If you find a diarrhea with blood in a kitten, then you should immediately take action, but first you need to identify the cause of diarrhea. These symptoms can indicate both serious diseases and the body's response to any stimuli.
Cause of Diarrhea with Blood
There may be many reasons, but the main ones are considered:
- Feed change.
- The appearance in the diet of a new product.
- Bacterial or viral infections.
- Severe stress.
- Helminth infection.
- Binge eating.
When kittens grow up a little, they begin to feed them with food or other products that were not in their body before. Diarrhea with blood can cause such a change, as the body refuses to accept new food or the stomach digests it poorly.
Another reason that kittens have diarrhea with blood is an injury to the body. Kittens are very active and are often injured during games, which can also cause diarrhea with blood.
If the sick kitten is with his mother, then at a certain age the cat begins to carry all kinds of food to the kittens, including rodents, which before getting caught by the cat ate poison. It is she who can bring any poor-quality food that can cause diarrhea.
If other cats live in the house, then the kitten can get helminthiasis from them, which can also cause diarrhea with blood. Also, diarrhea with blood in a kitten may appear due to inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). In this case, a strict diet for the animal is necessary.
If, along with loose stools, vomiting, refusal to eat, lethargy, apathy, thirst, the presence of mucus in the feces and sharp weight loss are manifested, then this can be signs of serious illness, up to oncology.
Methods for treating diarrhea with blood
If the kitten vilifies for 1-2 days, then you can try to give him Smect or Enterofuril suspension (1.5 ml 2 times a day). But it is advisable to give the last drug within seven days, even if the diarrhea has passed. Rice broth can also help stop feces with blood.
If diarrhea is the first time, then it is necessary to arrange a kitten's therapeutic fasting, but always a large amount of water. Water can be replaced with various decoctions that strengthen the stool, such as:
- St. John's wort
- Oak bark.
If the kitten does not drink on its own, he needs to pour in a decoction, at least 3 times a day.
In case of poisoning, activated charcoal or potassium permanganate will help get rid of a blood stool. The latter must be diluted carefully so as not to burn the baby's internal organs, the solution should be a little pinkish. Potassium permanganate causes vomiting, thus helping to cleanse the body of poisons. In addition to decoctions, the same drugs that are prescribed to people (Regidron, Hydrovit and others) will help the animal, but they need to be given in smaller quantities.
If feces with blood is a sign of helminth infection, it is necessary to water the kitten with drugs from these parasites. But first, it is advisable to do an analysis to identify parasites and consult a veterinarian about which drugs are best given to the animal. The most effective means against parasites are Prazitel, Dirofen for kittens, Milbemaks. Before giving kitten medications, be sure to look at how old they are allowed.
For owners who have just become a happy owner of a kitten and he has developed such an ailment, do not self-medicate, as you can only make it worse. It is better to immediately consult a doctor who can make the correct diagnosis and prescribe effective treatment.