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I have a cat who is showing many changes that are very

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I have a cat who is showing many changes that are very concerning to me. He is 6 months old, losing his fur, and has liquedy red poop.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

This is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with Tender heart. It sounds like he is not feeling well. Can you tell me a bit more.....does he go outside? Is he vaccinated?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
He has never been outside and he did get some shots when I took him to the vet at 3 months
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 5 months ago.

Ok, great, thank you for the additional information. So, he is pooping blood? Nothing solid? Has he gotten into anything you are aware of?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
As far as I'm swear he hasn't gotten into anything. The poop is a dark reddish color and is almost a water consistency... His coat is very oily/greasy and he is losing his hair in many places. He is still eating and drinking regularly and is still active with the other cats.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 5 months ago.

And none of your other cats have any of the same symptoms?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Not that I have noticed
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 5 months ago.

Ok, thank you for the additional information. The consistency of his stool that you describe does not sound good at all. It can be very dehydrating for a cat to have bloody diarrhea. He could have a parasite or bacterial infection causing this, which could be found by doing a fecal test with your vet. Or, he may be having an adverse food reaction. At such a young age, it is ideal to start with fecal testing and diarrhea medication. Then, if he is still not feeling well, a different diet or a hypoallergenic diet would be a good idea.

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 5 months ago.

Can I help you with any other questions tonight?

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 5 months ago.

Feel free to reach out if I can assist you further.

Good luck with Tender heart.

With appreciation,

Dr. KV