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My cat has blood in his feces

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I got a second cat about 6 months ago, he is very energetic and loves people. Rescently i noticed there was a little bid of blood on his cr*p, and am a littler worried. Since we got him his feces has the smell and color of diahreaha(?) but is still solid, and never never covers it. We found out after we got him from the humaine society that he had a problem but he recovered from it, and I figured the diahhreah would go away, but it hasn't really. What could the problem be?

Also, my vet rescently told me that my dog has fleas, and I saw a few on my cat today. Is there any way the fleas are related to the blood? What is the best and cheapest way to get rid of fleas?
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The only way to get rid of fleas on cats is with a prescription spot-on from your vet, like revolution, advantage, frontline. And also treating the environment, which is where the majority of the flea eggs are. Treat every furred animal in the house, vaccuum and wash everything in hot water. You can also use borax or food-grade diatomaceos earth in carpets and upholstery. There's more info on those two things elsewhere (do a forum search).

As for his poopies, he needs a stool sample done by the vet. The fleas may be related in that he got tapeworm from the fleas, and the tapeworm is giving him the poops, but it might be something unrelated. He needs to be checked by a vet.

Is the blood fresh, or are his stools black or reddish/brown streaked?
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Welcome to TCS!

1. Your cat needs to be seen by a vet immediately.

2. You can get something like stronghold or advantage from your vets to get rid of the fleas - advantage costs about 4 euro and stronghold about 9 - I would think the prices would be around the same or a little lower dollars.

3. It is very important that you do not use any flea treatments, unless you've bought them from vet - commercially available ones often have enough poison to harm your cat. For the same reason, never use a flea collar.

4. There is a bath you can give them with a comb and little soapy water (dawn dish soap) - please wait til someone who uses this comes along to tell you amounts.
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