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Sometimes bright red blood in stool, loss of weight fast,

Customer Question

Sometimes bright red blood in stool, loss of weight fast, eats and drinks all the time, diarrhea that black and tar mostly. Doesn't want to sit completely down sometimes. He is almost 14 yrs old
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Doesn't seem to hurt or feel bad, active still.
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about the cat?
Customer: Ray Ray
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Husband says the diarrhea is runny and dark. He doesn't strain to go but is frequent. We feed him blue and mostly an inside cat.
Expert:  Terri replied 21 days ago.

Hello, My name is Terri.
It is my pleasure to assist you today!
I am reviewing your question right now and will reply in a few minutes.

Expert:  Terri replied 21 days ago.

Hello,

How long is Ray Ray like this?
What foods does he eat?

Is he an indoor kitty?

What color are his gums?

Is there any chance he ingested rodent poison or non food item?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Been losing weight about 2 months and diarrhea started about 2 weeks ago, woke up this morning and had a trail of feces like he can't hold it. He eats Blue. He mostly stays indoors. His gums are pink. He comes out and catches bugs to snack on.
Expert:  Terri replied 21 days ago.

Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.

please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer.

Expert:  Terri replied 21 days ago.

Ray Ray may have IBS, Hyperthyroid or worms.

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_information/brochure_ibd.cfm

http://blog.petmeds.com/pet-pharmacy/cats-suffer-in-silence-hyperthyroidism/

Go out and get jars of baby food chicken with no onion powder.

Add one tablespoon of boiled white rice to each jar. Feed ONLY that till the stool is normal.Then switch to pate canned food so he can put weight back on.

Get an OTC wormer at Walmart. Give one dose now and another in 3 weeks.

If he continues to lose weight he should have a T 4 test for hyperthyroid.

Please let me know how he is doing .

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Kind regards,

Terri