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Q. 2 yr old spayed cat has blood on rectum and I see it in litter box occasionally. What might be wrong?

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. She might have eaten something spoiled that is causing this. withhold food for 18 hours then offer him boiled boneless chicken and rice every 6 hours in small portions. if she is eating and not vomiting, continue with this diet for 2 days.

After 2 days, you can put her back gradually on her normal food.

If she continues vomiting or is not eating, take him to the vet to get treatment.

Bear in mind it can also be a urinary condition.

Answered By
JESSICA L DESROSIERS

A. It is possible something may be irritating your cat's rectum (such as too hard of stools) causing constipation or straining to go and thus leading to some minor bleeding. Feeding some pureed pumpkin can help with stool consistency and make it easier to pass. If the bleeding continues, is dark in color (tarry), or worsens, then having a vet take a look is best.

Answered By
PAULA SIMONS

A. Blood on the anal region can be caused by multiple issues. Gastrointestinal inflammation can create bloody stool. This can be caused by parasites, straining, infection, or damage to the GI tract. I'd recommend setting up an appointment with your vet and collecting a stool sample. This can be tested for parasites while the vet is examining your cat.


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