Q. Blood in stool
Straining to poop and pooping blood
My cat hasn’t pooped in a few days and I’ve noticed little patches of blood around the house. Today I saw her trying to poop and she pooped a small stool with blood. This is an emergency??
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Thank you for using our service. This is a medical emergency that requires immediate veterinary attention.
Bloody stool can be caused by hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, gastric ulcer, bacterial infection, tumor, toxin poisoning, liver disease, etc. It is necessary to determine the exact cause through examination and to treat it accordingly.
It can be difficult to determine what is causing your pet’s blood. If standard diagnostic techniques fail to identify the etiology of the problem, more intrusive diagnostic tests may be required.
A bland diet consists of soft, mildly flavored foods that are low in fiber. Avoid spicy, fried, or raw foods if your pet is on a bland diet.
Bloody stools may be due to constipation. However, for her health, I recommend checking the exact cause.
Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions you may have. Thank you.