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post #1 of 20
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Yes, I just cleaned the litter box, and of course, the kitten had to poop in it right away. But it STUNK SOO BAD, and I went in there, and noticed he hadnt covered it up, maybe he was "showing" me.

But there was a stream of blood in his poop. I KNOW NOTHING about this, have called the vet, no one is there, Im taking him in tomarrow, but does any one know what the heck it could be??? Im like freaking out!
post #2 of 20
If you can get that sample and put in in the fridge for the vet tomarrow... may be nothing or it could be serious
post #3 of 20
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well I jiggled the litterbox so that it was covered, because it stunk so ungodly bad. But I know he will poop again, he poops all the time. More than any other kitten I've ever seen.

He's only 14 weeks old though, but last night, he kind of made like a sneezing noise, but more like a hairball noise. I cant really explain it, but he did that a few times when he was trying to sleep.

I'm freakin out. He's playing just fine, eating like a pig, drinking all his water....
post #4 of 20
what are you feeding him... kittens smell more than adults but you shouldnt have room clearing smell
post #5 of 20
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I have just been feeding him purina kitten chow, with some of thier kitten wet food mixed in with it. That's all he gets. But today, he WAS in our resident kitties food, and he just gets Purina Cat chow, mixed with some cheap-o stuff like Alley cat or something, and when the kitten got to his food, there was some left-over wet food in our resident kitties bowl.
post #6 of 20
My cats had blood in their poop too at about the same age as yours. They had beaver fever. Nothing too serious. Their poop was runny and had some blood in it but otherwise they were fine. They still ran around and ate fine and everything. We took them to the vet and they got 2 shots each. It was kind of pricey so if your cat has the same thing be prepared for that. Be careful around your cat though just to be safe cause when cats have beaver fever their human owners can get it as well. Wash your hands thoroughly when after you change their litter, and dont touch your cats paws cause they step around in their litter. It's nothing to be paranoid about but just be aware. It could also not even be beaver fever anyways but I'm just speaking from what I experienced.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by lilleah878
I have just been feeding him purina kitten chow, with some of thier kitten wet food mixed in with it. That's all he gets. But today, he WAS in our resident kitties food, and he just gets Purina Cat chow, mixed with some cheap-o stuff like Alley cat or something, and when the kitten got to his food, there was some left-over wet food in our resident kitties bowl.
If you can I would adivse a higher quality food preferable one without grd corn or by products... Nutro makes one..natural balence. some of royal canins are corn free both can be found at most pet stores or pet supply
post #8 of 20
I would definately have the vet check out the cat. It may be roundworms or cociddia-probably the latter.
post #9 of 20
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Do any of you know how much this may cost? I am so short on money this week, that the vet may not like me so much when I tell them to send me a bill.

Just for an exam I suppose, and for them to look at my kittens poop? what if he needs the medicine for this problem, anyone know how expensive it might be?
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by lilleah878
Do any of you know how much this may cost? I am so short on money this week, that the vet may not like me so much when I tell them to send me a bill.

Just for an exam I suppose, and for them to look at my kittens poop? what if he needs the medicine for this problem, anyone know how expensive it might be?
It depends on where you live and how much the vet charges. I would say about $80.00-$100.00
If it's coccidia though you need to get it taken care of because your cat could die from it. If you can find a vet who takes payments then do that.
Does your cat have diarrehia (sp?) as well? Do you see any small, thin white stringy looking things in the poop?
post #11 of 20
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Well $80-100 bucks isnt that bad. Phew. I was expecting like $200 or more.

I am definatly taking him in, that is important to me. He's my new kitten, and I love him dearly, and I dont even want him to sneeze, and definatly not die.

His poop is kind of watery. But it has been that way scince I got him. I wouldnt say it's real messy, it's able to stay together, but it's just not hard. It look very mushy, and I'd be able to pick it up with a scooper, but it would be a little messy then. Sorry about all that, just trying to explain his poop, so you guys can help me.

I have NOT seen any white things in there. I had a cat a long long time ago with worms in his poop, and I can remember clearly what they looked like. But I havent seen anything like that in the kittens poop.
post #12 of 20
sounds like worms. when I got my cats when they were kittens they had smelly crap but I never saw any worms. I got them dewormed shortly therafter and the first thing shamus did when he got home from the vet was take a big crap filled with worms My point is that you dont always see them because they only come out usually when they die (sometimes they come out alive but not often).
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by lilleah878
Well $80-100 bucks isnt that bad. Phew. I was expecting like $200 or more.

I am definatly taking him in, that is important to me. He's my new kitten, and I love him dearly, and I dont even want him to sneeze, and definatly not die.

His poop is kind of watery. But it has been that way scince I got him. I wouldnt say it's real messy, it's able to stay together, but it's just not hard. It look very mushy, and I'd be able to pick it up with a scooper, but it would be a little messy then. Sorry about all that, just trying to explain his poop, so you guys can help me.

I have NOT seen any white things in there. I had a cat a long long time ago with worms in his poop, and I can remember clearly what they looked like. But I havent seen anything like that in the kittens poop.
Sounds like coccidia to me. The poop will be really smelly and not formed with that, and blood in the poop is a definate sign. Coccidia slowly destroys the lining of the intestine.
post #14 of 20
BTW make sure you take in a FRESH stool sample and put it in the fridge. If you can get a fresh one the vet will charge you less because they won't have to go in after a sample if you know what I mean...ouch...
post #15 of 20
Sorry to hijack your thread
Didnt see the point in starting a new one since we're on this topic. Last night Nismo did a poo and when Mark scooped it up there was blood on it, it didnt look like it was 'in' the poo, more like it was on the outside. I checked her behind to see if she had perhaps torn something but no sign...
Shes still running around mad so she's not feeling too ill. She is 9 weeks old and has not yet been wormed, we are going to do this tonight.
I also found chunks of cat food on the cat tree yesterday which had obviously been thrown up but I wasn't sure who by...
Sleeves has never been sick once since we got him so I doubt it was him...
Does this sound like any of the illnesses mentioned before? Im trying to avoid a trip to vets if at all possible but obviously if this sounds serious I'll be straight there.
Why would they bleed when then have worms? Sleeves had worms as a baby and once we put drops on his food he just pooped them out and begun gaining weight a lot faster but no other ill effects...
Once again sorry for stealing your thread and thanks for any input
Lauren
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Pombina
Does this sound like any of the illnesses mentioned before? Im trying to avoid a trip to vets if at all possible but obviously if this sounds serious I'll be straight there.
Why would they bleed when then have worms? Sleeves had worms as a baby and once we put drops on his food he just pooped them out and begun gaining weight a lot faster but no other ill effects...
Once again sorry for stealing your thread and thanks for any input
Lauren
Lauren, if your kitty has blood in its stool, then I don't think avoiding a trip to the vet is an option. Take the kitty in to be looked at by the vet and take the stool sample with you.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Pombina
Sorry to hijack your thread
Didnt see the point in starting a new one since we're on this topic. Last night Nismo did a poo and when Mark scooped it up there was blood on it, it didnt look like it was 'in' the poo, more like it was on the outside. I checked her behind to see if she had perhaps torn something but no sign...
Shes still running around mad so she's not feeling too ill. She is 9 weeks old and has not yet been wormed, we are going to do this tonight.
I also found chunks of cat food on the cat tree yesterday which had obviously been thrown up but I wasn't sure who by...
Sleeves has never been sick once since we got him so I doubt it was him...
Does this sound like any of the illnesses mentioned before? Im trying to avoid a trip to vets if at all possible but obviously if this sounds serious I'll be straight there.
Why would they bleed when then have worms? Sleeves had worms as a baby and once we put drops on his food he just pooped them out and begun gaining weight a lot faster but no other ill effects...
Once again sorry for stealing your thread and thanks for any input
Lauren
thats like my cats once again. they also were throwing up just a little. i forgot about that til you mentioned it! you should take your cat in definitely. you'll need shots but if its just one cat i think it's only like 50$ for the two shots you'll need. it sounds like beaver fever. you mentioned your cat is still acting fine but is puking and has blood in the poop. my cats were the exact same way and thats what they had. just go to the vet. better to be safe than sorry. watch out for yourself too when you come in contact with their poop clean your arms afterwards cause beaver fever in pets can be transferred to their human owners if you're not careful.
post #18 of 20
She did another poop today and there was nothing in it? No sickness today either. What id beaver feever?
post #19 of 20
Roundworms cause blood in poo and throwing up. Usually they throw up worms. Did you look in it carefully to see if there were any dried up stringy things?
I think "bever fever" is girdia, they get it from the parasite being in water.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by Pombina
She did another poop today and there was nothing in it? No sickness today either. What id beaver feever?
Yeah sometimes with them you would see blood and sometimes you wouldnt. Beave Fever is like a virus that just makes cats and humans sick. Sometimes it's not serious and can be dealt with easily but other times it can be really bad and can send a human to the hospital if they get a bad case of it. Just take your cat to the vet.
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