Our question this week was:
My cat has blood in feces, what is this caused by?
Hi – thanks for your email. Blood in the feces can be caused by several reasons. Fecal blood can be digested (look black and tarry) which means it comes from the stomach. The most common reasons for that is a stomach problem or an oral problem (such as a tooth problem from which they swallowed blood). They can have ulcers and cancer.
Bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal track is more likely to look like fresh blood.
It can be caused by a variety of things including:
I'd recommend that you take her and a fecal sample to your vet for evaluation. An article that might be helpful to you is Melena (Digested Blood in Stool) in Cats and Hematochezia (Fresh Blood in Stool) in Cats.
Best of luck!
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