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What is Bleeding?

Cats can develop several different types of conditions related to bleeding. These conditions could be related to wounds on the skin or the bleeding may come from other body parts, possibly indicating further trauma is occurring internally. Some of the most common types of bleeding in cats include:

  • Bleeding from the anus
  • Bleeding from the ear
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Bleeding from the nose
  • Bleeding from wounds
  • Blood in the urine

Why Bleeding Occurs in Cats

Bleeding in cats can occur for many reasons. Knowing where the bleeding is coming from is one of the first steps in determining why the bleeding has started in the first place.

Bleeding from the Anus

Bleeding from the anus frequently signifies a serious disorder and veterinary professional should be consulted when this symptoms strikes. Possible causes of bleeding from the anus can include polyps or tumors of the colon or anus, abscess or infection of the anal gland, constipation, blood clotting disorders, or even certain types of poisoning. 

Bleeding from the Ear

Some of the conditions that may cause bleeding from the ear are serious whereas others are trivial. It depends on where on the ear the bleeding is coming from and the amount of the bleeding. Scratches or hematomas on the outer portion of the ear may require only minimal treatment; however, underlying disorders such as infestation by mites or carcinomas will require assistance from a veterinary professional. 

Bleeding from the Mouth

The most common type of bleeding that originates in the mouths of felines is due to injury to the mouth, teeth, or tongue, but it can also indicate a foreign body lodged in the patient’s mouth, gum disease, some forms of poisoning, and even the rupture of the internal organs. With a very few exceptions, bleeding from the mouth should be evaluated by a veterinarian.

Bleeding from the Nose

Like humans, cats may get a bloody nose simply from running into something nose first. This type of injury should stop bleeding after twenty minutes or so; if it does not stop bleeding or if it becomes a recurring condition it may be indicative of a more serious origin such as a foreign body trapped in the nose, a dental abscess, a blood clotting disorder, or even cancer, and further diagnostic tests should be run.

Bleeding from Wounds

Cats can receive external wounds without any internal damage from a number of sources including cat fights, falls, and general misadventure. Although small lacerations may be able to be treated at home, wounds larger than an inch should be treated by a veterinarian and wounds of any size that exhibit discharge, swelling, or a foul odor should be medically addressed as these are signs of infection. 

Blood in the Urine

Urine with blood in it is a reddish-brown or red color and can indicated disorders like a urinary tract infection (UTI), exposure to certain poisons, and bleeding disorders. Although rare, finding urine in the blood may also indicate the presence of bladder cancer in felines. If you find evidence in the litter box that there is blood in your cat’s urine you should contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

What to do if your Cat is Bleeding

Where the blood is located, the amount of blood present, the length or frequency of the bleeding, and additional symptoms will all need to be taken into account when deciding how to handle cases of feline bleeding.

While small lacerations, hematomas on the ear, and short-lived nosebleeds generally do not necessitate contact with the veterinarian, they quite often benefit from some sort of treatment. In many cases, the length of a nosebleed can be reduced by both keeping the animal calm and by placing an ice pack on the bridge of the cat’s nose in order to constrict the blood vessels in that area. With small lacerations and hematoma wounds you can apply gentle pressure to stop any active bleeding, then the area will need to be flushed out gently, with something like a syringe without a needle, and then it should be dried by patting dry. Once it is clean and dry it may be treated with a disinfectant like betadine. Do not use hydrogen peroxide on cats as this can actually slow the healing process. Most of the other types of bleeding that your cat can experience should be evaluated by a veterinarian as they can indicate disorders that are much more detrimental if they are not properly treated.

Prevention of Bleeding

Some circumstances that are related to bleeding, such as hereditary bleeding disorders, may not be preventable once the feline is born, however, actions can be taken to lessen the chances that many of the other types of bleeding might develop.

Indoor cats, by and large, are less likely to get wounds or run across toxins that are out in the open like snail and slug bait or pools of antifreeze that may cause internal damage and bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. Cat owners will also want to ensure that their houses are cat proof and that there are no small, interesting objects in their cat’s reach that might get caught in the animal’s throat or sinus cavity and regular veterinary examinations may help to catch certain disorders before they progress to the point where bleeding is seen. Cancers can attack any body part and in many cases they cause bleeding as well so steps to prevent cancer, such as not allowing smoking or vaping in their environment, reducing the number of toxic cleaning materials they may be exposed to, and creating a low stress environment at home should be taken.

Cost of Bleeding

In some cases, the cost of treating bleeding may only be the cost of the disinfectant used to prevent infections; in many of the other cases the expenses run quite a bit higher. Urinary tract infections average around $500, and tooth loss tends to set owners back around $800. As the conditions become more life threatening and complicated, the cost to treat them increases with disorders like anemia costing an average of around $3000, and averages for treating cancer between $6000 and $8000.

Bleeding Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Nina
Street cat
1 Year
Serious condition
-1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomit
Constantly going to the litter
Vaginal bleeding
Hard breath

My cat is having a vaginal bleeding and she is walking like she haves something between her legs, i checked and only found blood running out her vagina, also shes going a lot to her litter to pee blood. I castrated her when she was 5 months old. Im very worried.

Update. I went to the vet to check what was wrong and found out that her bladder is out of place because she might had fallen from a high place or someone hit her. I need 400 to save her so im gonna do everything i can.

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Hazel
Unknown
4 Weeks
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Meowing
Bleeding

These people were giving away kittens claiming that they were 8 to 9 weeks and you can definitely tell that she is only about 4 weeks.
After having her playing for a few hours she started bleeding really bad out of her butt and we don’t know how to make it stop. That’s say that it could be from the hard food and a switch to soft food but I’m just really worried

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Spartan
Ragdoll
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Night restlessnes
Blood Spot

Hello, my little boy Spartan is two and a half years old. He's always been very healthy, active, and fed fresh food and water. We took him to the vet about 2 months ago, and our Vet said his body weight, etc. were as healthy as a whistle.

You can imagine, then, my extreme horror when I found a relatively thick spot of blood with some mysterious brown gunk in it, about the circumference of a finger tip close to his litter box today. I rummaged through his litter box to look for more blood, but have not found any.

I checked his penis and anus, and found a bit of hardened brown crust, but that could be feces or litter debris.

It's also worth mentioning that he's been extremely restless for the past few weeks during nighttime, he runs and bops into things, which is not at all common for him to do. However, he has been eating and drinking just fine, and I do not notice him going to the bathroom any more than he usually does.

I am seriously grateful for any and all advice. Spartan is one of the most precious little things in my life, and things like this terrify me to the point of paralysis. Please help.

My cat is bleeding periodically,I took him to the vet,they ran tons of test and said he’s just nervous,put him on urinary tract prescription Science Diet food. My vet has been around forever and I know that he’s good. But it’s still unnerving to see.We have a 1 year old baby and a dying whining dog so I see why he’s stressed, plus I work 4 hours a day and he hates it when I leave.

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Meadow
Calico
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Flea
Lethargy
Bleeding

My 10yr old cat has started bleeding around her anal/vaginal region. I figured it had to do with a cat menopause because it only happened the once but now she has matted residue. She seems ok but a little lethargic. Doesn't really have interest in food unless we put it right near her. Doesn't seem to be feverish. She does have fleas that we are taking care of. When we examined her she did seem sensitive when I touched the pelvic area. Please help.

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Bahst
American Shorthair
10 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Tiny amount of blood, not defecated

Medication Used

Cerena and probiotics

My cat started vomiting a lot for 3 days straight, the first 2 days she was throwing up hairballs so I thought it was normal, but the next day she threw up 7 times and there was no signs of anymore hairballs. I took her to a vet and they found that her bowels had no movement, sent me home with a pill for the vomiting and some probiotics. I fed her a bland diet for 5 days then slowly switched her to her normal food. Well I have noticed that she has not pooped in 3 days and today she has a tiny bit of blood on her anus. I was wondering how serious this is and if I can possibly wait till morning to take her to a vet or do I need to take her now?

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Maleficent
Unknown
4 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination, blood

My cat is peeing both inside and outside of the litter box, more frequently than normal. She is also expelling small drops of blood around the house. Occasionally we have found blood in her urine. And today we found a large puddle of thick blood on the carpet. She has been more affectionate and vocal than usual, but does not seem to show any signs of pain or discomfort.

I noticed the other day my cat had vomited up a few hair balls. . And a sec ago I spotted a pretty good circular blood spot where she sits ( outside our bedroom door. And then ad i was looking for more blood I found 3 little piles of puke.
I'm going to call the vet of course. I just didnt know what could have caused it .she's as indoor cat under 1 yes old I think ( i rescued her about a little over a month ago ) she skin and bones. But she'healthier now. She just came out if heat. So I figured the blood was like a period. But idk if cats have those or not. But was just hoping yo get done answers or similar stories

My advice is to give your pet proper care and right treatment. Consult with your vet and do all the tests as soon as possible. Do not neglect this is serious health issue for cats. This can lead to life risk. Please don't ignore.

I was curious if ypu happened to find out what was wrong. The same thing is happening to my cat and I don't know what to do.

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furball
tabby
10 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

bleeding from anus, bad breath

my 10 year old cat is bleeding from he bottom and is really skinny plus she has started having bad breath. I first thought it was because she was in heat but then the blood became more and more so now everywhere she is there is blood. she will not eat but drinks water still but you can see she is uncomfortable and you can see her spine and her stomach has sunk in. im scared that we have to put her down. even though we probably have to since we are broke and cannot pay for anything expensive at all.

Did you find out what was wrong with Furball?? Our cat is having same symptoms right now

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Sammie
Barn cat
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I think that my male 11 year old cat may have had an accident one night, while me and my husband were out. I believe that he hurt his mouth somehow. I noticed that one of his front fangs was hanging down a little lower than it should and it was also loose. Since then he has been bleeding in the mouth. We would be cleaning him up every so often. We didn't know if he was getting that tooth caught on something. We ended up taking him to the vet. The vet pulled the tooth and started him on an antibiotic. He was fine for the next two days. Then he started bleeding again. There was alot of blood. He still was eating his food, and acting like his normal self. He just was losing alot of blood. We took him back to the vet, and he was given a vitamin K shot and put on more antibiotics as well as an iron supplement. Well, he was fine for two days. On th third day,I started seeing blood in his mouth again. I just don't know what to do. He acts like his normal self self, and is still eating fine. He doesn't act like he's in pain. I have been trying to keep him calm but when he sneezes or itches or scratches, or just shakes his head, I worry he's going to start bleeding again. Does anyone have anymore ideas. Any help you could offer, would be appreciated.

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Oscar
Persian
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding from anus
Vomiting blood
Loss of Appetite

Medication Used

Tranexemic acid (kapron)
Sc antiemetic
Sc antibiotic
lactulose

Oscar, my 8 months old male cat suffered from some blood with his stools 2 days ago. He would keep straining during defecation, but would only pass very small amounts to none. I noticed some white pieces in his stool. He vomited earlier that day a piece of cheese i had given him. I consulted a mear by vet directly, and he gave him a sc antibiotic, sc antiemetic, and anti inflammatory. He gave him a drontal dewormer dose as he saw a lot
Of parasites under microscopic examination. Ever since the cheese, he’s lost his appetite completely; given that Oscar had a very good appetite and loved food. He then vomited 45 minutes after taking the deworming tablet, and then another time which was strawberry colored. He then vomited 5-6 times while i was asleep and that vomited had blood(bright red). He pooped 4 times, once with stool and 3 times he just passed fresh blood with no stool. He vomited twice, once with the tranexemic acid dose and the other one bright blood with mucus. He’s not as active as he was, doesn’t move much and sits nearby the whole time. What can i do to stop the hemorrhage please?? I’m extremely worried...should i perform an xray to exclude a foreign body or what can i do to save his life. And what treatment do you suggest

Do all the tests including xray as soon as possible. After the test consult with a good specialist vet who has specialisation in internal medicine as well as who is expert in handling critical care condition. The vet will guide you how to do the treatment. Hope this will help you.

I don't have a pet cat but I take care of a feral cat. She is very energetic and playful. But today in morning I saw her sitting at a corner, moving the least and making very small noises with little blood and white substance like cough on her mouth. What can I do to help her? Please help.

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Gracie
Calico
3 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

Hello when my cat scratches she leaves little drops of blood where ever she is sitting. Also I have noticed on the back of her neck it looks like it's wet but it's not.I am not sure what is going on with my cat.

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Fluffy
Mix
18 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

none

Medication Used

none

My cat is 18 coming up 19 and in the last few days we have found circles of blood some with some without urine, we came across one with a small clot is which is worrying. she seems fine in herself nothing has changed. We want what's best for her but we're frightened we'll take her to get checked out and she won't come home with us.

Did you find out what has caused her symptoms?Our girl has been doing this every 2 weeks the emergency vet said it sounded like a UTI and treated her for it.When we feed her dinner we noticed it again.

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Gullu
Feline
3 Years
Critical condition
1 found helpful
Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine
Frequent Urination
Vomiting
Bleeding
Loss of Appetite

My beloved cat gullu had lots of Bleeding from his genital part. He started bleeding suddenly
He regularly went outside in the morning. That day he went outside also. After returning he became very lethargic and he had pain in his body. I thought to consult vet at that moment so I called vet who checked my cat many times before. The vet gave injection to relieve the pain.at this moment my cat had only pain and nothing much very serious.after that
My cat started moving and doing normaly I thought he was Okey. But from night he started to bleed from his genital part along with frequent urination. At this stage the vet started to give only injection to stop the bleeding without examine anything. The vet continued this process of treatment for 2days and when bleeding did not stop she told me to do the test. I want to know is this a right process of treatment to a cat who was bleeding along with frequent urination. My Cats appetite had fully lost. He only drunk water and nothing. Today he is no more due to their wrong treatment.
Kindly help me with the right treatment process if any cat has seen this symptoms.

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Slinky
Egyptian Mau
10 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding out of anus

Hi, my cat Slinky which is about 10-11 years old has begun bleeding out of her anus. It started a day ago when we gave her ham and she defecated on the counter and there was blood in it. Also, today after she had been sitting on a car we noticed that there was blood there too. I'm asking anyone for what might be causing this and what the possible treatments might be

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Bootz
Long hair domestic cat
2 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding from my cats butt

My cat caught fleas someway somehow she don't even go outside. So we gave her a bath and she started to bleed it look like out of her butt I mean she was scared but is that normal when I got her out it was she wasn't bleeding any more but you could tell it was blood does anybody know why or experienced this before if so can you please comment me back I appreciate it it really had me worried but like I said when I got her out she wasn't bleeding no more but I could swear it was coming from her butt .

That happened today, with my moms older cat. Me and my boyfriend had started to give her a bath because fleas and every now and then, blood will just pour out from under her tail. And yes exactly like you said we took her out an nothing. If you have any further answers can you please get back to me? I was crying thinking we were gonna lose her ;-;

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Guera
egeptian meow
2 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
pooped herself
letargic

My kitten is about 2 months old when we noticed it squirming and bleeding out of its nose, she choked on the blood and seemed very lethargic but the bleeding only lasted shortly, she is now sleeping but breathing normal and seems fine. Any advise on what to do? should I be worried?

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Kayli
Unknown
14 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

I came home to find blood everywhere my 14 year old female cat had sat, with several drops in the litter box. Some was on paper towels where she poops (her arthritis makes it hard to hold herself up in litter box), so I have paper around. Some of that was more like reddish liquid and had seeped throughout several squares of towels. I can't tell whether it's coming from rectum or vulva. Is this something that I need to go to emergency vet tonight, or can it wait 14 hrs til vet opens tomorrow (Saturday) morning? She's feline asthmatic and diabetic

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should visit a Veterinarian immediately whether that be your regular Veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinarian especially if you’re not sure where the blood is coming from. Any large quantity of blood loss is concerning and should be treated as an emergency. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My one year old cat cane flying down the stairs and she fell(?) and she’s bleeding. I don’t know where from but she’s alert and swishing her tail. Is she okay?

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Kitty
Norma
1 Year
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Medication Used

Drops

My cat is bleeding from anus.. And she I guess was suffering from fever too.. She stopped eating from last 3days.. And vomitingbyellow fluid and even her potty is yellow fluid. I am scared. Wat to do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This isn’t something to treat at home, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the cause and treatment as over the counter medications are not going to be effective. It seems like there is severe gastrointestinal upset which is irritating the anus leading to bleeding, your Veterinarian will be able to tell you more after an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Katnis
Feline
1 Year
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

Cat is bleeding from vagina area. I see small spots of blood in the window, by her food bowl and other places she sits. Its not a lot of blood but I'm concerned about both our health and I'm not able to take her to vet until Saturday. She is acting normally.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bleeding or spotting from the vulva is not normal in cats even when in heat; the blood may due to an infection, traumatic injury, reproductive tract issue among other causes. Small drops of blood are concerning, but may wait until Saturday; if the quantity increases or you notice other symptoms like fever, lethargy or white/yellow discharge you should visit a Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dottie
Mix
4 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding,weight loss
Bleeding

We have notice my cat who is 4yr old female, bleeding from her back side. It looks vaginally, but hard to tell. It just happend quickly. She doesn't want to eat or drink much, within a few days you can clearly see weight loss. She's never been fixed or pregnant and she is an inside cat. Today we noticed blood spots everywhere she has been. She also has a dark crust in the corners of her eyes

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Dottie sounds like she needs medical attention. She may have an infection, or a tumor that needs to be treated. If she is not eating or drinking and is bleeding, she should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. I hope that she is okay.

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4 cats
American Short Hair
1 Year
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood droplets

Past couple days been finding blood droplets around home, have 4 cats all have been acting normal no blood in litter and no signs of blood on cats have checked all could it be one has cut themselves

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Padme
Calico
7 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepiness

My kitten cut her foot while playing fetch on a metal air conditioning vent. It was after hours so I called my vets emergency number. She was walking and jumping on it with no issues but our concern was the bleeding. It bleed pretty constant drip for about 30 minutes. It eventually stopped and our vet did not think it was necessary to bring her in. It has now been about 4 hours since and she seems very sleepy and a lot less energetic then usual. We are concerned she lost too much blood. Probably about 3/4 to 1 cup of blood but that is a high guess.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cat’s blood accounts for around 6.5% of their body weight, a cup of blood would be too much blood to safely lose; blood can look a lot more than it really is but if you notice an increase in respiratory rate, pale gums, lethargy or anything else concerning visit an Emergency Veterinarian immediately otherwise call or visit your Veterinarian in the morning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cupcake
Russian Blue
14 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Itching, bleeding

My cat is bleeding she had fleas and I gave her a flea and tick bath and blood started pouring out, but i look all over her body and no signs of bleeding or open cuts, what could it be?

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Blue
Persian
1 Year
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding
Weakness
Not Eating
Anus Bleeding
Bleeding from anus region

My female cat is bleeding from her anus region and is not eating. She is getting weaker and weaker day by day, there are no vets around here please help me out.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say specifically what the cause of the bleeding of the anus is since causes may include trauma, poisoning, infections, parasites, tumours, foreign objects, anal gland disorders among other causes. Without examining Blue I cannot give you any specific information; you should try to clean the area around the anus regularly, give a worming medication and add some plain canned pumpkin to the diet to loosen the stool. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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cuddles
multi color cat
12 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

spots of blood on floor

female cat . age 12 yrs in human. small frame. eats well . small drops of blood. look like a small round area near where cat urines from is red ..spots of blood

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood may appear from numerous places including the reproductive tract, urinary tract, anus or from wounds; without examining Cuddles I cannot determine the origin of the bleeding. Infections, trauma, tumours, urinary stones among other causes may be causing the presence of blood; you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine a cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bo
Ragdoll
4 years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

My male cat was sitting in the bath tub, he looked as if he was going to have a bowel movement when he stood up there was blood there (red). He is eating and using his litter box regularly and seems fine otherwise. My vet suggest I cut back on the kibble and feed him more can food which I have. He had this problem several months ago. Thank you, Donna

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of defecating blood which include infections, foreign objects, colitis, allergies, food sensitivity among other issues; you should discuss the options with your Veterinarian which may include feeding a restricted ingredient diet, giving antibiotics or other treatments depending on the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Opie
tabby
7 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Bleeding

My tabby cat is about 7 years old and has blood coming from his mouth, nose and ears. I took him to the vet very concerned last year and they said it was “most likely a respiratory infection” and not to worry too much. I’m more concerned because he seems to be losing weight now and the bleeding seems to be getting worse. Has anyone had this issue before?? Also I have a multiple pet home and none of my other cats have had this issue.

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Simone
Common
1 Year
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding through the anus

Hi. I have a 1 year old female cat. I have been giving her birth control pills until last week. She started to bleed today, she is hiding in my wardrobe and she doesn’t want to come out. I gave her food but she didn’t eat. She purrs but she won’t come out. Should I be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different types of non-surgical birth control products for use in cats and dogs, the specific type of pill used will determine any effects when stopped. If you are noticing bleeding after stopping the pill I would highly recommend you visit your Veterinarian for an examination and take the box or bottle of the product with you so your Veterinarian can see the active ingredients. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/nonsurgical-methods-contraception-dogs-and-cats-where-are-we-now

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Momo & Nero
mixed
6 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

none

I have two cats in my house and this morning when I woke up I notices blood drops scattered everywhere, not a lot of blood but one to two drops everywhere. When I checked on my cats to see who's bleeding I could not find the source of bleeding on both of them! They're also still very energetic and drinking and eating well. What do you think happened? Also, one of my cats is male (who's been in heat for the past week) and the other one is female. They both just had their vaccines less than a week ago.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I do not know what happened, that is very strange. It is possible that one of them accidentally bit or scratched the other, so keep a close eye on them to make sure that they don't start to show any signs of abscess, lethargy, pain, or not wanting to eat, over the next few days. Female cats go into heat, but they do not bleed when they do so - they are both getting to the age where they are going to start breeding with each other - that may have happened and there was an injury. If you don't want more kittens, they need to be spayed and neutered very very soon!

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Nismo
mane coon
5 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My 5 year old male mane coon is dripping blood from his genital area. Hes started meowing a lot more and he never does. So i think that means he could be in pain. He also threw up his food this morning. What could it be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Nismo it is difficult to say whether the cause of the bleeding is due to trauma, infection, urinary stones, tumours or another cause; if he is showing signs of pain you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and to get some pain relief (do not give any over the counter human medications). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Marshmallow
Mainecoon bobtail
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vaginal bleeding

I walked into the bathroom and saw a spot of blood on the bathroom floor and some spots of blood in our tub so I picked up our female cat and she was bleeding from her vaginal area. She's acting fine and eating and drinking but I don't understand why she is bleeding from that area could someone please give me some advice. I don't have money to take her to a vet or a vehicle

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for vaginal bleeding in cats and may be attributable to infections, trauma, urinary tract issues, tumours among other causes; unfortunately without examining Marshmallow I cannot narrow in on a specific cause or recommend any treatment since treatment would depend on the underlying condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Harry
Common
15 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

lack of appetite
Bleeding

Medication Used

Painkillers

This morning I woke up to find little pools and drops of blood scattered around the house and then I found my 15 year old male cat lying down with a lot of blood all down his back legs and around his butt. I don't think it is coming out with urine as there is quite a lot and it looks to be just blood. I have taken him to the vet and they have sent tests away. They think he has feline idiopathic cystitis

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sudden episodes of bleeding like this may be caused by a few different causes and without examining Harry I cannot say what the specific cause is; the origin of the blood may be from the urinary tract, anus, cuts and may have been caused by infection, trauma, tumours among other causes. You should wait to hear back from your Veterinarian regarding the test results. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Spot
mixed
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blooding

I gave my cat a bath and when I washed out the soap and their was blood came out of his fur. I thinking that the blood is coming from his underside where he got fixed two year ago.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3320 Recommendations
If you’re noticing bleeding from Spot’s skin you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination, without examining him I cannot determine how serious it is; in the meantime try to clip the fur around the bleeding site and bathe with a dilute antiseptic. However it would be best to get Spot checked out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ross
Local
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding from anus

My cat is almost a year old. Couple of days back he had his tool coming out of his anus without his control. It was kind of watery yellowish slippery stool. Today instead of stool he is bleeding from his anus. I gave him some ORS liquid to drink and then some meat and cat dry food to eat. Please help. What shall I do. He is getting weak and lazy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3320 Recommendations
Yellow faeces may be attributable to a few different causes which may include infections, liver disease, parasites, fast intestinal transit among other causes; bleeding originate from different areas from within the lower gastrointestinal tract and exit the anus. It is difficult to pinpoint a specific cause; given the severity of the symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian before the weekend to be on the safe side so that a diagnosis can be made and treatment given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Fenty
Calico
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Fur Loss
Bleeding

My kitten has various spots in her fur where fur has fallen out and it's starting to bleed I just started noticing it recently. What should I do? She is a stray cat that I found last winter. I haven't had the to go to the vet yet didn't have any reason too until recently.

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Nemo
Persian
9 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Throws up when left alone

Hi. I found a blood spot, specifically like a a particle of blood on the edge of the litter box once. Then 2 weeks after i found blood stain (couple of small blood spots on
The couch where he sits) he does not show any symptoms of being tired or not eating. He is very active.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1610 Recommendations
Without seeing Nemo, I don't have any way of determining where the blood is coming from, but if you believe that it may be urine, feces, or vomit, it would be a good idea to have him seen by your veterinarian to have an examination and try to figure out where the blood is coming from.

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Mimi
Egyptian Mau
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bleedin

I have a 5 yr old female cat and I noticed that there’s small amounts of blood wherever she sits , I’m not sure where it’s coming from but she’s been acting normal and eating healthy I just wanna know if the bleeding is normal and if I should take her to the vet . Btw she’s spayed and is a indoor cat

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1610 Recommendations
I wouldn't think the bleeding is normal, no. She may have a problem with an anal gland, a urinary tract problem, or something else going on. Since I cannot see her, it would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine her and find out where she is bleeding from, and what to do about it.

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Cotton candy
Norweigen Forest
14 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

none

I noticed after laying in the sink there was a very,very small amount of blood where my 14 year old female cat was lying. There is no obvious spots and she's eating and drinking good. If it is small and not on other areas she lays down. Is it OK for me to monitor her and try to find source? If it gets worse or notice from where I plan on taking her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3320 Recommendations
Bleeding like you are describing most commonly comes from the vulva (either urinary tract or reproductive tract in origin), anus, mouth, nose or from small wounds; a small drop of blood isn’t immediately concerning but it is something which you should keep an eye on and visit your Veterinarian if it continues, becomes more voluminous or you cannot find a cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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EZPZ
Mix
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Large hard sore spreads slowly

PZ has Gallop Heart and recently had a clot causing saddle thrombus he has almost completely healed except his left leg started a small raw spot it spreads everyday and everyday I peroxide a couple time. Now the older parts that stopped bleeding have hair grown back but it is hard hard scabs, blackish in color under new growth. Walks on leg but on tippy toes as his foot has no muscle control back. It’s been since May 10th I can’t afford anymore vet bills as all He was talking about a payment plan for euthanize plans!!! Noooo my EZPZ is almost ready to go back outside if we can get this sore under control plus I have Faith when it goes away he will be back 100%!!!!!!!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3320 Recommendations
There are many different possible infections which may be causing a sore to appear, cleaning twice daily with an antiseptic and applying Neosporin to the area may help; however, you should still check in with a Veterinarian for an examination regardless of your feelings or finances to ensure that the sore is being treated in the best way possible. You should try to visit a charity clinic for assistance to help treat this sore more effectively. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Lucy
Domestic longhair
16 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Blind, internal bleeding Behind eye

Medication Used

Enercal
Tobranycin

My cat is 16 and went suddenly blind 6 weeks ago and now she is hemorrhaging behind her eyes as of 10 days ago.
Vet said the sudden blindness is problem SARDS and asked if my cat experienced trauma to her head but I said no not that I know of.
She’s a indoor cat but I have 2 one year cats home with her all declawed I hope they didn’t cause her to get hurt she is blind after all.
She lost her appetite and it’s a struggle to get her to eat.she was managing ok for a month with the blindness but 10 days ago became lathargic and had reddish brown tears streaming from her eyes with a red mark on one of her eyes. She’s not quite lathargic anymore but I got to get her to eat and how can this bleeding be stoped she now has bloodshot eyes mainly 1. Vet said there is no scratch on her eye. Blood work came back good except high kidney numbers.
I love her so much what can I do? Thank you

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1610 Recommendations
I'm not sure, without being able to see Lucy, what can be done for this bleeding into her eyes. If your veterinarian is not sure what is going on, she may need to see a specialist, and they can refer you to an ophthalmologist. I hope that she is okay.

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