-month-old kitten popped twice this afternoon with a little blood. He seems fine, eats regularly and plays a loot. Something I noticed is he drank more water than normal today. What can be the cause? Please help I am very worried about his health!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the stool may occur for a variety of different reasons including infections, parasites, food intolerance, foreign objects, stress among other causes; an increase in thirst may also have many possible causes including infections, hormonal conditions among other causes. You should keep an eye on Migos for the time being, but if the water consumption and blood in the stool continue you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Migos
Scottish Fold
3 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Thirsty
Thirsty Blood In Stool
Blood In Stool

Hello, my three-month-old kitten popped twice this afternoon with a little blood. He seems fine, eats regularly and plays a loot. Something I noticed is he drank more water than normal today. What can be the cause? Please help I am very worried about his health!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the stool may occur for a variety of different reasons including infections, parasites, food intolerance, foreign objects, stress among other causes; an increase in thirst may also have many possible causes including infections, hormonal conditions among other causes. You should keep an eye on Migos for the time being, but if the water consumption and blood in the stool continue you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lus
N/a
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat has been peeing a lot and not in his litter box and today he pooped and it was soft with blood and it was jelly like He's acting fine but I believe hat he's been bleeding for some time now as I find some blood spots on the floor here and there. Idk what to do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for blood in the stool which may include colitis, poisoning, infections, parasites, food sensitivity, foreign objects, gland disorders among other causes; the urination outside of the litter tray is also concerning and again may be due to a variety of different conditions. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side to ensure that there isn’t anything more serious going on. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiger
long hair
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Water intake has decreased
Active
He seems stressed but lethargic

Medication Used

For/parasites/upset/stomach/deworm

He was already treated for parasites, upset stomach, given good bacteria and deworming for tape and round worms. History of constent liquid diarrhea.
This morning he pooped a large amount of poop (lose like jelly). (Dog size poop) with bright red gooey blood. Kitten chow and rarely wet food. I do give him tiny yreat size human food like meats but only one or two treat size amounts and not every day.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Tiger may need further care for his intestinal tract to get it back to normal after having parasites. There are safe anti-diarrheal medications that your veterinarian can prescribe, and a GI diet and probiotics may help to get Tiger back to normal.

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Emo
Black cat
15 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Bathroom around house
Blood In Stool

After my cat Jewels died my other cat started not eating and losing weight. We just assumed it was because of Jewels passing. Then he started to go pee and poop around the house. After a bit he started eating again but he still wasn’t gaining any weight. If you pet him you feel bone. We started noticing blood in his stool as well. He secludes himself from everyone unless he comes out to eat. We have tried seeking answers but no one knows what is wrong with him.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Various different issues may be causing these symptoms which may include stress, age among other factors; without examining Emo I cannot say for certain what the specific cause is but stress is a common precipitating factor for colitis which may cause blood to appear in the faeces. It would be good to visit a Veterinarian to ensure that there isn’t anything more serious going on with Emo. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Two-Face
Domestic shorthair
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Soft stool
Blood In Stool

Cat has chronic soft stool but its not watery like diarrhea.Recently cat has stool accidents and has then right outside the litter box. Most recent accident had bloodhan stool. Cat does seem to strain when defecting, Ive noticed this in the mouth movements she does when passing stool. Cat has lost .5 lbs in past year but other than that no changes and seems relatively healthy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If the faeces is soft with blood and Two Face is having difficulty passing it you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination; tumours, anal gland problem among other causes may lead to similar symptoms. Without examining Two Face I cannot say what the specific cause is, but this isn’t something you should wait around to see if it improves itself. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Reggie
Cat
9 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My 9 week old kitten has bright red blood in his stool. I took him to the vet to get his stool tested and the results came back saying there is no bacteria or anything serious in his stool. His stool looks normal and he is energetic and playful as usual. It has been going on for about 4 days, and I have a feeling it could be stress?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for blood in the stool which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, dietary issues, stress among other causes; if no cause can be found, think about weaning Reggie over to a limited ingredient diet to see if there is any improvement in case it is related to diet otherwise monitor him to see if it improves over time. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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jack
Idk
2 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Blood in the stool

I just got a new kitten and him and my older cat both males didn't get along at first but now they are fine but the kitten has blood in the stool and has diarrhea

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are very commonly affected by parasites and GI disturbances. Since he is having the blood in his stool, it would be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him and look at a stool sample under the microscope for parasites.

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Syd
Orange tabby
6 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

blood in butt hole

Why is my cats anus look larger then normal and bloody? He is acting the same as normal but his anus is abnormal. He is an outdoor cat so not sure what he ate or if there is blood in his stool.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for a swollen anus which may include trauma, infection, anal gland issues, abscess, tumours among other causes; try to give Syd some plain canned pumpkin to make defecation easier and wipe around the anus with a chlorhexidine wipe regularly especially after defecation. You should visit your Veterinarian as well for an examination especially if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Simba
Long hair tabby
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool
skinny

My cat Simba has blood in his poo and seems to skinny but eats throughout the day. He acts normal plays like he's a kitten and doesn't act sick. The blood is bright red. What could be wrong?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Simba may have a problem with parasites, or rectal masses, or food intolerances. Since I cannot see him, it would be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they will be able to examine him, recommend any testing that may be necessary, and treat him for this problem.

Thenks for the advice. I was worried but now am oky

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Simon
Normal Breed (Malaysia)
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Weight Loss, Excreation problem

Hi.Since three weeks ago my cat become very sick until loss weight and can't move. Diarrhea and got blood in poop. Decreased appetite of food. I have seek veterinary help. The doctor give glucose, vtamin and parasite killer medicine. But the condition still continue. I am so worry. Seems my cat having difficulties in excreation of waste. May i know what is the problem...my cat become so thin.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I"m sorry that that is happening with Simon. Without seeing him, I'm afraid I can't shed much light on what might be going on with him, but if he is not improving, it would be best to let your veterinarian know so that they can see what other tests or treatments he may need. I hope that he is okay.

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Luna
9 Weeks
Fair condition
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I just got my kitten luna 10 days ago when i first got him he was throwing up alot and diarrhea but then that went away then he had dried skin behind his ears so much so it was making his fur fall out. Me nwver owning a cat before took advice from my boyfriend about putting a raw egg in his food. I did it he ate a small amount until i googled it and found out it was bad so i took the food right away. The next day he had blood and mucus in his stool. It went away and came back again today 4 days later. Hes only 9 weeks and i cant afford a vet at this time what should i do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the stool may be caused by a few different causes and isn’t completely uncommon in kittens especially after the stress of moving to a new environment, new diet etc… You should ensure that Luna is hydrated and eating well; monitor the faeces for signs of blood and ensure that Luna is wormed regularly with an effective anthelmintic. However, if blood continues to be present you should visit a Veterinarian regardless as there are many other causes for blood in the stool which would need to be narrowed down. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bitty
Unknown
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Tired
Vomiting

For the last month and a half maybe my cat has been off and on vomiting then about 3 weekd ago i noticed blood in the stool. The stool was almost tar like and then some days is mucus like with no blood. Its off and on with what type of stool. I've tried switching food a few times but nothing works. I can't afford to take her to the vets around me.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting and black tarry stools may be caused by a few different conditions which may include infections, parasites, poisoning, foreign objects, stress, colitis, dietary intolerance among other conditions; the symptoms are not specific for a single condition which is why it is important to visit a Veterinarian regardless, I understand that veterinary care be expensive but try to find a charity clinic or low cost clinic in your city to get a diagnosis. In the meantime ensure that Bitty is hydrated, eating a limited ingredient food and is otherwise in good health. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rat
Wild
6 Days
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool
Yellow stool with blood and muscus

I have been feeding a newborn kitten for 6 days by the formula for kitten (Nourilac) (1 milk, 4 water. Feeding 3ml every 2 hours). Also, I keep him always warm with hot water bottle under the cloths and diaper. He is very active, loud voice, strong and sucks milk very very well. But the only bad thing is his stool. It’s yellow and has muscus, also there was 1 time, mixed with red blood. Other times, mostly, the stool is yellow and abit loose.
Is it normal colour for newborn kitten’s stool? What should I do with this?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kitten stool can be more yellow and looser than older cats, and that might be normal. They can also have parasites that need to be treated and those may be causing problems. If the blood continues or you aren't sure if he is normal, having him examined by a veterinarian and taking a stool sample is never a bad idea.

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Charlie
British Shorthair
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool
Diarrhea

My 4 month old kitten has had diahrrea with blood in his poop three times in the past few weeks and the first time,i took him to the vet and they said he seemed fine but i should call and give them a sample if it happed again.Unfortunatly it happened again , so I took the sample in and they tested him. He was fine. It happened again today and i don’t know what to do? I’m really worried

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes of bloody diarrhoea in cats which may be due to infections, parasites, dietary issues, poisoning, colitis, stress among other causes; it is important to ensure that Charlie is fed an appropriate diet suitable for age and breed and that he is regularly treated with anthelmintics. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sunny
Rag doll
18 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Hi I have a 18 week old rag doll x Russian Blue boy and he has intermittent red blood in stools and some time not in stools but when I clean his bottom there is tiny amount of blood. I have seen vet who said to put him on a dry diet of good biscuits for sensitive gut which I did a month ago. He has 80 grams a day of Ivory Coat for kittens split o ever 3 meals. He loves it is energetic and lovely boy. We have also a 11 year old Australian Mist girl and they get on well although there is a lot of rough and tumble play and chasing. Because I clean his bottom after every toilet visit using organic baby wipes I am wondering if I am irritating his bottom?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A pet friendly wipe shouldn’t be irritating his anus, but try to use a cotton wool ball with a little warm water instead to see if there is any improvement; without examining the anus I cannot determine if it is irritated to the point of bleeding or not. If there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Miguel
domestic short hair
10 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool
Occasional crying
Swollen inner eyelid

We adopted a stray kitten (male, 10-12 weeks) last week. He was living in an area with at least 10 other stray cats. He got his first set of vaccinations Friday and his first dose of deworming medicine Saturday (yellow medicine) and revolution. He seems like a normal kitten, eating drinking and very active, but tonight I noticed bloody on the anus and in his latest stool. We have been changing his canned food a little so I was wondering if it is that or we should take him in for tests. His inner eye is also more red than normal on one side.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many reasons for blood to be present in the stool which may include infections, parasites, dietary changes, stress, colitis, medication side effects among many other causes; keep an eye on things but if the blood continues to be present it may be best to pop back to your Veterinarian to be on the safe side as I cannot determine the specific cause without an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cleo
Black short hair
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Strong smell of poop
Strong smell of pooo
Blood In Stool

Medication Used

Dewormer

Cat was at vet a month ago and got treated with a dewormer and is still pooping bloody runny diarrhea with a very strong smell! He goes back to ve Monday for check up but I'm confused why the wormer didn't work?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Cleo I cannot say for certain but it is possible that he is suffering from a protozoal infection or another type of infection; other causes may include dietary intolerance, stress among other causes. Many anthelmintics (dewormers) require a second dose as well. You should return to your Veterinarian and have a faecal floatation test done. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Henry
Manx
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My cat is almost a year 1/2 old. We recently moved and 2 older cats (5yrs old) moved in. The older cats eat a different food than the year old cat and they are free feeding. My year old cat has been having foul smelling poop with lots of blood, soft diarrhea like stool for close to 3 weeks to a month now. My thought was the different food but it’s lasted to long

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dietary issues and intolerance may be a cause for the gastrointestinal symptoms but stress of a new home and stress from older cats moving in may also have an effect on Henry. Without examining Henry and possible doing a faecal test I cannot say for certain, if the gastrointestinal upset has been going on for awhile now you should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Purridot and Mr. Meowniverse
Unknown
16 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stoo
Not eating as much

I have seen blood in one of my cats' stool a couple of times (I'm not sure which cat) and have noticed they aren't eating or drinking as much as they have been. I don't think they are being more lethargic but do think one has been going to the litter box a lot more than normal. Is this something to be concerned about? They ARE still eating and drinking. I've only had them a couple weeks, before they were outside cats.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It may be a good idea to have a stool sample examined for parasites, as that is a very common cause for these signs. You may be able to collect a few samples if you aren't able to tell which cat is producing which stool, and a veterinarian will be able to give you a better idea as to how they would like the sample collected.

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Blitzen
Himalayan
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing outside litter box
Blood In Stool

I rescued a 12 year old flame point himalylan who’s previous owner did very little care for him. His eyes drop like crazy and he loved peeing on the carpet. Thankfully we moved to a house without carpet but now he is pooping in the shower and I noticed blood in his stool. One time it was like a blood clot came out and the rest has been bright red. I had blood work done on him a couple months ago and everything was normal.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for the presence of blood in the stool which may include infections, parasites, poisoning, dietary intolerance, colitis, tumours, stress among other causes; without examining Blitzen I cannot say specifically what the underlying cause of the blood is however you should return to your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ollie
short hair
5 Days
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I will very occasionally find a drip of blood outside litter box. He had diarrhea caused by food change and vet said it was irritation but it has been about a month since he had diarrhea. It is about a drop or two of bright red blood with a little mucus. Otherwise he acts totally normal eating drinking and playing.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The presence of blood in the stool is always concerning, but small amounts may be due to colitis caused by dietary changes, infections, parasites, poisoning, stress, foreign objects among other causes; you should keep an eye on Ollie for the time being and check back in with your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Also, if there are the odd drops, ensure that the blood isn’t coming from the urinary tract which is a common mistake made by cat owners. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kit
domestic short hair
3 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool

My partner and I noticed our kitten had blood in one of his stools. He’s always had a little less firm stools but they are still formed. The next day he had it again but it was just a little bit at the end. We think it might be because he ate a hair tie a couple of weeks ago and the day after the initial bloody stool he threw up some hair tie bits. Otherwise he appears to be perfectly fine. He is eating normally, drinking, and as playful as ever.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If you know that Kit ate hair ties, the blood in his stool might be related to that. If he is bright and happy and otherwise normal, you may be okay to monitor him, just keep a close eye on him for any signs of vomiting, diarrhea, increasing amounts of blood in his stool, loss of appetite or lethargy. If he is doing any of those things, he should be seen by a veterinarian.

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Niah
short hair
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Red blood

Is a little blood on top of my cats diarrhea normal? She has been going to the bathroom in all the wrong places. She originally has been peeing and pooping inside the toilet now she pees wherever and poops in the tub. I thought she had a uti because when she has to go she would jump on the toilet and immediately jump down. I gave her meds for that. Today is that last day for the uti medicine. She also ate a LITTLE human food yesterday. (I don’t allow that, she got to it before I did) But I didn’t think anything because it wasn’t much. I have 2 cats and if it’s contagious I don’t want the 2ns to get sick too.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Niah or knowing what medications she has been on, I'm not sure whether her problem may be contagious or not. Some medications can cause GI upset, she may have an intestinal infection, or a partial foreign body. It would be best to have her seen by your veterinarian, as these problems don't seem to be improving. I hope that she is okay.

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Fiona
Cat
8 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stools occasionally

So I just now noticed probably a few hours ago that my baby kitten Fiona had a little blood on her but after she pooped. We just got her 5 days ago and she's 8 weeks old. I have an older cat who doesn't really get along with her, and a very different food menu for her now. Her poop isn't really hard, but it isn't really diareah yet either. And it's got a few small red marks from blood. Could it possibly be jist blood from straining and constipation from stress, the new home, and the new eating habits? She's been going normally. Maybe 4-5 times in the 5 days I've had her. And she's acting normal, playing and sleeping, eating and drinking like normal. My older cat who is a year and 3 months old had the same problem when I first got him, and he had diareaha for 3 months straight, with a lot of mucus and bloody stools from time to time and he's fine. What do I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Fiona is otherwise normal you should keep an eye on her for the time being, blood in the stool may be caused by a few different causes which may include stress, change in diet, poisoning, infections, parasites, foreign objects among many other causes; if there is no improvement or other symptoms present you should visit a Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Vivian
Maine Coon
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

It's not all the time, but I've been finding blood in my cats poop. Sometimes its mixed in, sometimes I find a blood drop outside her litter box or on the side of it. Her poop is normal color. Not black, just brown. Yes I'm concerned.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3317 Recommendations
Faecal blood is always concerning, however there are many causes for the presence of blood with some being more serious than others which may include colitis, infections, parasites, dietary intolerance, foreign objects, poisoning, tumours among other causes. Keep an eye on the bowel movements and look out for any other symptoms, if this continues you should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Socks
Domestic shorthai
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat recently has blood in his poop. Tests for parasites are negative. Vet says it's the food coloring and to switch to fuzzy cats. I'm about to. Still worried its bright red.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3317 Recommendations
The presence of blood in the stool may be attributable to a few different conditions which may include parasites, infections, colitis, poisoning, foreign objects, diet among other causes; switching diet may be useful and should be tried but if there is no improvement after a few weeks you should return for further examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Phoenix
Calico
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in stool , blood on floor

About a week and a 1/2 ago I noticed some small blood droplets from the bottom of my steps to the cat's litter Box. The literal was clean and I found very trace amounts of blood in the stool but I am concerned because there was a trail to the litter Box. Both my cats where taken to the vet, nothing appeared wrong . I now have found more blood . Not sure what to do . They are acting normal, nether one appears to be in any pain or discomfort. Is this something I should be concerned about ?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1607 Recommendations
I would be concerned, yes. It is good that they are acting normally, but you need to find out where the blood is coming from. If there is any way to confine and separate them temporarily, that might help to identify which cat is having a problem, and where it is coming from. I hope that they are okay!

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Avalon
dsh
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Cat pooped outside his box today. (He was accidently locked in a room without the box) Not a hard stool but not really diarrhea. Small amount of blood in stool. He has been eating the dogs food, could this be the cause? Or the rough houseplay between him amounted the dog? He is otherwise fine. Still playful and ornery

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Nalla
tabby
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Got my cat from spca. She came just neutered and still had to have come on for a couple days. She’s had a bit of blood in her stool ever since. Thought it was maybe just from the stitches and healing but it’s still continuing. I’ve had her for a couple weeks now.

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Jasper
tabby
11 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool
Defacation
Diahrea

My 11 week old kitten is having a bright reddish color blood in her liquidy stool. She has peed in two spots of the house and her sibling which we adopted at the same time frkm the same litter is hip to hip with her and he wont let her out of his sight. Even just walking around the house. She plays alot and eats and sleeps regularly but she pooped in the cat house and i noticed the blood. Any suggestions to help this issue or maybe how much she should be eating. She doesnt act as if anything is wrong. Please help me.

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