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help - blood in grims stool

sphynxjinx

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hey lairians i’m posting here to see if anyone had a similar experience / knowledge about this.

grim is turning 5 this month and has had mostly regular bowel movements his whole life. he has been on purina vet brand gastrointestinal food for over a year and it’s been going well. a few weeks ago i began to notice red bloody mucous at the end of his stool, and brought him to the vet for a check up. they recommended we feed him the wet version of the gastro food along with some fortiflora. i began to notice some improvement and then a week later it’s been back and there’s bright red streaks in his stool. i’ve noticed blood on his anus and there were even drops of fresh blood on the floor outside the litter box. he’s not having diarrhea, the stool is very normal looking aside from having blood on it. im kinda freaking out. i am taking him to the vet this week but im wondering if anyone can soothe my anxiety or share a similar experience.

also - what should we test for first? what is most important? i am in a very tight financial situation and cant afford numerous tests and check ups, so if anyone knows what to prioritize in terms of tests please share ! thank you so much
 

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Catzzzmeow

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Bright red blood usually means there is irritation at the lower/end of their gastrointestinal tract. Your vet will probably talk to you about food again. You might try adding a spoonful of canned pumpkin to their wet food. Not pumpkin pie filling, just pure pumpkin. This can help the gut like probiotics do especially if the blood is caused by constipation .

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sphynxjinx

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Bright red blood usually means there is irritation at the lower/end of their gastrointestinal tract. Your vet will probably talk to you about food again. You might try adding a spoonful of canned pumpkin to their wet food. Not pumpkin pie filling, just pure pumpkin. This can help the gut like probiotics do especially if the blood is caused by constipation .

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thank you so much i will be trying this
 
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