My kitten (4 months old) had quite a large clump of fresh red blood (about…

My kitten (4 months old) had quite a large clump of fresh red blood (about a small capful worth) in his poop last night (it was a more runny poop than usual).

Is this normal? I have googled it and some places say it’s fine, while others are panicking me.

He is acting totally normal, running around and being as loving as usual.

I DID feed him some raw turkey mince the night before for the first time in about a month (his breeders used to give him it but I hadn’t yet).

He has been taking worming medicine and is up to date with vaccines.

Should I take him to the vet or just keep an eye on it?

The pic shows the poop (sorry!), the blood is on the left-hand side, the dark spot.

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

No, blood in poop is not normal. Fresh blood in poop comes from irritated bowel (the gut is bleeding). I would definitely see a vet.

Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hi Nikki,

Blood is definitely not normal. Also though, this is diarrhea. Normal cat feces is well formed or even semi soft. This looks very loose. I’d be concerned first with even though you say you’ve treated your kitten for worms, take in a sample to your vet and have it analyzed.

De worming is usually a multi step process of at least two doses spread out over time, depending on the parasite.

Good luck with whatever your vet discovers!


julie brader
5 years ago

Hi Nikki, sorry to hear this. Any blood in stools is never normal and he has diahrrea too. Fresh blood in stools means its coming from the lower intestine or bowel. If it had been darker brownish blood it would have come from higher up…the colour showing it had been partly digested.   Could he have picked something up thats upset his tummy possibly? You didn’t give any bones with the turkey did you? If you did he could have one stuck.  Its good hes running around as normal but take him to the Vet this evening.  Take a sample… Read more »

julie brader
5 years ago

You are more than welcome Nikki…just pleased I could help a bit. Hope all goes well at the Vet. ?