Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: My cat has blood in his stool

  1. #1

    My cat has blood in his stool

    my cat zues has had bllod in his stool for the last 2 days. Its bright red and on the top of the stool. He is a 9 yr old tabby he is a touch over weight. I recently brought me plants from my deck inside as i was working out of town for a week. He was chewing on them a bit as was his sister who is perfectly fine. I have removed them today. During his last bowel movement there was blood present and he threw up right after, then countinued to be his normal self. Any idea if its a problem caused by the plants or another medical condition. Vets are closed till monday as tommorow is a holiday due to july first falling on a sat, so the vets are closed is it serious enough to go to the emergency after hours clinic?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Posts
    35,923
    Yes, there are many reasons it could be happening, I'd call the emergency vet and see what they say. But as the blood is bright red, that's worrying, so better safe than sorry.
    I've Been Frosted

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rhode Island; USA
    Posts
    16,685
    Take a "fresh" stool sample with you. Yes, do go. Four more days is too long to wait.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    Posts
    8,925
    Yes - definite cause for concern and action. It could be something simple like a broken vein (maybe from straining, etc?), yet could be a more serious issue too. Bright red blood means that it's closer to the end of the intestine, and not further up toward the stomach (then it would look very black and tar-like).
    I've Been Boo'd
    Thanks, Barry
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    My little dogs - two heartbeats at my feet.
    by Edith Wharton & Me
    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    12,888
    Yes, definitely give the emergency vets a call.
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

  6. #6
    Ditto to all the posts. Please update us when you can.
    Blessings,
    Mary



    "Time and unforeseen occurrence befall us all." Ecclesiastes 9:11

Similar Threads

  1. Blood in Stool!
    By Kalei in forum Cat Health
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-04-2011, 09:51 AM
  2. blood in stool!
    By s.carr in forum Dog Health
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-23-2007, 12:44 AM
  3. Blood in Stool
    By mina'smomma in forum Cat General
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-28-2005, 12:30 PM
  4. Blood in stool
    By gdineast in forum Dog Health
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-08-2005, 08:20 PM
  5. Blood in the stool
    By acatsmeow in forum Cat Health
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 02-06-2003, 07:22 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright © 2001-2013 Pet of the Day.com