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Need Help for Young Feline

Posted By Hubert (United Kingdom) on 06/01/2022

"Blood in cats poo


I'd like to know if you know anything how to treat my cat with his problem. I've been to vets he gave him some special food and micro and macro in a powder to add to wet food he prescribed, he also gave him an antibiotic but it didn't work.

He's eating good food from hills plan. I am really worried about my cat. He's 1 year old domestic short hair."


Posted By RB (Somewhere in Europe) on


Your cat's worst case scenario is colorectal cancer. However, cancer is highly unlikely, if he is only 1 year old.

Your cat's most likely scenario is hemorrhoids, I.e. he tends to strain at the stool. Assuming this is the case, then changing your cat's diet does make a lot of sense.

However, unless the antibiotics came before the blood in the poo, giving your cat antibiotics makes no sense at all; antibiotics tend to do far more harm than good; antibiotics usually cause constipation.

In my opinion, unless the antibiotics preceded the blood in the poo, your vet is not up to snuff. At this point, if that cat was mine, I would shop around for less constipating food for that cat. I would also shop around for a better vet; however, now that I think about it, at this point you don't really need a vet."

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Posted By Stephanie (Long Valley, Nj) on

"Albon is a dewormer. It can help kittens/cats treat coccidia. I have used it successfully for felines with blood in poop, and diarrhea. The vet prescribed it. I gave it to them orally in a little syringe. You can bring a fecal sample to the vet and get a prescription for dewormer, if needed. There are other reasons there can be blood in feces, but Albon worked for many of my rescue felines. If you are already using a dewormer, you might want to wait 2 weeks until you try another dewormer. I am not sure how many you can use at once, but I usually wait 2 weeks before I try a 2nd kind of dewormer, so its not too toxic for your cat. The vet should know which kind to prescribe. Probiotics can be helpful also in case ulcers are causing the bleeding. Another reason for bleeding can be if your cat is eating things he shouldn't eat, like fabric, shoelaces, his toys. You might have to put away certain things if he is chewing on things that he shouldn't chew on."