Q. My mom's cat has blood in her stool. She is pretty old. Probably 15+ yrs. Any ideas what it could be or what we can do at home until vet opens in am?
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM
A. There is not really anything you can do until morning. Red blood in or on the stool is usually a sign of bleeding in the last part of the intestinal tract (colon, rectum) and could even be from being constipated and pressing hard to get the stool out. Of course there are other causes as well, and your vet should be able to do a thorough exam. I think your mom's kitty will be fine until tomorrow morning. Make sure she has enough fresh water available.