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What is Pooping Blood?

A cat who is passing blood in the stool may be experiencing pain when defecating. The term for this is dyschezia and may be one of the reasons why your cat is pooping blood. When cats poop blood it can be in the stool only slightly, giving the stool a tint of reddish-pink.  It may also be a bright red, or darker red mixed in the stool as well. Bright red blood in the stools is known as hematochezia, and typically signifies bleeding in the rectum or the intestines. Older cats as well as younger cats can have hematochezia, and it is caused by a variety of factors. 

  • Constipation
  • Anal sacs and itchiness
  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Cancer

Why Pooping Blood Occurs in Cats

Pooping blood is not always a sign of something serious; however, there is a chance that the diagnosis could be one that requires immediate treatment. Always make an appointment with your veterinarian if your cat is passing blood in the stool. 

Constipation

Constipation occurs when cats have trouble passing feces. The poop may be harder or another type of consistency and this may make it difficult to pass. Bowel movements can be infrequent or difficult to eliminate. Parasites, impaction, a foreign body, and certain illnesses like inflammatory bowel disease can cause constipation.

Anal sacs and itchiness

Anal sacs in cats are the anal glands in the rectal area. They can become impacted or abscessed and can cause bleeding in the stools.

Trauma

If a cat has been injured in the anal or rectal area, he may bleed when he goes to the litter box. Typically he will show signs of being injured. Polyps and injury due to a fistula or tear may cause your pet pain upon defecation.

Infection

If your cat has an infection in his colon or other part of his lower intestinal area of bowel, he may express pain when passing stool. An infection may cause internal bleeding that is present in the stools.

Cancer

If your cat has colon cancer or other type of intestinal cancer, he may have blood in his stools. Your cat may have other symptoms as well if he has cancer, such as weakness or loss of appetite.

What to do if your Cat is Pooping Blood

If you notice your cat has bloody stools, contact your veterinarian. Although this could be the result of something very minor, such as constipation or hardened stools, it still is a good idea to let a veterinarian check it out. Your vet may do blood and physical tests to determine the cause of your cat's bloody stool. He was also do a thorough examination of the rectum. He may also perform imaging techniques to take a more detailed look at the colon. 

A stool sample may need to be acquired by you before the veterinarian visit. He can also test this sample to gather more information as to the cause of the bloody stools. This may also show parasites. Also, the shade of the blood will show possibly where the bleeding is coming from – either from the rectum or the lower intestine.

Prevention of Pooping Blood

There may be ways to prevent your cat from experiencing this condition. Although some issues that may cause this health issue may not be able to be prevented, a lifelong healthy lifestyle can help. Regular veterinary visits can also diagnose conditions quite early, making them easier to treat with a better prognosis.

Watching and monitoring your cat’s grooming habits may also prevent blood in the stool. Extra fur in the digestive tract can cause this condition. Making sure your cat is on a proper diet with adequate amounts of fiber can help constipation, and preventing your cat from eating non-food items, such as pieces of toys, thread, or paper can also prevent this condition.

Making your sure your cat has plenty of water in their diet is another way to prevent constipation, which can cause blood in the stools. Stools that are hardened or look like little balls may be an indication that your cat may be having an issue. Always be sure to monitor your cat’s litter box usage so you can see if their stools look normal and verify that there is no blood within the feces.

Cost of Pooping Blood

The cost to treat constipation in cats may be $800, and the medical expense for curing colonic or rectal inflammation can cost $500.

Pooping Blood Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Pearl
tabby
2 Years
Mild condition
-1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Mostly normal stool with blood

Hi. My 2 year old cat has been very normal and eating habits are the same. For two days it did act abnormally. One day I left an empty Amazon box as I usually do for my two cats to play in. However, yesterday it decided to pee in it. Then today she decided to poop in one of my rooms that has a white carpet. Ugggh. But more importantly I'm concerned about my kitty. The poop was mostly normal, but a little runny and I saw a drop of mucus and some bright red blood. Not a lot, but enough that made me say it's not normal. I have not changed her food and she doesn't seem lethargic or out of sorts. Should I be concerned? Can I wait a couple of days to see if it continues? I really can't avoid a huge vet bill right now. I once took her to the vet when she peed in my bed a couple of times (which thankfully has stopped.) She was checked and it turned out to be an emotional issue. Is it possible that this is the case here? I would appreciate any advice. Thank you.

My 13 yr old cat has been having soft poops with a little brite red blood at the end. It’s. Or every time. She has also been pucking her food up she also if there is two things of pee or poop in her litter box she poops outsid the litter box. I believe it’s her food, but not sure and recommendations?

Following. My cat is like Jenna's cat.

My cat only had bloody poop once and is now back to pooping normally. should I still take him to the vet?

My kitty's stool was like Pearl's stool when I first seen her poop like that, it was soft looking but it looked like it hurt a bit but as it came out it, her butte still had mucus hanging n a bright red drop of blood fell. Her poop still has a tint of red in it. No, I haven't taken her to the Vet yet either.

My cat is only 4 months old, he does have red in his stool, not all of the time, what is strange about this and based on what I read here, he is not constipated. It is all the runs, soft and a lot ( more like chocolate or pudding) -sorry only way I can describe it. He has stopped going in his litter box, on the floor, not sure why?

I did notice when he goes outside he does eat a lot of grass and leafy objects, I do not think he is related to a rabbit but maybe.

Mine has this problem as well, did not see this when I submitted a comment, does not look like this forum is answered much?

I’m not an expert but I would try per probiotics and a diet of raw meat for a while and no dried food with grain or chicken and see if they improve. My cat got very sick on science diet. I put it down to missing a nutrient or being allergic to the ingredients. It comes from the US so has probably got GMO corn, wheat and soy in it.

I read 98% of cats are constipated. The reason being that either their water is not appetizing enough, or they only prefer dry food. I took Fendi to the vet a few months ago. He was redundantly vomiting all over the house. They did a very thorough exam: xrays, urine, blood... the whole 9 yards.(His medical report was better then most people's reports) $2500.00 later... we found he was dehydrated and need a more appetizing water dish. I would suggest, if the kitty has no other issues to buy a fountain... moving water, and moniter a few days. Fendi has done very well with this and his chronic constipation has seized. (I also make sure he eats wet food each night, and take his dry kibble away until the morning... to ensure he eats it.)

My cat seems perfectly fine. Her diet has not changed. She is just 3 yrs.old. I've found some mucosey watery looking stool mixed with a little blood a few times now near her litter box after she's used it. I don't know what it could be. I have noticed however, that she doesn't have a bowel movement everyday lately. Could that be why?

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Gracie
Russian Blue
11 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Bloody Urine

My cat has always had, for lack of a better word, really smelly poop, however the past week she has been irregularly having diarrhea with blood in it, small amounts. She hasn't had any dietary changes other than my mother giving her new treats. The other cats are fine with them though. The cat in question, Gracie, is 11 years old and is a spunky girl. She is fairly active and affectionate and hasn't changed her demeanor at all.

Any ideas?

hi my cat sarahthina is having the same problem. so I know what could help. if u put baking soda in the cats water that might help. hope this was helpful.

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Sasha
Persian
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood on butt hole only

HI
My Sasha is 3 months old very hairy cat, and very active, so each morning after cleaning her litter box I clean her with wet wipes to remove any poop stuck in the hair. Today I have noticed that her poop is soft in texture and almost Diarrhea with drop or 2 of pink blood still around her anus. Please advice me what to do

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Bubby
Domestic shorthair
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Having 3 cats it took a bit to find out who it was.. but now I know it’s my little Bubby. Bad smelling poo with blood on top. He eats normal and is super snuggly and playful.

Hi, did you ever find a solution? My cat has the exact same problems

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Roxie
Cat
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

Recently rescued a male 2 y.o. cat. He is very loving and has become very comfortable in our home. Brought him to the vet to make sure he was healthy. All was well. I've noticed occasional bright red blood after he poops. Poops look normal. There isn't blood all the time. He seems fine. He eats well and drinks plenty of water. Should I be concerned

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Lucy+Leroy
Bengal
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Gas
kitten
Weight Loss
Diarrhea
Liquid Bowel Movement
Blood In Stool

Our two Bengal kittens are 12 weeks old, we've had them for two weeks. We kept up the same diet as the breeder initially, slowly acclimatized them to our house and had them at the vet for an initial checkup the first day. After a few days, they started with diarrhea. Stool exams ruled out basic parasites. They eat and play with loads of energy, I've started separating them from eachother at meal times so they both get a bit of stool firming powder (vet prescribed) and so they aren't eating as fast as they do when together.
Their diarrhea has been middle brown to yellow, occasionally with some blood and mucous. Meanwhile, I've taken them off their original food to give them first 'sensitive kitten'wet food and now just boiled chicken and rice (plus fibre powder mentioned earlier) and they seem to like all of it. The Lucy is gaining steadily and growing Leroy is visibly smaller now. He drinks water regularly, she is not interested.
I'm worried about the persistent smelly, yellow, viscous but liquid diarrhea with streaks of blood, and persistent gas.

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Daisy
Tammy striped
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Medication Used

Lactoferon

2 months ago my cats stool is smeelly and soft her vet offer to give lactoferon probiotics tablet. Then stool becomes normal but next month there is a blood at the end of the stool then I change royal canin 33 to Virbac Gastro but it still with blood. When I gave maltpaste & checked her stool& was ok with awful smell but no blood. Her stool was ok when take some malt paste but the other days she has blood on the stool. I wonder what the malt paste is doing her gastro to stop bleeding? Thanks Berna

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Daisy
Tammy sritped
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bood in stool

2 months ago my cats stool is smeelly and soft her vet offer to give lactoferon probiotics tablet. Then stool becomes normal but next month there is a blood at the end of the stool then I change royal canin 33 to Virbac Gastro but it still with blood. When I gave maltpaste & checked her stool& was ok with awful smell but no blood. Her stool was ok when giving some malt paste but the other days she has blood on the stool. I wonder what the malt paste is doing her gastro to stop bleeding? Thanks Berna

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Murphy
domestic orange tiger cat.
15 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody poop

we have a 15 year old cat that has been loosing weight over the past year. he is extremely bony. But he eats like there is no tomorrow and drinks a lot of water. I took him to the vet last week and he did blood tests and said his kidneys an liver were in a bit distress. he also felt a mass in his stomach. he told me to feed him more protein and to give him some prescription food for the kidneys with his regular food. we came home tonight and found a large very bloody poop in the kitchen sink. it was very red like a large piece of liver. and smelled. What did he poop out - will he be ok tonight? I will take the bloody mess to the vet tomorrow. what should I be watching for. Please help.

Sorry to hear that you are going through this. I lost my 11 year old male to osteosarcoma two years ago. I can't diagnose your kitty but if he's in bad shape the best thing you can do is to just make him as comfortable as possible and he will let you know when it's time. I know it's hard but if it's time to put him down do it sooner than later. Cats hide their pain amazingly well. Mine ate and drank right up until the day before. If he starts to retreat into corners or he tries to run away or starts to act like he's hurting, its definitely time to let him go. And he was fortunate to have such a caring owner.

Sorry to say this but my cat was exactly the same and he had bone cancer. I miss him so much 😢

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Growlithe
Medium hair
17 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Going outside the litterbox
Blood In Stool

My 17 year old cat, Gowlithe has had diarrhea for a large part of his adult/senior life. He only occasionally has normal ones. He has just started pooping in some strange place. In December it was the bathtubs. Now in any pile of laundry he can find. We've noticed blood now. What can we do outside of going to the vet. It's not something I can afford at the moment. I know my poor man is unhappy.

You need to get him
To the vet. Get the Care Credit Card IMMEDIATELY. That card will let u charge the vet bill and not charge any interest for up to a year.
But not taking him shouldn’t even be a thought. If u were ill would u just sit home and wonder what u can do without seeing a doctor?
Or look up some low cost pet medical place near you like a humane society.

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Motorcycle
Grey Tabby Cat
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

For the past, I'd say 3-4 months I've been noticing a small amount of blood in my cat's poop. He is eight years old, just in case his age would help with anything. I haven't noticed any mood or behavior changes. He is still the same cuddly friendly cat. There hasn't been a diet change that I can pinpoint. Other than the fact that it's been cold and rainy, he hasn't been able to hunt and eat whatever the kill is. He won't poop in the litter box so it's easy to see when and how much blood is in his stool. It's not too much, but it's enough to concern me. It happens maybe once or twice every two weeks or one week. It will generally occur in one day or two days, not spread out. The poop is either just normal cat poop with the blood, or it's diarrhea. The blood is generally a normal red blood color, maybe a little bit darker. I'm just very worried about my cat.

Why don’t you bring the cat to the vet with the stool sample of the cat? It might be anything including parasites. 3-4 months is way too long to not treat whatever it is

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Lilian
Domestic long haired cat
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Red patches in stool

My cat hasn’t showed any signs of distress or pain in her daily life and she doesn’t make a fuss or anything when she poops (do cats make a noise or anything?) But I just noticed for the past 2-3 days that her poop is the usual softness and it looks like the usual medium brown but it had some patches of a sort of vibrant red color mixed in with it as well. I haven’t made any recent changes to her diet so I don’t know if I should be concerned about her digestive tract and if it’s healthy and working properly. I honestly can’t afford to take her to a vet right now so I wanted to get some input on what might be going on? But of course I’ll have to somehow manage to get her to see a vet if this persists.

My cat is the same; he's acting completely normal and his poop is soft with just a little bit of bloody mucus. I took him to the vet and nothing was wrong with him. They gave him the usual exam, checked his anal glands, and sent his stool off to lab.
The vet suggested that he could be allergic to his food, so I switched his food to a sensitive stomach dry food. The blood went away for almost three months but now it is back. I guess I will have to try switching him to wet food.

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Princess
Tabby Calico
2 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Meowing
Bloody butt
Bloody stool
Sneezing

My kitten is about 2 months and 4 weeks and her stool is a light brown very watery and bloody like it’s normal blood color. I just realized it as I picked her up. Is she sick. Is she going to die. I need help. Please.

You need to take her to the vet. It sounds like she has a very common kitten virus that can become deadly. Kittens are really more fragile than we expect I had serious scares with 2 out of 3 of my kittens. She probably arrived with the virus from wherever you adopted her & will need antibiotics periodically throughout her life. Bring her in NOW! Good luck.

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Socks
tabby
4 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

diarrhea and bloody stools

My kitten who is 4 months is having runny bowel movements with blood in with it. My family says that it could be worms but I want to have an overview of what it could possibly be. He uses the litter box well and drinks a good amount of water with a good amount of food as well.

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Nilla
American Short Hair
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Blood In Stool

My mother cat is pooping thick mucusy blood and most of the kittens are throwing up her milk. Then all kittens got diarrhea, no blood just liquid brown. What could have caused this?

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Goonie
Short hair taby
8 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Stripe of blood in stool with voimting
Vomiting

My 8 year old Goonie ran out of house for 2 weeks and came home yesterday and ate good had wet food witch he only eats sometimes and he also had some tonight and threw up and had a stripe if blood in stool and has been sleeping since he came home but is still active

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Izzy
orange
4 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Blood In Stool

My cat Izzy has recently began to poop blood. It's usually diarrhea that's a bit slimy looking with either a lot of blood or a little smear of blood. She doesn't act any differently and is still active with zero change in her eating or drinking habits. I've taken her to a vet and had a smear done on her stool, but everything came back as negative. I just came back from visiting family and noticed there is a lot of blood in her litter box and it's dark, but it could be because it's been sitting for awhile. Just was wondering if anyone else had my experiences or if anyone had any advice? I will of course call my vet soon and ask for their opinion, but until then, suggestions, advice or opinions would be very helpful.

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Little boy
Chartreux
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My cat is not even a year old and he recently has been constipated and this morning he was pooping blood. He has never been sick or has had any health issues. We did change his food and have been moving living situations and I just don't think he's adjusting well to change. He hasn't been vomiting.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for a cat to have blood in the stool which include dietary changes and stress; other causes may include infections, parasites, colitis, trauma, foreign objects, tumours or poisoning. Without having an examination, I cannot say for sure what the cause or treatment is. You could try feeding a little plain canned pumpkin or adding some psyllium to Little Boy’s diet; if the issue continues or you see other symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/constipation-cats-proceedings

My cat is 4 months now. Sometimes we catch him trying to sneak into our food so the possibility of him eating human food is likely. He just got dihareah today and had fresh bright red blood on it. Should I be worried and should I take him to the vet ASAP.

My kitten has a mucus with bright red blood on top of his normal looking poop. When he goes it smells awful and can stink up well past the room he goes in. I have heard him kinda grumble right before he goes in to poop, should I be concerned? It happens often

Thank you for your kind words
Regards

Thank you for ur input

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CoCo
Siemies
4 years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood test stool and no going to the bathroom

My cat is a little over 4 years old and this morning Iwent to clean his cat box and seen he has blood in his stool other then that his stools have been normal and since then he has only been sleeping and eating a little but hasn't gone to the bathroom again

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The presence of faecal blood may be caused by a few possible causes including colitis, parasites, infections, trauma, foreign objects, dietary changes, poisoning among other causes. One time occurrences of a little blood may be ignored, but large quantities or frequent presence of faecal blood is something which you should bring up with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snowball
British Shorthair
2.5
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

blood in poop

My cat is a 2.5 yr old British Shorthair. Got him from my brother's friend who can't manage him anymore. He been with us for 1.5mths.Initially he was having slight blood on his poop and stains in litter.. I brought him to the vet for check up and deworming was done too. But vet says he is fine..nothing to worry. Some how or rather the blood goes on and off. And it's dark red..and seems like it's more then usual this morning. What can I do? He is still as playful and eats normally.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood may appear in the stool for various reasons due to colitis, parasites, other infections, allergies, food sensitivity, poisoning, foreign object to name a few causes. If Snowball is otherwise OK, I would keep a close eye; but if the blood continues without stopping I would start to think about having an ultrasound done to see if there is anything of interest in the abdomen. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bagheera
American Curl mix Bengal
11 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My American Curl mix Bengal has a chronic case of thick blood after he defecates. It's a small amount, say half a teaspoon? Other than that, he's perfectly fine. He's active, playful, eats well and his poops are a 3 on the score chart. If anything, he sheds a lot and doesn't have shiny fur like my other cats. I've been to the vet for at least 3 months, he's been given shots as well as antibiotics. The blood would stop for about a week but the blood keeps returning. I stopped going to the vet because they don't seem to be helping. I'm also guessing that his condition isn't contagious because my other cats share litter boxes with him and they don't have this problem. I could really use your help. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for fresh faecal blood which may include colitis, parasites, infection, anal gland disorders among other causes; it is possible that the cause is bacterial and is being suppressed by antibiotics, a faecal culture and sensitivity test should be performed to rule out infectious causes. Other than that, I cannot think of another cause which wouldn’t have been picked up by your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi, my cat is 5 months old. Been a week since there’s blood in his feces. He usually poops around in the morning time around 10 o’clock. There’s no blood in his litter but only a droplet in his feces.

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Lilly
Himalayan Persian
8 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

No other symtoms

My cat a hymalayan persian she is 8 years old is pooping blood everytime she goes it is runny and often smells this has been going on over the last year or so (off & on) but it has been regular for the last several weeks?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for bloody diarrhoea in cats and it is important for Lilly to be seen by her Veterinarian to rule out serious causes; causes of bloody diarrhoea in cats may include infections, parasites, colitis, trauma, clotting disorders, dietary changes, tumours, chronic poisoning among other causes. A faecal test would be valuable to check for parasites and possibly for culture as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snoggle
Mix
12 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

my cat has fresh blood in her stool this past Tue, Fri, and then again today. She's 12.5 yo. Hey Fri stool was sent to the vet for lab and it turned or negative for the parasites and whatever else they usually check. What's going on???

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for blood in the stool with parasites being a regular culprit; other causes may be foreign bodies, poisoning, infections, colitis among other causes. I would move Snoggle over to a sensitive diet to see if there is any improvement in the faeces in case it is diet related. Further investigation is required to determine a cause but I would look about doing a diet change if there are no other symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat is 18 years old and recently she’s been passing blood in her stool, she has no other symptoms she’s eating fine she’s not constipated or anything she’s acting normal she’s drinking and everything, any advice? It’s not all the time just occasionally as well

My cat is 7 months and she’s been pooping blood lately but her poop looks normal there’s just blood in it.

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Belle
Tuxedo
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

pooping blood

My cat has been having the runs and is pooping blood. It is dark red and I've noticed it a few times in the litter box. She hasn't been throwing up and has never had any health conditions or has been sick and we have kept her on the same food since we got her. I am very worried because of how young she is.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various possible causes for blood in the stool which may be attributable to infection, parasites, foreign bodies, inflammation among other causes; given Belle’s age I would recommend to visit your Veterinarian as soon as you can to do some basic checks and tests. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Our cat LaPue is 2 yrs old and was fine as of yesterday morning I had some Arrons to run and when returning noticed a few things knocked down from my bar and this morning I saw Lapue she's weak her gum white and mushy dark poop and upon giving pedialite she threw up and blood clots dark wete her vomit what could be wrong with her and what can I do beside a Dr. Visit cause I have no money.

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Caramel
LaPerm
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cats feces have been very soft and the end typically has had blood on it for the past 4 days. She meows loudly before she goes but she does that when she's hungry or wants out of my room. She's strictly a house cat. What do you think it could be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of fecal blood which may include infections, parasites, food intolerance, foreign objects, poisoning, colitis among other causes; you could try giving a little plain canned pumpkin to see if the increased fibre helps ease the defecation and makes it more comfortable. Also make sure that Caramel is up to date on worming medication as well as flea and tick treatments. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rodney
mixed
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

pooping blood

Rodney has a over active thyroid and a fast heart rate. Medication hasn't worked. We can't afford the operation which is no guarantee it will work. He would eat 15 pouches of food a day if he could, he's always crying or laying down. He has started pooping in the house and tonight while clearing it up it had bright red blood in it.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. There isn't much that I can do over an email for him, but it does sound like he needs some help. I'm not sure if Rodney is a cat or a dog, but there are typically different treatment options that can be tried for hyperthyroidism, including a food that doesn't have any iodine in it, available as a prescription. It would be best to follow up with your veterinarian, and discuss other options, so that he can be comfortable.

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Tilly
British Shorthair
18 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Passing blood in stool

My cat has no other symptoms she is eating and drinking, she isn’t constipated or anything she’s not been sick she is just occasionally passing blood in her stool

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the stool may be caused by colitis, infections, parasites, tumours, toxins, foreign objects, anal gland disorders among other causes. I would keep an eye on Tilly but would recommend visiting your Veterinarian if there is no improvement in the presence of blood in the stool. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lilith
Domestic shorthair
13 Weeks
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool
Going outside litter box

My kitten, only got her about a week ago, seemed healthy when we got her, pooped on my bed tonight. When I went to clean it up, I found blood in her poop. It was a brighter red colour, and only appeared to be in a small portion of the stool. It looked similar to a blood clot in my opinion. We chalked the pooping in the bed part up to her litter box being in unsatisfactory and we cleaned it. I plan to take her to the vet tomorrow. What could be causing this to happen to her?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes of pooping blood in cats which may include infections, foreign bodies, colitis, parasites, poisoning among other issues; I would certainly take her into your Veterinarian especially with her being so young to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Stewy
tabby
16 1/2
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny diarrhea with blood

My cat has been experiencing diarrhea for a couple of months. He is pooping all over the house. I took him to the vet and had a fecal test taken. It came back ok. His exam didn't reveal any blockages. The vet gave him a cortisone shot for inflammatory bowel disease. He still has diarrhea and it now has blood in it. My cat's name is Stewy and he is 16 1/2 yrs old. I have 3 cats altogether. They are all seniors. I changed their diet to grain free a year ago. Could the grain free diet be the cause of Stewy's bowel issue? The other two cats are fine. I put epakitin
in their food to help with vomiting. That has helped curb the vomiting. I don't know what else to do. Stewy is eating and drinking normall. I don't know what else to do. Thanks

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like colitis to me which is what your Veterinarian suspects too; the underlying cause of the colitis needs to be identified and treated along with supportive care. Infections, parasites, food allergies, foreign bodies and other issues may cause this to occur; it may be worth trying a different diet but I am unable to recommend any specific treatment without knowing the primary issue. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/digestive-system/diseases-of-the-stomach-and-intestines-in-small-animals/colitis-in-small-animal

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Chamelle
Maincoon
10 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Bloated, blood in poo

My kitty has been bloated and I found dark red blood in her stool, her poo was healthy except for the blood. I’ve dewormed her with two different meds in the past 2 months

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 colitis, parasites, infections, poisoning, foreign objects, stress among other causes; if this is a chronic issue you should check in with your Veterinarian to examine Chamelle and to narrow in on a specific cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Charlie
moggy
2 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Explanation ab

Two days ago our female cat came home quite distressed. I thought that she’d been in a fight or attacked by the neighbours cat. It’s happened quite a few times before. She didn’t have any blood on her but she was all fluffed up.After that she didn’t look good at all. She was very depressed and lethargic.She wasn’t drinking or eating. That night she just lay in the corner on our bedroom floor.She didn’t move all night and she wouldn’t let me pick her up. In the morning she was still there. I thought she was dead. My husband picked her up and she moved. She then went upstairs into the corner of our spare room. In the afternoon I took her up some water and she drank it. From then on she has gradually made a recovery. However this morning she done a softish poop in the litter tray and there was blood in it. Her poop is usually quite firm because she does not eat wet cat food

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the faeces, especially towards the end, may be caused by infections, parasites, colitis, food sensitivity, stress among other factors; it is important to keep an eye on Charlie and look for signs of improvement. If there is a large quantity of blood or you see no progress you should visit your Veterinarian; you should also give an anthelmintic against worms and encourage him to eat too in the meantime. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bandit
Ragdoll
1 1/2 years
Mild condition
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My cat has blood in his stools. Today is a holiday & I am not square if my vets office is open any day this weekend as it is a very small, one vet office. Should he be seen as an emergency at another office?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A small amount of blood is not alarming in cats and may be attributable to infections, parasites, colitis, poisoning, foreign objects, food intolerance among other causes; keep a close eye on Bandit for the time being but if the bleeding continues you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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kiara
Cat
1 Year
Moderate condition
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my cat has a mixture of runny and normal poo for the past week but every poo has had blood instead of it. there is a fair bit of blood inside of her poo. she's eating normal and isn't in pain.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3320 Recommendations
Most likely Kiara has colitis which may be caused by infections, parasites, food sensitivities, foreign objects among other causes; I would make sure that Kiara is upto date on anthelmintic treatments and take a sample of faeces for an examination. A check with your Veterinarian would also be important so that other causes may be ruled out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Can you help my cat please

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Amaterasu
domestic short hair
9 Weeks
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Bloody diarrhea

I have a kitten who is eating, drinking, and playing normally. But she has loose, super stinky, slightly bloody poop. Cats being cats and the fact I switched foods recently, I was just keeping on eye out. She just passed gas and it was was accompanied by a single drop of very runny, very bloody diarrhea. Again, she is otherwise fine.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different causes for bloody faeces in kittens which may be due to dietary changes, stress, infections, parasites (you should ensure she is wormed regularly) among other causes; keep an eye on her if there are no other symptoms and ensure to treat for worms, fleas and ticks. If there is no improvement or symptoms get worse, you should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Simba
moggie
10weeks
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Hi my kitten is 10 weeks old and has a bad start to his little life he has now got red blood in his poo he is on meds for diarrea. He also is under weight and does not want to eat much is he ok

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for blood in the stool which may be attributable to infection, parasites, foreign objects, colitis, dietary issues, medicine side effects (NSAIDs for example) among other conditions; it is important to keep Simba comfortable and hydrated but given his age I would suggest an examination by your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mango
dsh
10 Years
Moderate condition
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My cat is 10 and always had smelly poo. Recently deaoreah wiyh red blood.Went to vets they advised colitis and he had a week of tablets. I feed him on a new diet of sensitive food and cooked chicken. 2 small meals a day. He us really fat and think it's bloating. The poo it massive and red blood not sure what it is

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Colitis is a common cause of blood in the faeces which may be caused by infection, parasites, poisoning, foreign objects, dietary issues among other causes; it is important to treat the underlying cause and to manage the colitis together. Some cases may require low dose corticosteroids to assist with recovery but you would need to discuss treatment with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sam
British Shorthair
0
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting
Blood In Stool

My cat has been vomitting for a few days now. I thought it was because he has been eating very fast. But today I notices he has been pooping very watery and he also had a lot of blood in his poo. It was very red and slimey. He also had it his morning but i hadn’t noticed it yet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for bloody mucus stool which may include colitis, infections, parasites, foreign bodies, tumours among other causes; it is important to make sure that Sam is up to date on all anthelmintic treatments etc… Also, diet can play a part, especially if food has been changed recently; I would suggest to food a bland diet in small portions for a few days but since there is a large quantity of blood and mucus you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you very much for your anwser! I made an appointment with my vet and will be bringing him there!

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Hazel
British Longhair
2 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Hello, my cat seems to be having blood in the beginning of his feces which usually turns out quite hard. However, after this hard part of his feces with the blood is out, the rest of the feces seems to be quite normal and softer. I was wondering if this is normal and if not, is there anything I can do about it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes including anal gland issues, colitis among other causes; I would try to give Hazel some plain canned pumpkin to loosen up her stool a little bit to see if she defecated easier, if there is no improvement a general examination by your Veterinarian may be needed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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tigra
Local
6 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Hi i just want to know what happen to my cat, she's not eating for 2 days and ive notice a smelly and sticky.discharge on her mouth. Is she really sick or isnthis curable? Im really worried and its quiet xpensive ro see a vet. Tnx

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like there may be an infection in Tigra’s mouth, this may be caused by various issues but it is unusual in a young cat; try to clean Tigra’s mouth and look for any out of place teeth or any other anomalies. A visit to your Veterinarian would most likely be required for an examination and antibiotics if appropriate; it is hard to tell without carrying out a physical examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gatsby
Unsure - brown w/ black stripes, white paws&chest
5-7
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Drinking more water
Extra cuddly
Still eating
Vomiting more than I think is norma

My cat poops regularly but often outside of the litter box. Sometimes while downstairs (boxes are upstairs) he yowls but generally seems normal. Tonight I saw that some poop outside of litter box had some wet blood on it. Dripping down the stool. The poop was well formed not runny or hard. Formed, but soft. The blood was easily seen so I’m guessing that would be mucous? This is the first time I have seen blood in stool. We have 3 cats - the two males are a little overweight so I recently changed the food that’s supposed to help weight loss. My concern is that he has been pooping outside of the box for awhile and randomly yowls so combined with the blood makes me worried.
He also vomits more than the other two cats. I have never had cats before but my husband says it’s normal for hair balls etc but I’m thinking it’s above the average.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting (at least regular vomiting) isn’t normal in cats and the blood in the stool with pain is concerning; it may be that Gatsby is having difficulty passing stool leading to vocalisation, try adding some plain canned pumpkin to his diet to try and loosen his stool so that it passes easier. The defecation outside of the litter box may be down to other issues like faecal incontinence or a behavioural issue; giving these symptoms you should take Gatsby into your Veterinarian for a full physical examination to determine the cause of the bleeding and to direct treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cheeku
Mix
8 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Lethargy
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

My cat has been sick since Friday with fever and vomit and loss of appetite. Took him to vet who prescribed 3 medicinces including antibiotic and calpol. He hasnt been eating or pooping at all, but we have been forcefeeding him cerelac and hes peeing on his own. Today, he has a slime like red/maroon poop. Is it a sign of recovery or something to worry about?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Cheeku is having slimy, bloody bowel movements, it may be a progression of whatever was affecting his GI tract, as these things tend to work from the front to the back. It would be a good idea to call your veterinarian and ask what the expected time for recovery might be, and if they think that he is recovering as expected, but the positive thing with that is that you are feeding him enough for him to have a bowel movement.

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Checkers
House
11 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Dyrhea
Dyrhea, not eating, blood in poop

My cat is 11yrs was peeing all over the place and after adding 2 extra litters he stopped. He then went off his dry food, has always eaten just dry food for yrs. Changed to can food as after trying different dry food still wouldn't eat it. So now he has half a can as recommended but is always hungry. Have noticed that it appears that he is not drinking as well and has explosive dyrhea and now has blood in there to.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Checkers. From what you describe, Checkers really needs a good veterinary exam and possibly some blood work. Common diseases as cats get older are kidney disease, diabetes and thyroid disease, and he may be suffering from one of these. When your veterinarian examines him, they can make a more clear decision on what might be going on and how to treat it, but in the meantime, they will be able to help with the diarrhea so that he isn't in pain. I hope that he recovers well.

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Brewster
short hair
6 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Lethargy. Bloody stool. Dehydration

Hi! Woke up with pink blood stain on my sheets. My baby has been not eating his normal serving, but does let me know when hungry. His poo is a mixture of hard n soft. Havent seen blood. Until now. heLp! Please

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Brewster. If you are seeing blood in his stool and his appetite is decreased, it would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian today. Possible causes for this may be intestinal parasites, dietary indiscretion, a partial foreign body, or food intolerance. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him do any necessary testing, and get him treated so that he feels better. I hope he feels better soon!

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Piddles
Russian Blue
13 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Pedals is 13 years old and otherwise very healthy, but he has had blood in his stool twice in the past week and when he does it's very soft and smells awful. He's not exhibiting any symptoms of pain and is very happy and hyper. He wasn't wanting to eat his dry food for a while. Could it be an intolerance to his food that's causing him to bleed?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for blood in the stool which may include food intolerance, infections, parasites (worms and protozoa), foreign objects, tumours, anal gland disorders among other causes; if you are also noticing a foul smell as well as the blood I would recommend having Piddles’ faeces checked by your Veterinarian to be on the safe side to look out for any parasites and to get an antibiotic like metronidazole. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mochi
mixed
2 Years
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

none

My cat has had some runny poops. Not quite diarrhea, but not solid as normal. Today, a little red came out on the end of his poop. It's not IN his poop, just on top.
His poops were significantly more runny yesterday, but today they seem to be much better.
He is eating, drinking, and playing normally.
He has no other symptoms.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Mochi. If he is doign well otherwise, eating, drinking and playing normally, and the soft stool resolves, it may have been something that he ate that upset his intestines. If he continues to have the blood in his stool, or he starts vomiting or not eating, he needs to be seenn by his veterinarian to check for parasites, intestinal infection, or dietary intolrerance. I hope that he is feeling better soon.

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Phoebe
Short hair dom
11 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

She doesn't seem to have any

I noticed a little blood in my cats stool. She doesn't seem to be in pain. She is eating and drinking well. I have only noticed this twice. There is also a lot of hair in both stools.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A small amount of blood is concerning but not critical, check to see how Phoebe is defecating and if she is having difficulty passing stool as she may require more fibre in her diet (a little plain canned pumpkin). You should ensure that she is wormed on a regular basis with an effective anthelmintic as well as being fed a high quality cat food; if the blood continues or increases in severity you should visit your Veterinarian for a quick check over. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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AJ
tabby
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss, Worms

Medication Used

Profender

We are treating my 3 year old cat for worms. Treatment was applied 1 day ago. He has passed 1 long round worm but is still having a significant amount of bright red mucous blood in his stools. He is also not using the litter box all the time. I know it takes a little while for the treatment to fully work but our vet said it would start immediately. Should I take my cat back in? He’s eating normally, and acting pretty much normal. He’s a bit more lazy and sleepy lately. I’ve never had an animal bleed while having worms so I’m very concerned.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If AJ is acting normally and is having normal eating habits, bowel movements etc… I would keep an eye on him; whilst anthelmintics start working immediately (within a few hours), it may take time for the worms to be gone and another dose should be administered due to the lifecycle of worms to be sure. After treatment has finished, you should give AJ regular worming treatment alongside topical spot-on treatments as part of your prevention program. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chucky
short hair
3 Years
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat has blood in his poo and I'm worried about him this has never happened before so I'm really panicking he is eating and drinking fine so I don't know what this could be

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Blood in the stool can be caused by parasites, food intolerance, partial foreign bodies, or intestinal infection. It would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian and rule out some of these conditions, and decide whether he needs medication, or a food change.

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Kyra
Himalayan
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

i'm just worried with my cat. she has hairball problems but i already solved those by combing her everyday, adding psyllium fiber in her diet & i give her vitamins every other day. it stops or lessens her puking episodes. and now, upon checking the litter box, i noticed there was red patch on her stool like blood & it got on her butt too. plus there were instances wherein she's like blowing her nose or something. i'm not sure her condition but it just happened today. she is acting and eating fine. what is happening? what will i do to remedy this?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Kyra, I'm not sure that her signs are related to hairballs, infection, viral disease, or otherwise. It would be best to have her seen by your veterinarian, as they can examine her and make sure that she is okay. They can recommend any treatment that might be necessary. I Hope that all goes well for her.

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Kitten
house cat
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My 2 year old cat has normal looking stool with a spot of blood on it. It honestly looks like the cat went to the bathroom and then someone dropped a spoonful of blood on it.

It appears to be getting worse. More blood. Nothing out of the ordinary with the stool though.

The cat has always acted weird her whole life. I suspect the cat may be autistic or have some mental issues. BUT, she has been not covering her stool lately and scratching outside the litter box. I figured it was just her being herself, but it may be part of her issue too, not sure.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us. Possible causes for that might be parasites, colitis, dietary indiscretion, food intolerance, anal gland problems, or an intestinal infection. Since it seems to be getting worse, not better, it would be a good idea to have her seen by your veterinarian and try to get to the bottom of the cause, so that she can be treated and have normal stools.

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Step
Persian
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My Cat has blood on his poop, but it rarely happens, the last time it happened was 2 months ago, then it happened yesterday, do I have to go to my vet immediately?

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 infections, parasites, foreign objects, dietary intolerance, poisoning, colitis, tumours among other causes; I would keep an eye out for other symptoms and ensure that Step is wormed regularly with an effective anthelmintic and is fed a high quality cat food. Sometimes faecal blood is a incidental finding (constipation, stress etc…), whilst other times it requires more attention; if the blood in the faeces continues or you notice any other symptoms visit your Veterinarian otherwise bring it up at your next checkup. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Petsy
Persian
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood traces in poop

My cat’s poop contains traces of blood but she’s not experiencing any severe symptoms that could denote that she has a colon infection or such. She Is pooping normally and does not seem to have constipation. This is the first time I’ve found blood in her poop and this doesn’t happen regularly.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood may occur in the stool for a variety of reasons and may not be anything to be concerned about; infections, parasites (worms and protozoa), foreign objects, poisoning, colitis, dietary intolerance among other causes may lead to blood being present in the faeces. I would ensure that Petsy has been wormed recently with an effective anthelmintic and receives a high quality cat food; if the blood continues to be present in the faeces you should visit a Veterinarian for a checkup. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kilo
mother was Siamese father unknown
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My male cat Kilo is pooping and I have found what I consider dark blood around his poop it was quite a bit of blood he's also got a long meow he's doing while pooping like hes in pain and he's also going in random places in my apartment and he's always used his letterbox never the floor like he is now I need to know what is wrong I love my cat but I don't think I have the money to have him treated at the vet he's also roughly a year old maybe a little older

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the symptoms you’re describing including infections, parasites, foreign objects, constipation, poisoning, colitis, dietary intolerance, anal gland disorders, tumours among other causes. Without an examination I cannot say specifically what the cause is, but you should seek veterinary attention; there are many charity clinics and nonprofits which may be able to help with the cost of veterinary care, you just need to contact them (see links below). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/ https://iheartdogs.com/cant-pay-for-your-pets-needed-care-these-12-programs-can-help/ www.paws.org/cats-and-dogs/other-services/help-with-veterinary-bills/

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Felony
Manx
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Bleeding

My cat has been acting a little weird the past couple of days and even looks like he has lost a small bit of weight. He just went to the restroom and had bad diarria with bright red drops in it. What should I do, I can't afford to take him to the vet right now.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the faeces isn’t an unusual finding but can be a sign of something more serious; infections, parasites, poisoning, colitis, anal gland disorders, tumours, foreign objects among other causes may be attributable to the presence of blood. You should ensure that Felony is up to date on parasite control and that he isn’t eating anything he shouldn’t. You should visit a Veterinarian regardless of cost, there are many charity clinics and other organisations which may be able to help you in your area. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Fiesty
Black
15 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat feisty is 15 weeks old and for the past few days she has had loose poo with blood in it.. she is litter trained but seems to poo here there and everywhere and sometimes when she is sleeping too! Not a pretty site and smells awful too. When she is pooing in her litter tray her poo is loose then too. What can be the cause of this?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. One of the common causes for loose stool, diarrhea, or blood in the stool in kittens is intestinal parasites. Other causes can be intestinal infection, or infectious disease. It would be best to have her seen by your veterinarian to assess her health and hydration, and analyze a stool sample for parasites, as those are treatable. I hope that she does well.

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Bella
British shorthait
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pooing slime and blood off food

Hi my cat is 12 and has been trying for a poo quite a lot lately this morning she has been 3 times and its just pure slime and blood she isn't finishing her meals either. Do you think it could be serious?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Bella is having diarrhea, and the diarrhea is mucus and blood, and she isn't eating, I do think that she should see a veterinarian as soon as possible. There are many possible reasons for this problem, and a veterinarian can examine her, determine what might be going on, and give her any treatment that she might need.

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Kilo
mother was calico father unknown
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My male cat Kilo has started pooping in places other than his litterbox and he has a loud drawn out meow when pooping like he's in pain I noticed while cleaning up his mess there was quite a bit of blood in the floor by his poop and I would consider it dark red there's something wrong with him I love my cat my wife and kids love him even more but we don't have the money to take him to the vet I need help people please tell me what I can do for him he's 1 year old actually a little over

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the symptoms you’re describing including infections, parasites, foreign objects, constipation, poisoning, colitis, dietary intolerance, anal gland disorders, tumours among other causes. Without an examination I cannot say specifically what the cause is, but you should seek veterinary attention; there are many charity clinics and nonprofits which may be able to help with the cost of veterinary care, you just need to contact them (see links below). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/ https://iheartdogs.com/cant-pay-for-your-pets-needed-care-these-12-programs-can-help/ www.paws.org/cats-and-dogs/other-services/help-with-veterinary-bills/

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Hazie
Russian Blue
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

sometimes throws up

My cat will sometimes poop in the litter box but also outside of the box and even on the carpet by the box and not even go to the litter box. Her stools are mostly runny not really diarrhea like and some hard but mostly on the runnier side. She definitely doesn't have a problem going to the bathroom doing either one but does go more than once a day pooping. I have noticed a good bit of blood in her stools also. What could be causing this or what should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for runny stool with and without blood which may be attributable to infections, parasites, food intolerance, stress, foreign objects, colitis among other causes; you should have your Veterinarian check Hazie over to be on the safe side to determine if there is something more concerning going on. Sometimes switching to a bland diet and ensuring that she is wormed regularly may be enough, in some cases however medical management may be required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Would a dry cat food called hills science diet adult indoor food be a good kind to switch her on?

Thanks

Would this be a good cat food for her condition to start with? It’s called hills science diet adult indoor cat dry food.
Thanks

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Cupcake
Domestic cat
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody Urine
Pooping only blood

My kitten of 5 months didn't eat this afternoon and tonight I found her pooping dark red blood. She looked a little weak but seems much stronger thru the night. She pooped twice during the night. Unfortunately, it was too late to take her to the vet when I realised she was ill. What could cause it?? Worms?? I dewormed her at 12 weeks last

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the dark red blood in the faeces which may include infections, parasites, food intolerance, poisoning, stress, foreign objects, colitis among other causes; you should have your Veterinarian check Cupcake over to make sure there isn’t something more serious and you should worm Cupcake regularly (schedule varies depending on product used). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lilly
Rag doll mix
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Hides more

My cat hasn’t had a heat cycle in over 4 months. She has fleas due to the dogs in the house that aren’t mine, she isn’t gaining weight though I feed her 2-4 times a day both wet and dry food, and she has blood in her stool... any ideas of what is wrong??

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It sounds like Lilly needs a good check up with your veterinarian to see what is going on with her, and get some treatment for these problems. I unfortunately can't comment on which of these things might be causing the problems - it may be parasites, intestinal disease, abnormal hormonal cycles, or systemic disease. I hope that she is okay!

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Meep
dsh
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody poop

I recently have been feeding my cat 9 lives and he started getting diarreah. And then blood and mucus on the stool appeared. So I put him on a bland diet of tuna and rice and its been a little over 24 hours and has not improved. He hasnt been drinking as much as usual either, but hes been playing and eating normally. Hes been extremely vocal and his poops are very runny and smelly and at the end of his poop liquidy bright red blood comes out and he cries while pooping. Im very worried seeing as how he is only 8 months old and this has never happened before and hes strictly an indoor cat

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It would be best to have Meep examined by your veterinarian, as he could have intestinal parasites, an intestinal infection, or a foreign body causing those signs, among other things. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him, analyze a fecal sample, and figure out the best course of action to get him back to having normal stools.

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Tiger
tabby
9 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Poor Stool Control

Hello my cat had diarrhea for two days and then on the third day he pooped again but this time it was a soft stool with a little bit of light blood. But then the next day his poop was find and he was pooping normal again. Should I take him to the vet? He's playing and eating, drinking water.

P.s. He doesn't have poor stool control he's fine now

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If he seems to have recovered and is eating and drinking normally with no signs of stool problems, you should be fine to monitor him for now, but if the problems persist, he should be seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible. I hope everything goes well for Tiger.

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Lunar
tabby
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Appetite
Mouth breathing
Blood In Stool

My male cat is pooping blood and some times breathes through his mouth for a couple of seconds at a time. The mouth breathing isn't a regular occurrence, but still worries me. He also hasn't been eating any food we give him.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for blood in the stool and a loss of appetite which may include colitis, foreign objects, infections, parasites, stress among other causes; without examining Lunar I cannot be certain of a specific cause but you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to diagnose the underlying condition. You should ensure that Lunar is kept hydrated in the meantime. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
domestic short hair
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat recently started to 'fart' and whilst checking if she was spraying diarrhea all over my bedsheets, I discovered bright red blood coming from her anus. I haven't noticed any struggles pooping, peeing, or symptoms of pain. What do you recommend to do or what this may be?

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 be caused by infections, parasites, foreign objects, anal gland disorders, food sensitivity, colitis, poisoning among other causes; without examining Luna and taking a stool sample I cannot say what the specific underlying cause is. You should visit your Veterinarian for a general check up and to check a faecal sample for parasites. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Fluffy
Long haired
4 years old ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,...
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Pooping blood sneezing heavy breathsickcatw

My cat was ran over a year and a half ago it took him a couple months but was back to normal he loves to go outside but for a week now he hasnt went out he just lays around not eating much at all but is drinking blood drips from his rectum while he is laying and when he poops its all blood hes been sneezing since hes been in and breating heavy he normally uses a litter box but hasnt in a few days goes where ever he stands and smells awful

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Fluffy’s symptoms are unrelated to the car accident, however you description is more consistent with Fluffy having colitis from an infection (bacterial or parasitic) and would require a visit to your Veterinarian for an examination and a course of antibiotics (if diagnosis is confirmed). Without examining Fluffy I cannot say what the specific cause is or recommend any specific prescription medication. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jax
Bengal
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My kitten has bloody stools sometimes. I noticed his poop is mostly fur. We never see fur on the furniture or clothes. The blood is on outside of poop like he pushed too hard or something. He is never expressing pain or discomfort. He eats raw chicken in morning and blue buffalo wilderness grain free kitten kibbles rest of day. Has two water fountains he drinks from. This is diet he had with breeder and we have not changed anything. He is a bengal (carries snow leopard and lynx). I am hoping this just a fur in the poop issue and nothing serious.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for the presence of fresh blood in Jax’s stool which may include colitis, infections, parasites, tumours, poisoning, foreign objects, food sensitivity among other causes; the presence of hair/fur isn’t uncommon as a cat which grooms itself and doesn’t bring up hairballs will most likely pass them. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side to determine the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Winston
tabby
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Blood In Stool

I have had my kitten since September where I adopted him from the animal shelter. Since I got him, every time he poops there is a large drop of blood at the end, and his stool is often very soft.

I have taken him to the vet, where he has been dewormed several times, and treated for coccidiosis. Another vet suggested that he has anxiety, and gave a medicine that did not help at all. He is otherwise healthy, and is always hungry.

We have other cats in the house, who are usually healthy although recently one of the other cats had the same symptoms, but only a couple times.

I am booking another vet appointment, but wanted to get another opinion. Is it possible that he was reinfected with coccidiosis? Thanks!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Coccidia can be difficult to get rid of in the environment, and can be carried by other cats who may not show signs. It might be a good idea to take a stool sample from each cat to determine whether any of the other cats have it. Testing for Giardia might be a good idea as well. Your veterinarian should be able to determine the cause of the problem for you. I hope that everything goes well for everybody.

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Baykit
tabby
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Male cats pooping blood of just one spot on his poop he acts fine like nothing wrong same loveable cuddle ball. My 2 year old kinda.hits him not hard any advice

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The odd drop of blood in the stool isn’t usually anything to be concerned about, but large quantities of blood or other symptoms or more concerning; a spot of blood may be indicative of infection, constipation, anal gland disorders, tumours, colitis among other conditions. Keep an eye on things for now and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement or other symptoms develop. If constipation is a concern, if straining you could add some plain canned pumpkin to the food to ease passage. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gizmo
Short haired house cat
6 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody
Bloody in poo

Hi I've found my cats poop and quite an amount of red blood inside and outside the poop? The suspected cat is well and ok. But I'm worried it could of been my other cat that's showing signs of being withdrawn. She's stayed in my bedroom most of the day and eating little

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It would be a good idea to separate the cats to determine who is having the problem - Your cat that is hiding in your bedroom and not eating should probably be seen by a veterinarian, regardless of whether she is the one having bloody stools. When you figure out who is having the bloody stools, you can have your veterinarian examine them to see what might be going on and recommend any necessary treatment. I hope that all goes well for both of them.

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Patches
Mix
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat has two large blood clots in his stool this evening. He has been eating fine and still moving around. We have recently treated him for fleas because he was bitten quite a bit. We also had a flea collar on him that ate his hair and had an antibiotic in the summer. I would like to know what I can do at home for him to prevent a vet visit?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Possible causes for that amount of blood in Patches' stool might be parasites, a foreign body, an intestinal infection, or a systemic disease. Without knowing what is causing the blood or being able to examine Patches, I can't really recommend anything to help clear up the problem. Since he is having that much blood in his stool, it would be a good idea to have him seen sooner vs later to try and figure out what is causing it and get treatment for him. I hope that everything goes well for him.

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Pansy
Tortoiseshell
8 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in poo

My 8 month old female,semi long haired tortoise shell kitten has blood in her poo a few times a week. She also occasionally has pale paws and she isn't like her brother and sister, she eats very little, doesn't jump on the worktop and doesn't beg for food. Sometimes she sneezes and wheezes. She's been on hypoallergenic food for about 6 months. She's had three days of fecal tests and blood tests. Our vet has no idea

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure how long the problem has been going on for with Pansy, or any other health history for her. Without examining her or knowing more, I'm not sure that I can shed any light on what might be going on with her to cause problem for her. If your veterinarian does not know what might be going on or has not been able to suggest any medications that might help her problem, it might be a good idea to have a second opinion - everyone has a different range of experiences, and another opinion may give an alternative test or treatment that may help her. I hope that you are able to resolve her problems.

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Angel
Feral, dhc
10 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea, blood, pain

Medication Used

Bio flora, diomec plus, nutrostim

My Kitten is 10 weeks old, weighs 460g, was treated for coccidia 2 weeks ago. Now she has diarrhea (very watery) with drops of blood on top. She is in Pain when she has to go. She is playful and eating alot. What is wrong.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should check Angel’s faeces again for Coccidia in case she is still infected, it is not uncommon for kittens to require additional courses of therapy. Without examining Angel or checking her faeces I cannot say what is the cause; infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, diet, stress among other factors may lead to diarrhoea with blood. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Poppy
British Shorthair
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

sick
Weightloss
Blood In Stool

My cat Poppy (British short hair, 4 years old) is sick every day, it is quite watery and usually yellowy/brown. She also has blood in her poo regularly. She now has lost 1/3 of her body weight and is looking smaller and smaller, we thought it was hair balls so have been giving her hairball medicine, however she seems to be getting worse. We have also been watching what she eats and we know she can't eat lamb, thus have stopped giving it to her. what other illness could cause this? We had a blood test and it didn't show up anything and she also has her worms medication. Please Help, Thanks.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email Without being able to examine Poppy, I can't comment on what might be wrong with her, and I'm not sure what blood tests or medication she has had. Common causes for diarrhea in cats inclue parasites that may not be treated with routine dewormers, like Giardia or coccidia; a food intolerance other than lamb, inflammatory bowel disease, or cancer. It would be best to follow up with your veterinarian and let them know that she isn't improving, as they can recommend further tests or treatments. I hope that she is okay.

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Kiki
Siamese
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Rash
Smell

My cat has a strange rash on the bottom areas of her belly and inner part of her legs. It's pink and she seems to be licking it alot. It also has a musty feet smell to it. Is it something I should be worried about it? Is there something I can do at home to make it better?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Smell plus rash is most likely a skin infection which should be seen by your Veterinarian; there are medicated shampoos but it would be best to get some oral antibiotics/antifungals to help with treatment along with topical treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Penny
Calico
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool
Blood In Stool/anus

My 3 year old cat is pooping with drips of bright red blood. She is newly adopted; her medical history shows no symptoms previously. After walking around my house her anus looked to be red and I found a few additional drops on the floor not with poop. I can't take her anywhere until the morning any suggestions???

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A few drops of blood in the stool may be attributable to stress, parasites, infections, foreign objects, dietary issues, constipation among other causes; this is something which would wait until morning, but in the meantime ensure that Penny is kept hydrated and comfortable. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pitta
Russian grey
16 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood in stool, pain deficating

My senior cat has blood in her stool. She’s had this before and an antibiotic has cured it. I recently changed her diet, and I have been away from her for 4 days (she has a sitter).

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Pitta may be having a reaction to the new diet, or have a stress colitis from being away from you for that time period, but given her age, and the fact that she has blood in her stool, she should probably be seen by your veterinarian. At her age, things can deteriorate quickly, and your veterinarian will be able to give her an examination and treat her to make sure that she is okay. I hope all goes well for Pitta!

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Me socks
Himalayan, ragdoll
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool

I have a 2 year old male cat and I noticed he had runny bright red blood in his poop. At first it was just a little bit and since I just changed his food I thought it was just a digestive problem, but it’s been about two weeks and he still is and now at larger amounts. And other then the poop he acts normal, still eats and drinks and is healthy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes for fresh blood to appear in the faeces including dietary changes, infections, colitis, parasites, poisoning, foreign objects, tumours among other causes. I cannot say without examining Me Socks what the specific cause is but I would keep an eye on things during the weekend and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bobby
Turkish Angora
8 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
No appetite
non-responsive
weak paws

Hello Bobby is a white male neutered cat, about 8 years old. He always goes outside to do his thing, so I cannot tell how long the blood is going on. Yesterday morning, everything was still fine (eating, drinking, walking, cuddling). When I came back home midday, he was lethargic, and I saw a huge amount of blood like a lake, dropped unto the wooden floor. He would never have done this before - he does not even like to use the tray toilet! After this, no eat nor drink anymore, walks two steps, falls in rest mode and looks like in a haze. He would not look at me anymore. This morning first pee, then same thing (blood lake) (this time in tray, as he only abides in the living room now, and does no go out, as he cannot walk anymore?) What could this be? So weird, and so sudden? (I suspect he'd been eating something poisonous). Thank you

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that this is happening to Bobby. It would be best to have him examined immediately by a veterinarian to determine what might be going on, whether he has an infectious disease, parasites, foreign body, intestinal infection, or traumatic injury. He may need supportive care and testing to determine the best course of treatment for him. He does need care right away. I hope that he is okay.

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Rex
tabby
13 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

none

Medication Used

none

My cat is 13 years old and he is overweight and i notice its hard for him to clean his self properly so im not sure if the dirt is causing him to poop with some blood in it but im scared for my little man , what can i do for him ?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Rex is having blood in his stool, he should be seen by a veterinarian to determine the cause of his problem. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Odin
Felix
8 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat has got blood on his poo. It doesn't seem to be in it but more around it. He has only done it once and not eaten his breakfast when usually has a huge apitite, he was a stray so have no medical history, should I do anything about this or keep monitoring for the time being

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for blood in the stool and sometimes it is a one time thing; infections, parasites, foreign objects, dietary issues, poisoning, colitis, tumours among other issues may cause blood to be present. Make sure that Odin isn’t straining whilst defecating and if he is add a little plain canned pumpkin into his food to help with passage. Monitor him for the time being and if you notice other symptoms or are generally concerned pop into your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side; if you haven’t wormed him in a while, I would recommend you do so. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Prince
tabby
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I recently noticed a little bit of blood towards the end my cat's poop and I was wondering if it means something concerning. It also had a small bit of slimmynes too.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A little blood when defecating may be due to a variety of causes which include infection, parasites, foreign objects, dietary intolerance, colitis, poisoning, tumours among other causes; you should keep an eye on Prince for the time being and review his diet etc… if the blood continues or you notice any other symptom you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Psych
Mixed breed
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat is about 3 years old. She has very runny diarrhea and has some blood. She doesn’t realize she is pooping and runs around playing while she is pooping. She eats and plays like normal . Doesn’t express any pain. This has happened 3 or 4 times now in the past 3 years and it seems to be getting worse . It has been about a week since she started the diarrhea again and just now started pooping blood. What could this be? Someone said it could be a disease that killed their cat. I’m very worried.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Possible causes for Psych's problems might be parasites, dietary indiscretion, intestinal infection, or a dietary intolerance. It would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, as they can check a stool sample, examine her, and determine the best course of treatment for her.

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Snowball
Persian
17 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat is pooping blood. Wet, small piles all over the bedroom. Hasn’t eaten all day and she’s been missing the litter box. She’s on a prescription strength cat food hills y/d for a thyroid issue.

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 be due to infections, parasites, colitis, poisoning, cancer, diet among many other causes; you should visit your Veterinarian immediately for an examination to try to determine the specific cause for the blood. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luffy
Chartreux
11 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Medication Used

none

When my cat poops all that comes out is really jelly like bright red blood or runny poops is there anything i can give him to help this problem? Other then his bathroom problems he is a happy well behaved cat who plays well with our young kitten and enjoys cuddles with myself and my boyfriend

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Luffy may have colitis which may may cause the presence of jelly like blood in the stool; colitis may be triggered by infections, parasites, poisoning, stress, diet among other conditions. You should try to feed Luffy a bland diet and ensure that he is kept hydrated; if there is no improvement after a few days of small regular bland food meals you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bandit
DOMESTIC
10 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

Hi, my cat Bandit was constipated for roughly 3 days or less and then had 2 long hard looking log poops and now has been having diarrhea with bright red blood. I was wondering if this is a cause for concern and how i can help him

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The presence of blood may be related to the constipation and may improve over the next day or so, however you should check in with your Veterinarian to be on the safe side if there is a large quantity of blood as there may have been a few different causes for the constipation and it is best to get Bandit checked over the be on the safe side. Foreign objects, tumour and other issues may cause constipation and bleeding. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buster
domestic short hair
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, bloody poop, incontinence

My cat, buster(2yo) , occasionally has really soft bm's with blood mixed in. Over the last two days he's been vomiting about twice a day and this morning he has peed twice Outside of the litter box... Why is this happening?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Buster may be having a GI upset, or a urinary tract problem that needs to be treated. He sounds like he needs to see a veterinarian to have an exam. They'll be able to look at him, determine what might be going on, and recommend any testing or treatment that he may need. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Pablo
short hair
8 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool
Smelly poop
His butt hole also looks red
Slimy green poop as well

What is wrong with my cat? See symptoms he pooped on the floor over night which doesn’t happen (he was in a closed room but that is normal) he pooped on the carpet and the poop didn’t look too good. There should be an option for a picture

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are commonly affected by parasites, and he may have one. It would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian, and they can analyze a fecal sample to make sure that he doesn't have any parasites that need to be treated, and treat him for his stool problems.

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Shadow
tabby
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

diaharria
diaharria, bloody

my 3/almost 4 yr. old cat Shadow had a brite red bloody, slimy/mucus like bowel movement this morning. He is eating and acting the same as always...should i be worried and WAT DO I DO??? IDK wat i wood do if something ever happened to him!!!!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats can be affected by parasites, intestinal infections, or partial foreign bodies. It would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian in the next day or two, and take a fecal sample with you, so that they can determine what might be going on and give him any treatment that he may need. I hope that all goes well for him!

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Apollo
Cat
8 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood and mucus in stools

I have 2 kittens and one has blood and mucus and his stools are runny they are 8 weeks old and would like some advice. I changed their diet on Friday as I ran out of the food I was given. I have feed them on boiled chicken since yesterday and.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for blood and mucus in the faeces which may include sudden diet changes; other causes may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, stress among other causes. Without examining Apollo and possibly examining the faeces I cannot say what the specific cause is; see how he responds with the boiled chicken and ensure he is kept hydrated, if there is no improvement visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you! I took them both to the vets last night and found out that they are about 7 weeks old. They we're proscribed antibiotics and prokolin and were told to feed them boiled chicken 6 times a day. Thank you for your advice

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Dosha
Cat
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I have a 8 month old kitten, i noticed yesterday that she pooped in the bathtub it was alot of blood, today she went back to the bathtub and pooped a dime size spot of blood. Could it be parasites?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are very prone to parasites, and that is one possibility for those signs. A fecal sample run by your veterinarian will identify if any parasites are present so that appropriate medication can be given. If no parasites are seen on the exam, they will be able to look at Dosha and determine what else might be going on.

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Lyon
Maine Coon
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool and pooping outside

My cat is 2 year old recently he has been acting aggravated and pooping outside of his liter box which is very unusual for him today he pooped in several different places and there was fresh blood in it too and I saw him sitting up right on the carpet and dragging himself

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the symptoms you are describing here which may include irritation, anal gland disorders, parasites, tumours, trauma, foreign objects among other causes. Without examining him I cannot say what the specific cause is but would recommend cleaning around the anus after each defecation with a chlorhexidine wipe and giving him some plain canned pumpkin to help with defecation. If there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lila
Unknown
9 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Red lump in stool

One of my cats decided to poop on the floor today and it had a weird red lump in it. It was the color of blood but it wasn't liquid. It was a lump right in the middle of the stool, kind of looks like it could be a sack of blood, if that's a thing. It's about twice the size of a pea. The stool was solid.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1611 Recommendations
Given your description of Lila's stool, it would be a good idea to have her examined, and find out the cause of the strange blood in her stool. She may have a parasite, or a food intolerance, and may need medication to treat that.

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Bugs
Persian
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat is 5 and a half months old. Its been a week since there’s blood in his feces, just a droplet. There’s no blood in his litter box. He eating just like before and super active all the time. He is getting his sleep on time as well. Im really worried about him.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1611 Recommendations
If you saw blood in Bugs's stool, he should be seen by a veterinarian to make sure that he doesn't have parasites that need to be treated. He sounds like he is doing well otherwise, and this may be a minor problem for him.

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Kitkat
American Shorthair
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine
Blood In Stool

My 7yr old cat has been squatying in corners outside her litterbox and squatting as if she eas going to poop but only drops of blood comes out. She doesnt make noise, if she sees you looking she continues only if you try to touch her or move her when shes in this position does she cry

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3320 Recommendations
There are a few possible causes for Kitkat’s issue which may include constipation, anal trauma, foreign objects, tumours among other causes; without examining Kitkat’s anus I cannot say specifically what the cause is but would recommend trying to improve fibre content in the diet with some plain canned pumpkin, however is she is showing signs of pain it would be best to visit your Veterinarian directly for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dusty
Unknown
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

No changes in his behaviou
No changes in his behaviour

Hi there,

My cat who is 1yr 2 months (I adopted a few weeks ago) had wet poos last night with bright red blood. Then today extremely runny poos but with no blood that I could see.

His behaviour hasn’t changed or his food and he’s eating like usually and using the litter box as usual.

I did try him on bio pet relax (spray) as he’s a very scared cat so wanted to try something to help relax him. I sprayed 5 pumps as directed into his water last night for the first time -this is the only thing that’s different that he’s consumed.

I know he’s had ring worm in the past as a kitten and was sensitive to the medication making him very ill.

Should I be concerned that it might possibly be a serious condition or could the bio pet relax spray have something to do with his runs

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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BioPet Relax contains not toxic or dangerous ingredients as listed on their website: Catnip, Hop Flower, Passion Flower, Cistus can, Clematis, Ignatia, Impatiens, Ornithag, Prunus; it may be that one of the ingredients may cause some gastrointestinal sensitivity in Dusty, you should change the water and thoroughly clean the bowl out and monitor. If the stool continues to contain blood or you notice other symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kiwing
Tabby Cat
2 Days
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Hi my senior cat is making noise maybe in pain.recently she tried to poop n urine. She like trying to urine everywhere n shaking her bottom. Use to have this urine problem before but was treated.now it came back again but I noticed light pink blood present. Pls advice? Any instalment for vet treatment?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Kiwing is having blood in her urine and is urinating frequently and in unusual places, she needs to be seen by a veterinarian. She may have an infection, or other urinary problem, and without seeing her, I cannot comment on what might be going on.

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Hank
tabby
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody stool

My cat hank was just to the vet and had a clean bill of health but I've noticed a little blood in his stool. He is very active, still eating well and no runs or anything out of ordinary. Is it normal for blood in stool?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood in the stool isn’t normal but may occur for a variety of reasons which may include infections, parasites, anal gland disorders, tumours, colitis, foreign objects, poisoning among other causes. Keep an eye on Hank for the time being and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Milly
Tortoiseshell
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Mucous in Stool
Loose stool
Bloody stool

I have a kitty that has had bloody mucousy stools. I took her to the vet and they tested her stool. It was negative for parasites so she was put on a 21 day antibiotic. She just finished that. I do have 3 other cats. Today I just saw a bloody mucousy stool in one of the litter boxes but I'm not sure who it came from yet. I will be watching to figure out who it is, but I'm looking at 2 scenarios: it is the same kitty and something is wrong that antibiotics didn't fix- what could that be? Or it is another kitty- could there have been some kind of contagious thing that caused this? Thank you so much.

Also, it's probably worth noting that the bloody stools are somewhat loose and very smelly.
Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Infections and parasites are common causes for bloody stools, but other causes may also lead to bloody stools which may include dietary intolerance, colitis, poisoning, tumours among other causes; I would recommend isolating the affected cat with a litter tray for a few hours until defecation and see if the bloody stool is coming from them or not. Either way, another trip to your Veterinarian would be advised. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maverick
Ragdoll
11 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

We just brought our 11 week old kitten home last week. He was de wormed and had all his up to date shots. I noticed the last three days when he poops there is bright red blood left on his bum. Should I be seriously concerned? Or keep an eye on it. He’s eating and drinking and playing like normal.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3320 Recommendations
The presence of blood around the anus can be concerning and may be due to a few different causes including trauma, colitis, gland disorders, foreign objects, infections, parasites, stress among other causes. You should wipe the area after each defecation and monitor, if there is no improvement or it gets worse you should visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side especially considering his age. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bella
Long haired calico
9 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Tiny bit of blood in stool

My cat had a drop of blood in her stool, most of the stool was soft enough for litter to stick to it and it somewhat kept its shape except for one piece that was a little harder but still had litter stuck to it. She has had constipation issues in the past and impacted anal glands as well as being "diagnosed" with a sensitive tummy (she tends to eat a lot very fast, plus she is a long haired designated groomer). She ate right after she went and she also played very well. Should I take her to the vet immediately or is this something that can be watched and waited on?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1611 Recommendations
If Bella is eating and drinking and acting normally otherwise, you may be okay to monitor her stools, and see if the problem continues. If she continues to have blood in her stool, or soft stools, or starts vomiting or not eating, then it would be best to have her seen.

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Angel
Mix wild bob and domestic
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My cat has dark red blood in her stool. Her stool smells bad but, it’s not runny or constipated at all. She has been doing this for some time still eats and drinks 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, dietary issues, poisoning, colitis, tumours among other causes; without examining Angel I cannot say what the specific underlying cause could be. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to narrow in on a diagnosis so the right treatment may be given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pebbles
tabby
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat has been having blood in his poop for the past two days, the poop is soft to where the litter sticks to it. He eats, plays, and acts like himself. Is this something that need immediate attention or should I just continue to keep an eye on it?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kittens are prone to intestinal parasites, and Pebbles may need medication for the blood in his stool. Since he is acting normally otherwise, it does not seem to be an emergency, but it would be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian so that they can check for parasites and see what treatment he might need.

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Casperado Von Meowling
American shorthair tuxedo
17 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My 17 year old male cat has had loose stool for several months now. I've determined tat it's diet related as the only food he can even keep down is fancy feast wet foods. (He used to eat all natural, holistic diets). Today, when I cleaned his box, I noticed his stool was solid but had some bloody streaks. I'm assuming it's because he's not used to passing something that solid. He's acting perfectly normal, keeping himself very clean, and has a healthy appetite. What are your thoughts?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm a little concerned with the blood in Casperado's stool, especially if it follows months of loose stool and if he is vomiting. It seems that something may be going on with his GI tract, and he might benefit from some medication to help his stool consistency. Probiotics may also help, and FortiFlora is one that you can get either from a veterinarian or a pet store. If the loose stool resumes, or the blood continues, he should probably be seen by a veterinarian to see what might be going on with him.

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Poptarts
Cat
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cats stool had bright blood in it. He is eating/drinking and acting normal. He doesn’t seem to be in any pain and has a normal appetite. No trauma to his stomach or anywhere else. His stool is somewhat funnier than usual as well. Do I need to take him into the vet or an emergency animal hospital?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Poptarts had one bowel movement that had that blood and seems bright and normal otherwise, you should be okay to keep a close eye on him. If the blood continues, worsens, or he stops eating or starts vomiting, then he should be seen right away by a veterinarian.

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Ferguson
tabby
9 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Acts fine

My cat was found pooping in my closet this morning, there was some blood and it was mucus like and also a huge ball of poop. I’m concerned first because there’s blood and also because he has never not used his litter box.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I agree, this is very abnormal behavior for a cat. Since Ferguson defecated in an abnormal place, and there was blood in it, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as he may have parasites, an intestinal infection, or a foreign body. A veterinarian will be able to look at him, determine what might be going on, and recommend any treatment that he may need.

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Sam
domestic short hair
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Not Eating
Peeing blood
pooping blood

Medication Used

Insulin

My cat is a diabetic and has been pooping a dark liquid and i want to know if i should be concerned. She was originally taking a steriod medicine prescribed by the vet for itchiness, hair loss, and scabs and then when that seemed to be making her pee blood we started her on an antibiotic which has resulted in her vomiting. Now she is pooping a liquid reddish brown substance

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Sam is not eating and is having bloody diarrhea, she should see her veterinarian yes. There may be more going on with her, as steroids don't typically cause bloody urine, and she seems to be having a few issues. I hope that all goes well for her.

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benji
Tuxedo
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Blood In Stool
diahhera

my cat recently bit my friend and his hand got infected so the quarentined my cat at the pound for 10 days and when I picked him up he has diarrhea with some blood in It, he popped on the side of the liter box and by my door the first few days back home but he is still having diarrhea and blood in a couple of the stools. he eats and plays normally though.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Stress can cause that kind of problem for Benji, as can parasites. Since he has recently been through a fairly traumatic event, and it has been going on for a few days, it might be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian, just to make sure that he is okay and see if he needs treatment after this happened to him.

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Ivt
American Shorthair
Less then a 1 year
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat has red blood in her stool and is vary runny what could be causing this to happen I have 3 other cat and there's is normal. She is still active and play with other cat. She still eats like normal.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for loose stool with blood which includes colitis, poisoning, infections, parasites, foreign objects among other issues; if this is a constant issue with a lot of blood you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jet
Domesti
Four Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Healthy

My cat just went to the bathroom and I saw blood in his stool. He has had this in the past but not often. He is eating and drinking well and show no sign of any illness. Should I be worried. I am taking him to the vet next month for his yearly checkup. Could I wait until then and let the doctor know?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3320 Recommendations
There are many causes for the presence of blood in the stool which may include stress, colitis, dietary intolerance, tumours, infections, parasites, foreign objects, anal gland disorders, poisoning among other conditions. Keep an eye on Jet for the time being but if there is a larger quantity of blood or you notice any other symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian earlier. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lucy
Calico
10 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

My cat had a small puddle of blood in her stool and a tiny blood clot. The stool was soft but shaped like regular, but under it was a small puddle of blood. When I cleaned it up, I saw there was a tiny blood clot with it. She is also an indoor/outdoor cat.

I don’t know the severity so I guessed. I am asking because I don’t know how severe it could be.

And she is more than 10 but I don’t remember when my family got her because I was little.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Lucy is doing well otherwise, eating and drinking and bright and happy, you may be able to monitor her stools. This may be a one time thing. If the blood continues, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian to see what might be causing the blood in her stool and get any treatment that she might need.

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Hades
Unknown
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool
mild Diarrhea

My cat is acting completely normal, even while pooping. But today his poop was very soft (but solid) and a strange greenish color, with bright, vivid smears of blood on top (not mixed in). He immediately felt well enough to jump and sprint after a bug in the yard, and has been as happy and friendly as ever. My mom says he probably ate something bad and it will resolve itself soon, but the amount of blood and strange consistency are worrying me. Is this something serious, or should I listen to my mom? I don't have much money for vet appointments so I really can't afford to take him if he will get better on his own.
P.S. I know most vets recommend keeping cats inside, but he was a stray living in the woods outside our house before we adopted him, and hates to be indoors.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Hades I cannot say for sure, but he is otherwise in good spirits and running around you should keep a close eye on things and make sure that he is up to date with worming etc… If you notice more blood or any other symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leo
long hair
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood clots in poop

Should I worry if my cat is pooping blood with blood clots. This is first time it has happen. I just moved and he has shown signs of stress. His food has remained the same.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The presence of blood in the faeces maybe related to stress, however you should keep an eye on Leo for the time being as there are other causes of faecal blood including infections, parasites, poisoning, dietary intolerance among other causes. If there is no improvement in faecal quality visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Hayman
Persian
7 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating Outside Litterbox
Blood In Stool

Why my Male cat suddenly starts peeing next to the letter box ? Every few days or once a week sometimes .
I also noticed a couple of red bulls drops in stool .
He is 7 years old . I have another cat Also who is 5. There is no change of behavior in both cats

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Those are common signs of problems with an infection or disease of the bladder. The best thing to do would be to take Hayman to a veterinarian who can examine him and analyze a urine and fecal sample to see what might be going on and get any treatment that he may need.

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Cheddar
Domestic shorthair
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
none
Blood In Stool
eating poop

I have two cats, and have noticed blood in the feces of both of them. One recently ate her own poop and immediately puked it up, then had a little bit of diarrhea that I noticed had red in it. The other hasn't puked, I've just seen some blood in her stool. Both of them have pretty smelly poops. They're both acting normal and are eating and drinking water normally.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3320 Recommendations
There are a few different causes for the presence of blood in the stool which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, food intolerance, stress, poisoning among other causes; if both cats are affected it is possible that a parasite or infection is the cause. You should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side since the smell is so bad. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buster/Marie/Berlioz
dsh
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loose stools

Hi, I have 3 cats that seem very happy and healthy - except on and off I am finding very loose stools in their litter trays.
They are not off their food, are drinking well and are very lively.

I'm not sure which cat is unwell as it seems to occur over night and there are some firm stools in the tray.

Two of them have just been to the vets for neutering and spaying so have had recent health checks/been seen by a vet.

About 7 weeks ago they all had upset stomachs and I successfully used a pre/probiotic paste recommended by the vets.

They have been flea and worm treated using Broadline and are due again on the 19th August.

I wonder what might be causing the problems and what I can do to prevent it?
I do give them different brands of foods but this seems like quite an extreme reaction?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Loose stools may be caused by the food change, and without knowing which cat it is, or if it is all three cats, it is hard to say what might be causing this. If one of the cats has not recently been dewormed, having a fecal sample checked might be a good idea, and keeping the same food consistently for a week or two might clear everything up and let you know if the food changes were the problem.

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Prince, Precious & Keaton
Cat
3 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
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Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I have three cats, all three of them have bright red blood in their stool recently. I brought home a new kitten about a month ago and on august 3rd i found out all my other three cats contracted feline calici virus (FCV) from the kitten, so i got pain meds and antibacterial meds and lysine, plus i had to feed my cats soft food versus their dry food because of the ulcers. Now ive been noticing blood in their stool i figured it might have been the wet food since they arent used to that but it doesnt seem to be going away. I feed them whiskas and the wet food i fed them for about a week and a half while giving them their meds was whiskas too. My two cats are 3 and a half, the other is 2 and a half and they have always been eating whiskas. Should i change to a better food? My cats are still playing, not lethargic, they dont look in pain when using the litter box and the poop is kinda soft with a weird salmon color to it (im going to assume thats the dye from the seafood selection which is the same color). Im just wondering if its possible that this food is the cause since i know whiskas doesnt have a "fixed" recipe, ive been thinking about changing their diet to Nutrience Sub Zero Food. Thank you in advanced for your help as the vet is not open until tomorrow!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It seems that all the cats may be having a problem with the food, or parasites, as those are things that can commonly affect multiple cats. It might be a good idea to change them all to a GI diet that is available from your veterinarian, as that will help calm down their intestinal tracts and see if the food was the problem. Since this does not sound like an emergency, calling your veterinarian in the morning, letting them know what is going on, and asking for a prescription for that GI diet is reasonable thing to do.

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Snowflake
DOMESTIC
5 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

I just checked my cat’s poop and there are bright red drops of blood in it. She is eating fine, acting normal, but the poop was firm. I don’t know if I should go to the vet immediately. I just lost my job so I am tight on funds but if you think it is necessary I will for sure go.

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Emmit
Short hair mixed
6 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Poop in blood
Uses the litter box a lot to poop

So my kitten emmit for the past week has had blood in her poop I thought it would go away in a couple days but it didn’t and she’s been pooping a lot with some blood on it and it’s not a regular stool it’s like mashed potato’s like of but thicker, she’s still the same hyperactive kitten and doesn’t cry or anything when going to the bathroom or when I pick her up I called the vet and they said to come get some $10 medicine but I don’t get paid till this Thursday and I’m getting worried I’m doing something wrong could it be she’s eating dog food when I’m not looking, she’s never eaten something unless me o my partner is in the room she’s weird like that. The vet said to keep an eye on her. Please help

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Emmit is otherwise bright and happy and eating and drinking, you may be fine to wait until you can pick up the medication, but it would be a good idea to make sure that she has been dewormed as well, as parasites can cause that problem.

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Joe
Orange tabby
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine
Blood In Urine, pooping blood

I have an orange cat he’s aboit 1 years old and I just noticed today that he’s been only pooping blood and peeing blood nothing else no stool just blood he still has the same energy and same appetite

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It would be best to have Joe seen right away by a veterinarian if he is urinating and defecating blood - that might become a very serious problem, quickly, and getting him treated early will be best for him.

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Binx
short hair
3 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood on butt hole only

My kitten is 3 months 13 days old and it’s a male, the first day we got him he barely went until later that night. If he didn’t seem on any pain . Today he has use the litter box a few times but as I went to look there was blood on the outside of his butt hole . My pet insurance doesn’t start for a few days and the vet where we got him said he was healthy . :( idk what to do and I’m scared

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Anita
Calico
2 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Slimy bloody poop

My 2 month old kitten has been treated for worms specifically tape worms and before she was untreated I never found blood in her stool (she also has all her shots up to date and went in for her 2nd round of dewormer). She was pushing for a bit longer and when I cleaned her she had slimy blood on her anus. Im wondering if it is normal for her to do this after being treated with worms or if I should take her back to the vet with a stool sample.

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Simba
DOMESTIC
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Blood In Stool

My cat is about 7 months old. He eats all of the time but he has diarrhea very often and he’s not really getting fatter. He’s skinny and I can feel his hips. I’ve noticed small amounts of blood in his poop which is not as runny as it usually is. He had worms but I gave him worm medicine bought from the store. I can’t afford a vet. What should I do and what could the problem be/ solutions?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Simba, I can't diagnose anything for him, but a common cause of what you are describing in a young cat are parasites, and they can't all be treated by OTC dewormers. He should have a fecal exam done to see if he has other parasites, and treated if he does. There are many clinics that offer a 'free first exam' that would allow you to have him seen at a lower cost.

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Nacho
domestic short hair
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Stool

Hello, two days ago, I adopted a 7 month old male cat from a foster family home. He is very active, affectionate, and playful. However, I noticed today that there was blood in his stool. He is an indoor cat and according to the records, he should have all his vaccination. He is pretty skinny, but not to an extent which would seem unhealthy. He did not seem to be in pain while pooping, and he did not have diarrhea either. The poop seemed normal at the beginning, but the later "pieces" were covered in dark red blood. Thank you for your advise!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Nacho, I can't diagnose anything for him, but kittens are commonly affected by parasites, or a food change may be causing an intestinal problem. Cats can also get a stress colitis from change. It would be best if he saw a veterinarian, to check a fecal sample and examine him and make sure that he is okay. Your veterinarian can recommend a medication or treatment for the bloody stool.

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