• What is the most common reason for blood in stool? My 8 month old kitten seems happy and healthy but sometimes I notice bright red blood mixed in with his stools. He eats a combo of wet and dry food, I just switched him to adult food. It doesn't happen a lot but I just want to be safe. Please let me know!

    Hi Megan,
    I recommend that you take your kitten into see a veterinarian. Blood in the stool is concerning and could have a few different underlying causes. Some of these can be severe if there is damage to the intestinal wall or if there is a clotting disorder. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause in your kitten after they have examined him. They may recommend some lab tests to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that he needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of his symptoms.


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