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  • We rescued a four-week-old kitten who's recently been having real runny stools with an occasional a few drops of blood in them. We plan on taking her into a Banfield this Saturday so she can get her shots and a general checkup. Is there anything we can do until then to help ease her stomach?

    There is not a lot that you can do for her from home. The blood in her stool is concerning. With young kittens it is important that they are seen as soon as possible when they are having loose stool, especially when there is blood present. A lot of times their immune system is not fully functioning at such a young age. With this type of symptom a little problem can become severe or life threatening very quickly. I recommend that she be seen immediately to make sure that this is taken care of. A lot of times it is easier and less expensive to treat a disease early.


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