How to Treat Feces with Feline Blood at Home
Bloody feline stools are something to worry about. This can be a sign of a number of medical issues, so it’s important to take your cat to the vet. Before doing so, you should have a list of the symptoms you have noticed, which will help your vet make a conclusive diagnosis. Beyond that, knowing the best way to treat these symptoms and cure the underlying cause will prevent your cat from having to endure this condition in the future. In the article, you will learn the symptoms, causes, and treatments for blood in cat feces and how to help your cat.
Symptoms of Feline Bloody Diarrhea and Blood in Feces
Beyond seeing blood in your cat’s stool or diarrhea, you may also notice one or more of the following symptoms. Since writing down these symptoms will be helpful to your vet, be sure to write them down:
- sudden weight loss
- drink too much water
- loss of appetite
- Frequent bowel movements (more than usual)
- Decreased activity, lethargy
- Straining or pain during defecation
Causes of Feline Bloody Diarrhea
Causes of blood in diarrhea may include one or more of the following:
- bacterial infection
- Intestinal inflammation or colitis
- Ingestion of household poisons or foods that cause allergic reactions
feline blood feces treatment
Since blood in the diarrhea or stool can be indicative of digestion problems, be sure to feed your cat quality food. Many pet owners don’t understand that canned cat food and kibble are processed foods. Some of these foods contain dyes, fillers, additives and preservatives. These are not healthy for your cat. Feed your cat natural food that is high in fiber, low in fat, and has good quality protein. Refrain from giving your cat table scraps.
If your cat has worms, use a deworming medication to get rid of them, but do your research before considering the use of other medications or drugs. One of the causes of feline bloody diarrhea is antibiotics, so giving them to treat a symptom caused by antibiotics is obviously not a smart course of action. Antibiotics have side effects and suppress symptoms, but they do not cure the problem. This is why pet owners around the world are turning to homeopathic remedies to treat and prevent colon and urinary tract problems.
These remedies contain ingredients that work as effectively as antibiotics, but do not have any side effects. They work at the cellular level to heal symptoms like bloody feces and the conditions that caused them. They will strengthen your cat’s immunity, and since they are gentle and affordable, they can be used daily to prevent problems from reoccurring. Best of all, they’re convenient: just sprinkle them on your cat’s food or put a few pellets in your cat’s mouth.
Since all natural remedies are not created equal, be sure to do your research. Look for remedies that contain proven ingredients like berberis, cantharis, and uva ursi.