If you notice blood in your cats feces, you'll probably just about lose it.After all, it can be frightening to see your cat suffering from a potentially painful condition.However, you need to stay calm and first of all figure out why there is blood in cat stool.
If you notice blood in your cat's feces, you'll probably just about lose it. After all, it can be frightening to see your cat suffering from a potentially painful condition. However, you need to stay calm and first of all figure out why there is blood in cat stool.
In a cat blood in stool is a condition known as hematochezia. It can be caused by a number of minor disorders and in some cases severe ones. Cancer and other terminal illnesses can cause hematochezia.
Symptoms that often accompany blood in cat stool include increased bowl movement, constipation, lethargy, loss of appetite, excessive water intake, vomiting, and sudden weight loss. The first thing you need to do if you notice such symptoms is take your cat to a vet.
When it comes to a cat blood in stool can be caused by conditions and diseases like bacterial infections, ingestion of toxic substances, intestinal parasites, cancer of the lower bowel, inflammation of the bowel, intake of certain antibiotics or drugs, a benign tumor in the colon or rectum, consumption of unhealthy food, or clotting disorder.
No matter what the cause of your cat's problem, you need to make sure it is addressed quickly. Most commonly, blood in the stool is caused by bacterial infections. These bacterial infections generally cause urinary infections simultaneously, meaning that your cat may also be urinating blood.
In order to address a bacterial infection that is causing blood in cat stool, do NOT give your cat antibiotics. If you remember, antibiotics are actually one of the causes of blood in stools. You need to use a gentle treatment to get rid of the bacteria. Otherwise, the problem will be aggravated.
A natural treatment that is highly effective at getting rid of blood in cat stool is homeopathy. Homeopathy is very gentle because it uses only minute amounts of natural ingredients to get the job done.
For the best results in treating a bacterial infection that is causing blood in cat stool, use a homeopathic remedy that contains cantharis and uva ursi. These tonics will get rid of bacteria that are often the culprit in urinary infections in causing blood to appear in stools.
In addition to treating a bacterial infection this way, make sure that you change your cat's diet and ensure that he gets plenty of water. Stay away from tap water and commercial foods. Give your cat filtered water and natural, unprocessed food for optimal health and healing.
The key in treating blood in cat stool is holistic treatment. You need to address all possible causes. Of course this is after ruling out any serious cases such as cancer or poison ingestion. Once your vet figures out what the problem is, decide on a treatment plan and use homeopathy and a healthy lifestyle to help your cat achieve recovery and health.
Jeff Grill is an editor of the Cat Health Guide and has written on many feline health problems.