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Something really wrong in my kitten "Dark blood"

post #1 of 15
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Hello :
I was named gatito I have been trying to login for days but I couldn't so I changed it into Gatito ...
There is some thing wrong with my kitten .... I bought my kitten a month ago ... I haven't seen a normal stool ever since only soft or diarrhea .... I took him to the vet for 2 or 3 times about this issue he gave him 3 injection .. and said there is nothing wrong with my lagoon at all .. there is no disease ... he told me I should put him in a warm place or change the food ... that might be the reason .... a few days later my kitten began having dark blood as a stool ... I took him again to the vet and he said the same thing either food or the kitten might be cold .... I did put him in a really warm place and I changed the food to tuna for kittens ... its now the 4th day and nothing changed ... I am really so worried ... I appreciete any help from you, so please tell me what to do ...
Thank you so much ...
post #2 of 15
Can you find a different vet? This sounds very serious and I don't think your vet is taking it very seriously. What food brands have you tried? How old is the kitten?
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Dr. Doolittle
Can you find a different vet? This sounds very serious and I don't think your vet is taking it very seriously. What food brands have you tried? How old is the kitten?
No .. no.. no ..no ,he is a great vet ... he made a full check up more than three times ...and he said that it is not an illness or a disease that did not show up during the check up .... he said that my kitten is healthy ... and it must be something like food or temperture that has to be changed .... I am surprised about that too ... but I read as well that it really might be food .....my kitten is now 3 months old ... and I used to give lagoon friskies but now whiskas tuna .. for kittens ...
post #4 of 15
Are there any perscription diets (Hills i/d) available in your area? Maybe your kitty needs a bland intestinal diet for a week or so to let his guts rest. If your clinic doesn't carry any, try feeding plain white chicken meat, plain white rice and cottage cheese for a few days and see if that helps. This diet is low in fat and sometimes helps calm down upset tummies. If that helps you can slowly begin to add kitten food to the mixture, increasing the amount of kitten food daily until your cat is completely switched over. I would recommend a better quality food than friskies or whiskas if you have any available. It is also possible that your cat had food allergies and may need a hypoallergenic diet.
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Originally Posted by Dr. Doolittle
Are there any perscription diets (Hills i/d) available in your area? Maybe your kitty needs a bland intestinal diet for a week or so to let his guts rest. If your clinic doesn't carry any, try feeding plain white chicken meat, plain white rice and cottage cheese for a few days and see if that helps. This diet is low in fat and sometimes helps calm down upset tummies. If that helps you can slowly begin to add kitten food to the mixture, increasing the amount of kitten food daily until your cat is completely switched over. I would recommend a better quality food than friskies or whiskas if you have any available. It is also possible that your cat had food allergies and may need a hypoallergenic diet.
Thanks alot I really appreciate it .... I will try giving him chicken and rice ... and see what happens then ... I use whiskas because I read that it is one of the best cat food ... I will try and see about perscription diets .....Thank you soooooo much again Dr.Doolittle
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Originally Posted by Gatito
Thanks alot I really appreciate it .... I will try giving him chicken and rice ... and see what happens then ... I use whiskas because I read that it is one of the best cat food ... I will try and see about perscription diets .....Thank you soooooo much again Dr.Doolittle
Whiskas is not one of the best cat foods.
What other foods do you have available in your country?
I feed mine Nutro Natural Choice, they seem to be doing well on that.
Did you take your kitten to a vet again after blood appeared in his poop?
The vet needs to look into that because it just doesn't seem normal.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by allissa
Whiskas is not one of the best cat foods.
What other foods do you have available in your country?
I feed mine Nutro Natural Choice, they seem to be doing well on that.
Did you take your kitten to a vet again after blood appeared in his poop?
The vet needs to look into that because it just doesn't seem normal.
There are millions of brands of cat food , I don't know which one to buy ... I read about one that had like my problem and said that whiskas helped .... yes I took my kitten when the blood started ... and no .. it was not with the poop because there was no poop ... only blood and mucus ... though he is playing and acting really normal .... I will take him to the vet tomorrow -its night now- ... and yes he said it was not normal ofcourse .. but said that it is not a disease or something wrong in his body ... nothing at all ... I will see what he says tomorrow ....and thank you allisa
Thanks alooot allisa .... I appreciate it alot ...
post #8 of 15
Did they run blood cultures in an outside lab? Take a fecal sample and run it? I would really stress that looking for another vet would be in order here. A feline specialist- dark blood means old blood, so whatever is wrong is cooking inside your kitty. I would also ask them to be safe to run a full set of tests for bacteria. Are there bubbles in the stool?

Good luck, I hope it turns out to be something like a parasitic invasion, or something along those lines
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Gatito
There are millions of brands of cat food , I don't know which one to buy ... I read about one that had like my problem and said that whiskas helped .... yes I took my kitten when the blood started ... and no .. it was not with the poop because there was no poop ... only blood and mucus ... though he is playing and acting really normal .... I will take him to the vet tomorrow -its night now- ... and yes he said it was not normal ofcourse .. but said that it is not a disease or something wrong in his body ... nothing at all ... I will see what he says tomorrow ....and thank you allisa
Thanks alooot allisa .... I appreciate it alot ...
Nutro Natural Choice, California Natural, Wellness, Innova are pretty good.
Do you have any of those?
I would not use whiskas, especially for a cat that has problems like yours.
post #10 of 15
I am so sorry, I can hear how worried you are for your kitten, and you are obviously trying to find the cause. I agree with the others though, it's never normal for blood to be passed like this, and dark blood is old blood. If your kitten is free from all parasites, and per your vet has no illnesses, something is still wrong, and further testing needs to be done. I agree with Dr. Doolittle re changing the diet to what she suggested, to give the kittens gut time to rest. I do not in any way see how the kitten being cold would cause this, a reaction to the food could cause a colitis, and bloody stools.

I would take in a sample of what your kitten is passing, ask for an u/s to be done to see what is happening with this kitten's gut...any chance at all that something has been swallowed, something sharp?

Once you know what the cause is of this bleeding, you can then decide on a food...please let me know what foods you are able to get, and I'd be glad to then give you my opinion as to which is the best of what is available to you
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by hissy
Did they run blood cultures in an outside lab? Take a fecal sample and run it? I would really stress that looking for another vet would be in order here. A feline specialist- dark blood means old blood, so whatever is wrong is cooking inside your kitty. I would also ask them to be safe to run a full set of tests for bacteria. Are there bubbles in the stool?

Good luck, I hope it turns out to be something like a parasitic invasion, or something along those lines
Thanks hissy ..... I was going to take him today .... but honestly the blood in the stool in going ... the stool is getting better .... thats what I saw today morning ... I did not see any stool yet ... only in the morning .... no mucus at all ... and little blood ... If I couldn't take him today ... I am going to take him to the vet tomorrow morning ...
Thanks for your help hissy , thanks alot ..
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
I am so sorry, I can hear how worried you are for your kitten, and you are obviously trying to find the cause. I agree with the others though, it's never normal for blood to be passed like this, and dark blood is old blood. If your kitten is free from all parasites, and per your vet has no illnesses, something is still wrong, and further testing needs to be done. I agree with Dr. Doolittle re changing the diet to what she suggested, to give the kittens gut time to rest. I do not in any way see how the kitten being cold would cause this, a reaction to the food could cause a colitis, and bloody stools.

I would take in a sample of what your kitten is passing, ask for an u/s to be done to see what is happening with this kitten's gut...any chance at all that something has been swallowed, something sharp?

Once you know what the cause is of this bleeding, you can then decide on a food...please let me know what foods you are able to get, and I'd be glad to then give you my opinion as to which is the best of what is available to you
You are so sweet Pat & Alix ....
I will try taking him today , though the stool is getting better today ... there is no mucus like in the past days .... the blood is less ..... and the stool was only in the morning ...
there are all kinds of cat food that I can get here ... but I really don't know which one is best ....I don't think he swallowed something sharp at all !!!?? I will see what happens today ... and I will ofcourse take him to the vet tomorrow .. he has vaccination ...
Thank you sooooo much Pat & Alix .... You've been really helpful .. I hope your cats grow and stay healthy forever ...
post #13 of 15
I just read about the problems with Lagoon - I have been thinking about the two of you alot lately....

I am pleased however to read that it 'seems' to be getting a little better - please keep us updated

and could we see a photo of lagoon again? he is so gorgeous
post #14 of 15
I hope your Lagoon gets better soon
post #15 of 15
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Thank huggles you are always sweet ... I really appreciate what you are doing .... I am going to put the picture now agian ...
Thank you too testacav ... I really hope he gats better ..
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