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Question about cat poo (sorry, yucky)

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Hi - I just found this great forum today as I was looking for information about cat diarrhea. Here's the situation:

I have a 2 year old tabby who had a litter of kittens 3 weeks ago. About 3 or 4 days ago, I noticed some loose/almost diarrhea in the litter box. There was a bit of blood with it. I wasn't too concerned as I only saw this once. However, today she pooped on my son's bed and it was diarrhea with blood. I have an appointment at the vet in two days, but I'm trying to see what I can find out in the mean time. We're having some work done in our house today (and in the next few weeks) due to a mold problem. Needless to say, this kind of freaked the cats out. So add stress to the problem.

Any ideas of what could be wrong with her? I feel fairly certain that she does not have worms as she was wormed at the vet before and she's only been outside once her entire life. She's never had fleas or anything like that. Our other cat has never been outside at all. (He's a neutered male.) Do you think the bloody diarrhea is somehow linked to having the kittens? She's eating and drinking well, but is quite thin (due to nursing I assume). She's on good quality cat food, which she's been eating for years (kitten formula of that now). She's current on all shots and everything else (obviously not spayed yet though).

So I'd love some advice about the diarrhea. It's the blood that concerns me most, more than the diarrhea. And, as I said, she has an appointment in two days, so she'll be getting medical attention.

(And I know, she needs to be spayed. We procrastinated due to financial reasons, but she already has her appointment for that procedure when the kittens are 8 weeks old.)
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Honestly it could mean several things. It's not normal for a nursing mom to have blood in thier stool. They can have runny stool, but not blood. You can't rule out worms either. Even if a cats been dewormed, a hormone during pregnancy can trigger worms which is why all kittens should be dewormed along with mom. If you have an appt already, that's the best you can do. They will do a fecal and get to the problem.
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