Blood in stools in cat

United States
June 19, 2007 1:23pm CST
Anybody have this problem with thier animals? I have two cats, and one has blood in his stools. I have taken him to the vet, and he was fine. The vet told me it was not uncommon in cats, and nothing to worry about. I also had the stool checked for parisites, and it was negative. Has this happened to any of you? Please let me know. Thank you.
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@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
19 Jun 07
Does your cat aways have that? If not, you don't need to be worried. Sometimes they can hurt themselves when they go to the bathroom like humans do.
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• United States
19 Jun 07
He has had it like this for awhile. It is just some blood mixed in the poop.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
19 Jun 07
This has not happened to my cat that I am aware of, but one time he did have diareeha and he rubbed his butt on the carpet until it started to bleed a bit. I can understand why you are concerned. Maybe you should get an opinion from a second vet.
• United States
19 Jun 07
Yes, perhaps I should. Thank you for your reply. Bless you.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
19 Jun 07
No I havent seen any blood in my cats stool. But I guess the vet knows best. Im glad they are okay.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
19 Jun 07
Well I have never seen it on our Cats but if the Vet has checked him over and tested then he must be ok
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• United States
19 Jun 07
He said it was common, but I have had cats before and never saw it. Read what the person above you wrote.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Sorry to hear about your cat and I hope it really isn't anything like the vet said. Thankfully, we don't have that problem with our cat.
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• United States
11 Jul 07
If the blood looks relatively fresh, you might want to watch him to see what he's eating. Sometimes animals accidentally ingest hard or pointed objects which may scrape the lining of the intestines on its way out. While I was working for a colorectal surgeon I saw a surprising amount of people with that problem, so I can only imagine what a cat would get into. But either way, blood in any living thing's stools is never a good sign, so I'd strongly recommend you change vets.
@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
20 Jun 07
My cats' vet said sometimes protozoans don't show on the exams. Talk to the vet again, maybe your cat needs a protozoan medicine.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
20 Jun 07
While the one responder mentioned about Melena, there's another terminology and cause as well as will be shown here: http://www.petplace.com/cats/hematochezia-blood-in-stool-in-cats/page2.aspx http://www.feednfarm.com/CatBloodyStools.html There's a wonderful book called The Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier...she has natural and holistic remedies for any ailment cats can have....but I think maybe you should get a second opinion from a different vet http://www.paraview.com/frazier/index.htm
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
19 Jun 07
It is not common if your cat is NOT an unspayed female. This is from a vet: "As for blood in the stool--no bleeding is ever normal (unless it is coming from the reproductive organs of an intact (not spayed) female dog or cat in estrus (heat)!! The blood can be a sign of stress, bacterial infections (some can be transmitted to people), parasite infestation, bleeding disorders, and many, many other causes. Please take a stool sample to the vet (must be 24 hours fresh for best diagnosis) and do not delay--this is not normal!!!" I would see a different vet.