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HELP kitten bleeding and vet is closed

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Alright, I need a bit of help here, I'm probably over reacting, but I'm very scared. My new kitten (just got him two days ago) used the litterbox and his stool had blood in it. When he got done he had alittle on his rear, I wiped it off, and he had alittle more on it a few moments later, which he licked off. After that he seemed better, he hasn't acted sick at all, his stool is runny but then I've never had a cat use a open little box before, so for all I know its always like that. He is 4-5 months old. He's not fixed yet, we're going in next week to have it done. He hasn't been acting oddly (as far as I know after two days) he is very clam, but I think thats just how he is. he does play, but so for he just likes to curl up and purr.....We live in a small town and the vet is closed until Monday. We do know a family friend if something major is going on who might be able to help. What should I do? Right now he just next to me sitting clamy with his eyes closed looking happy.....
post #2 of 13
Your kitty needs to see a vet. I would keep an eye on him through out the weekend to see if the bleeding has got worse, if it gets worse I would get emergency vet. If your cat has runny stool with blood it could mean he has worms or a parasite. I hope your kitty feels better soon
post #3 of 13
You said his stool was runny, if its still bloody I would definitely call your friend. Maybe he ate something that hurt him.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
one other thing I forgot to put in. Before he used the restroom he seemed to have a white/clear (almost formy?) discharge from his behind? I have heard taht having worms is common for young cats (is 4-5 months still considered young?) and they get it from the mother's milk? He's o.k. though right? or he will be until monday?
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by aswient View Post
You said his stool was runny, if its still bloody I would definitely call your friend. Maybe he ate something that hurt him.
he's better now, or he seems to be, no more leaking blood or anything...but I'm still alittle worried, its been a long time since I've had a major cat health problem....
post #6 of 13
If you are feeding him just dry food, you might want to start moistening it with water. If you are feeding him canned, that is better as long as it is kitten food- He probably has worms and needs to see a vet on Monday. Ask for safe de-fleaing treatment for him along with wormer. Unless it is a lot of blood, you don't have to worry. Parasites are fairly common with kittens- he also may have giardia or coccidia both which the vet can test for
post #7 of 13
Sometimes when mine has the runs it can be kind of foamy. Its possible he could have worms. If he is not bleeding and he seems alright then keep watching him until Monday.

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
thank you guys, it helped alot to hear this
post #9 of 13
For what it's worth, we had one cat that would have a little blood in his stools quite often, for years. We took a sample to the vet, and he said some cats just do that.
post #10 of 13
Blood and mucus (which is what it sounds like) in stool is a fairly common problem in cats, but it's not a life-threatening emergency. It's called colitis, and can last a short time or a long time. The problem is that it can be caused by many different things — worms, giardia or coccidia, salmonella, stress, food allergies, eating something like a toxic plant, inflammation of the upper or lower colon.

With a kitten, it's most likely to be worms or something he ate.Your vet should be able to run tests and treat him. So long as no other symptoms develop, it's fine to wait until Monday to see the vet.
post #11 of 13
My hunch is tapeworm, which is readily treatable by the vet (A couple of pills.) and seems to be very common in cats/kittens when they first come home. Is your kitten acting like he's starved even when he's recently eaten? That's another symptom.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
thank you mrblanche and emmylou, its a huge help. and I think you might be right emmylou

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Originally Posted by Brokenheart View Post
My hunch is tapeworm, which is readily treatable by the vet (A couple of pills.) and seems to be very common in cats/kittens when they first come home. Is your kitten acting like he's starved even when he's recently eaten? That's another symptom.
thank you, it could be that, but since he's come home his fur is much more soft and shiney (I'm told that the food they eat at the shelters isn't as good, so thats why their coats are not as soft or shiney) so I think he is getting something out of the food atleast...he is very thin, to the point where I can feel his ribs, but he has alot of siamese in him, so I have a feeling its part of his body type (which is very different then our two tabby's, they are much more.....thick? not overweight just more soild I guess). On tuseday we are taking him into the vet (we could take him in tomorrow to a different vet, but honestly he isn't the best and because we have gotten him from the shelter, we got a free visit and he needs to be fixed) I'm feeling alot better about it because he seems so healthy otherwise, bright eyes, good coat, good gums.
post #13 of 13
another sign of tapeworm is little pieces that look like tiny grains of rice, either stuck to the tushie [or near it] or present in the feces. these are tapeworm segments.
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