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Dr Marta Lepes, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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He is bleeding out of s, he has been not as active the last

Customer Question

he is bleeding out of his butt
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: he has been not as active the last few days
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I will help you.

But I do have a few questions:

How old is your cat?

Is he neutered?

How long has be been bleeding?

Is the discharge dark red/blackish or bright red?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
i am not sure how old he is, he is not neutered, he has not been bleeding long and its more of a bright red
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Not long means? Minutes, hours, days?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
maybe an hour
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
he had a tic maybe 3 days ago
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Is he straining or is the blood just running out?

Is he an outside kitty?

Could he have been

1 eaten rat poison

2 been hit by car

3 attacked by a cat or dog

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
straining he is an indoor cat those things would be unlikely
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
did you see that i said he got a tick though i am not sure how
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

We seem to be having some technical difficulties.

I got that he is an indoor kitty. But I don't think you got my steam after that. Did you get another email from me?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
i got an email
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Would you like to do this by phone? there is an extra charge.

When did he have his last normal stool?

Does he seem to be in pain when he is straining.

Long or short hair?

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Are you still there?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Its been a few days since his last stool since the tick bite
he does seem to be straining when he bleeds he doesn't seem to be in pain though
he has long hair
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
he shakes his hind legs when he walks but that may be because of the blood on his legs idk
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

OK

I don't think this a tick problem. We'll put that on the back burner.

Yes, I think he shakes he shales his legs because of the blood on his legs.

I'm going to ask you to do 2 things:

Lay him on his side (have someone help if possible) and gently press on his abdomen just in front of his hind legs. Do you feel anything hard. Like stool.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
i feel something hard
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

OK Now tell me if he's been straining for a while.

Does he normally have stools every day?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
he was just dripping blood
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
he does have a stool everyday normally
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

What I mean is , have you been noticing him straining in the last week or so.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Are his stools very hard?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
he was going on the litter box and nothing would happen the last like 2 days
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Any vomiting?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

My first thought is that he might have a stool that is too big for him to pass and he is bleeding from straining.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it was dripping too but he bleeds more when he strains
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
dripping blood too i mean
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

He may have ruptured some small blood vessels from straining.

Does your vet have after hour emergency service or is there an emergency clinic available?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
do you know if vetco is an actual clinic or do they just do shots
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

I don't think they do emergencies. But you can call.

Inability to have a bowel movement from a large hard stool or from poor colon motility is called obstipation. He may have that especially because he is long haired and this is more of a problem for cats that swallow hair while grooming.

I'm very concerned about the bleeding.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Seeing some blood after straining can happen. But his continual dripping is a concern.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
im calling someone now
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

There could also be a growth in his colon that is preventing the passage of stool. But because he is young that is less likely

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Why do these things happen on weekends?

I hope you can find someplace to take him.

We can continue this dialogue - even after the rating - because I am here to help you.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Dorothy has this information helped?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Going somewhere now. And yes name is ***** ***** the way
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Sorry, the name transfer is another glitch.

Emily I'm glad you can get some help. I'll email tomorrow to see how he is.

Dr Marta

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Hi Emily,

How is your kitty doing today? I hope that you got help and that the bleeding was quickly controlled.

You must have been so scared with that blood loss.

Please let me know.

Dr Marta

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Hi Emily,

I'm still anxious to know how your kitty is doing. Please respond.

Dr Marta

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
He had a blockage in his bladder and went into kidney failure... We had to put him down
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.

Oh I am so sorry. How difficult this must be for you.

Then the bleeding was from his penis. And the straining was from his attempts to urinate. I'm surprised that he was not vomiting.

But it is good that you did take him in because it ended his suffering.

My thoughts are with you.

When you have a moment, please rate the this service.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr Marta Lepes