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What does it mean if theres blood in my cats poop

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What does it mean if there's blood in my cat's poop?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  DrChristineM replied 6 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer. I have a couple of questions for you so I can get a better idea of what might be going on.

How old is your cat?
Is the stool formed or liquid?
How long have you been noticing blood?
Any other symptoms like vomiting, weight loss or lack of appetite?
Is your cat indoor only or indoor/outdoor?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
My cat is about seven years old.
It is formed, but soft.
I just noticed it today.
She seems fine.
She is indoor only.
Expert:  DrChristineM replied 6 years ago.
Ok, blood in the stool can mean parasites, but this is a little less likely with an indoor cat. It is very easy to rule out with a fecal exam.
In any cat, blood simple means irritation in the colon. This can be from irritate bowel, dietary intolerance or allergies. You can try changing the diet to a sensitive stomach formula to determine if she is beginning to have some difficulties digesting food as she ages. If this doesn't help, then she should be evaluated for illnesses like irritable bowel and parasites among others to determine what is causing the problem.

I hope this information has helped, please let me know if there are any other questions or concerns I can help with.