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Hi. I'm Dr. Gotthelf. I have been a vet for 35 years and I would like to use my experience to help you with your pet's medical problem.
While food allergies and certain worms are often the cause of blood in the stools, usually it is straining to poop that causes them to break blood vessels. You did not indicate if they are having diarrhea or loose stools.
Sometimes cats get other types of intestinal parasites like coccidia and giardia. Some medications, like ponazuril or metronidazole can be used to these types of parasites. Have these been used.
their stool is soft...tends toward loose
yes used both of those
both of the kittens have had two negative stools so my vet said we should stop looking at " bugs" I was hoping they would grow out of this it has been three months
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Then it may be a dietary sensitivity. That is fairly common in young cats. There is a food called Hills Prescription Diet z/d that can be fed for 4-6 weeks to see if it is a food allergy. Cats love it. This food uses hydrolyzed protein rather than intact protein. If you think of a cotton ball in a 3 dimensional structure, that is how the immune system within the intestines recognizes foreign proteins. If you took the cotton ball (food protein) and chopped it up into millions of little pieces, it would still have the same chemical components (amino acids), but the pieces are too small for the immune system to recognize and react against.
If you feed this to both kitties for 6 weeks and their stool firms up, then it is most likely a food allergy. If it does not, then it is something else.
Okay can my older cat eat the z/d and does it come in dry?
Another useful drug to use is diphenoxylate and atropine anti-diarrheal drops. What this does is to take away the straining, which causes the blood to show up in the stool. It causes the stool to stay in the kitties longer so more water is absorbed from the stool and it firms up. You will need to talk to your vet about this because it is a narcotic medication.
Yes, z/d comes in dry. It is complete and balanced so all of the cats can eat it.
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