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My cats stools are soft and light grey in colour and theres

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My cats stools are soft and light grey in colour and there's some blood also - is this diet or something more serious ? He's eating as normal and behaving as normal. he's 16 years old.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 7 years ago.
Thank you for your post!

In thinking about this - it sounds as if your cat may have a colitis.

Here is a great link that talks about colitis

These signs can be from many different causes including eating something abnormal and even certain types of infections including intestinal parasites, giardia, and coccidia.

The best way to tell what is the cause would be to have your veterinarian do an examination and perform some tests, initially looking at the feces, testing for some of these infectious causes like parasites and protozoa.

If there is no cause and this is a non-specific colitis, your veterinarian may prescribe an antibiotic called Metronidazole which is a great medication for non specific cases of colitis similar to this.

I hope this information helps!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian
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