Q. My 11 year + female cat defecated on the carpet - very rare for her. There was a lot of coagulated blood(?) in the feces. What should I do?

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A. You should take her to your vet to make sure there is nothing serious going on. Blood in stools is not uncommon finding in cats and it is often related to gastrointestinal infection, colics, ulceration in the intestines, intoxication.

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