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Hi all, my eight month old cat has blood in its poop. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this could be happening?

She has a mixed diet of dried cat nuts and jelly meat. In fact she hates her jelly meat and will only eat it when I starve her of the nuts. Reason for doing this, I thought she was taking in too much dried food but it has'nt improved the "blood in the poop problem"

Does anyone have any advise as what I can do next to help her.

Is this serious?

Thanks :cry:
 

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I don't even know what dried cat nuts and jelly meat is? But if it's been for days I'd be taking a trip to the vet. Maybe stupid questions, but she current on all her tests & shots?
 

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Hi ralphcor

Yes she has had all her shots etc.
The food they have is dried cat biscuts from the supermarket (general cat food) and tinned cat food.
 

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Is your cat having runny diarrhea? It could be cocciddia, that's what my kitten had. I would take her to the vet. Lots of things could be causing this. She could've swallowed something she wasn't supposed to, the diet could be upseting her stomache, or she could be sick. It's hard to tell how serious it is. I would deffinately recommend taking her. Good luck! Hope she feels better :)
 

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Blood in your cats stool is definitely a sign of something wrong. It could be anything from worms to feline leukemia. Take your cat to the vet and get her checked out.
 

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Blood in human stool is most offen a sign of ulcers in the stomach or (most likely) the intestines. Depending on how coagulated it is is a sign of where it could be coming from. Is it black? Or relatively red/maroon? If it's black it could be as far back as the large intestine.

Ulcers can be signs of many things. Could be just an ulcer plain and simple (sometimes are side effects of stress), but it could also mean cancer or digestive diseases (I don't know about what ones occur in cats - could worms do it?).

Does her heinie look ok? I've heard of cats who've had very hard stool which is difficult to remove - sometimes causing bleeding.
 
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