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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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My cat was bleeding from her reeeeectum it has stopped now

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my cat was bleeding from her reeeeectum it has stopped now but she will not eat she will drink water but is very dorsile eyes aaaaaare clear but very quiet for her sleeps alot but doesn,t act like she,s in pain she,s an indoor cat and very scared of people comes to me only
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Rectal bleeding can arise secondary to anal lesions - neoplasia (cancer) or hemorrhagic anal sacculitis, mainly - as well as an ulcerative colitis due to neoplasia, infection, foreign body, obstipation, or be idiopathic (unknown cause). Her behavior is worrisome for a more systemic disorder, however. Anorexia, somnolence (sleepiness) and lethargy for any more than 72 hours should prompt the attention of her vet. Rectal palpation should be an important part of the diagnostic work-up which might include X-rays or ultrasound of Sadie's gastrointestinal tract. Her anorexia will leave her dehydrated and electrolyte imbalanced and so time is of the essence. Cats don't know to drink enough to rehydrate themselves efficiently.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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

Dr. Michael Salkin