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OMG - Bright Red Blood in Bunduk's Stool

onster
September 2nd, 2008, 01:26 PM
I am freaking out. Called the vet - we have an appointment at 4pm. Bunduk is acting normal, nuzzling me..I only noticed something was wrong when he turned around after headbutting me - the fur on his back end had bright red streaks and his anal area had a bright red ring around it.

I ran to check the litter box and sure enough there is a large stool. First part of it seems normal, last bit of it is a bit loose, with this blob of bright red blood at the end.

The only thing I can think is different is that he may have consumed is carnation leaves. My moms friend bought her carnations and apparently Onnie and Bunduk were eating them up before I found out and moved them into a closed area.

Love4himies
September 2nd, 2008, 01:32 PM
He may have broken some blood vessels and should be just fine. Good to take him to the vet anyways.

Good luck today. :goodvibes:

onster
September 2nd, 2008, 01:35 PM
Thanks L4H...its really scary.
Have any of your cats had this?

Ive seen a little ring of pink/red on his bum before, when he was a baby but I never worried about it as I never found blood in the litter box and his poops were so weird when he was a baby and cuz of all the weird things he chewed got into.

Ive never seen blood streaks on his fur before..or blob in the litter box :sad:

Love4himies
September 2nd, 2008, 01:37 PM
Yes, Puddles gets constipated every once in a while and I see some blood on her stools. Her next one is fine so I don't worry too much. Bright red means the blood is coming from the rectum area, not higher up in the intestines where bleeding could be a symptom of something serious.

Winston
September 2nd, 2008, 01:38 PM
Onster dont worry he will be okay! This has happened to both of mine before! I freaked out too! The vet said exactly what L4H said!

My boy had some trouble with his one anal glad...it had absessed a bit but no big deal really! Glad he is getting it checked!

Since I changed them over to the new food I havent noticed it in a long time!

krdahmer
September 2nd, 2008, 03:33 PM
Good luck at the vets! :goodvibes:

That's happened here before when Buddy had a HUGE poop. He was fine the next day and back to regular pooping. Hopefully thats all it was for Bunduk... maybe he was pushing to hard.

onster
September 2nd, 2008, 07:45 PM
Thanks for the input and goodwishes guys!

The vet said that upon physical examination there doesnt seem to be anything wrong, and just to watch his pooping habits closely for the next while and see if theres any more blood. Hopefully its just a one off :fingerscr

On returning from the vet though bunduk has been trying to get rid of a nasty hairball as far as I can tell...i gave him some olive oil and he lapped it up, hopefully it will help. Its making me extra nervous though, the hacking and all.

When we were breaking our fast just now, Onnie was in sight but Bunduk was no where to be found...which is odd for him, he always sticks with us, especially when there is food on the table (beggar). I found him asleep on the floor of my room...weird..but then again as soon as he saw me he started contorting himself and purmeowing for belly rubs. I think he's just having a bad day..poor baby :grouphug::goodvibes::sad:

growler~GateKeeper
September 2nd, 2008, 10:12 PM
:goodvibes: speedy recovery to Bunduk :grouphug:

If he was trying to bring up a hairball before you noticed the blood, the strain from that could also have caused it, or as krdahmer mentions a wee bit of constipation can cause abit of blood.

Some sites mention carnations as toxic to cats but do not mention which parts of the plant, however on site mentions "the leaves of carnations may cause some redness & irritation around the mouth & in the skin."

14+kitties
September 2nd, 2008, 10:16 PM
Darn, I hate working!! :rolleyes: I never see these threads till they are done. Anyway, sending lots of :goodvibes: for the little sweetie. He does seem to get into lots of adventures. Maybe he and Timmy are related somehow?

Lots of fingers and toes crossed here that he is better tomorrow. :thumbs up

Love4himies
September 3rd, 2008, 12:07 PM
How is Bunduk today?

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 05:23 PM
Bunduk pooped blood again and has just not been himself. :sad: He did cough up a nasty hairball though so maybe that was the cause? I'm not sure. He was trying very hard all night to get it out.

He did eat after he coughed it up so I guess that's good. I'm keeping a close eye on him and we'll go to the vet first thign in the morning if need be (most probably).

Im hoping that it was just the strain of him trying to get he hairball out :sad:

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 05:28 PM
:goodvibes: speedy recovery to Bunduk :grouphug:

If he was trying to bring up a hairball before you noticed the blood, the strain from that could also have caused it, or as krdahmer mentions a wee bit of constipation can cause abit of blood.

Some sites mention carnations as toxic to cats but do not mention which parts of the plant, however on site mentions "the leaves of carnations may cause some redness & irritation around the mouth & in the skin."

Im hoping that's it growler :goodvibes:

Good thing I moved the carnations out of the way....theres no redness around his mouth or anything though, so I dont think its the carnations

hazelrunpack
September 3rd, 2008, 08:02 PM
Aw, I'm sorry he's still ailing. :sad: Was it a fair amount of blood the second time or less than the first time? :fingerscr that he's healing on his own from whatever it was.... :grouphug:

:goodvibes: for Bunduk!

Rainy
September 3rd, 2008, 08:09 PM
I hope Bunduk is feeling better soon!:pray:

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 08:14 PM
Mystery solved!!

And holy ....

He pooped again, this time with a little blood and I thought I saw something shiny in it. Poked around- I found a needle!!! As in a sewing needle!!

No wonder!!:eek::eek: He's now happy as can be! I have NO idea how he ate a needle, considering we havent been sewing at all and keep the kit locked away in a cupboard.

He's a happy camper now....does this warrant an emergency vet visit? He's acting normally now but I mean there was a needle in him :| :confused:

Crazy, crazy bunduk.

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 08:15 PM
Im still flabbergasted...

a needle??

wow.

aslan
September 3rd, 2008, 08:17 PM
Onster i wouldn't panic, just keep an eye on his poops. He has pooped it out which is good, now the little needle pricks just need to close. He should be fine.

:offtopic: wasn't it bunduk who got the lump from his shots 2 weeks later.

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 08:19 PM
I was waiting for someone to asnwer, thank u aslan!!

I just wasnt sure where to go from here - ie, what to do after discovering the needle.


Yep, bunduk had the weird lump. It went away when he was at catnap cottages...took over a month though!

Why ..i dont get it..why would he eat a neeedle?!? :wall:

aslan
September 3rd, 2008, 08:21 PM
i didn't read right back, where did the carnations come from, if sent to you did they come with a card attached, hence the needle. it could have been in a carpet somewhere in the house and it just took him this long to find it. As for eating it, he's a kitty and its a pretty sparkly. The worse i can see the needle doing is little pokes and jabs on the way out. I really think he'll be fine, just keep an eye on him, his bum is probably a little sore.

Rainy
September 3rd, 2008, 08:24 PM
Because it's shiny!I agree to just watch him and monitor him.The girl I used to work with chewed an electrical cord and got electricuted really bad.The foolish cat lost several teeth and alot of his lip and pallette and the cat still was seen trying to eat a cord afterward!It boggles the mind.

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 08:26 PM
Yeah we got carnations but they didnt come with a card as far as I know, plus Id imagine if they were to use a pin they wouldnt use a needle :shrug:

..phew...the best scenario happened and I have that to be thankful for- he pooped it out rather than it getting stuck in an odd position.


We do have a lot of rugs/carpets in the house...I guess that's possible that its been there for a while.
Now im going to be forever paranoid about him...he just doesnt know when NOT to eat something :mad:

:goodvibes: for Bunduks bum :o

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 08:29 PM
ummm rainy...bunduk does chew electrical cord and has electrocuted himself and has continued to chew on it after we began smelling something was burning. :wall: All wires are now covered with crittcord/chewsafe wireprotectors.

My bunduk isn't the brightest bulb :rolleyes:

thanks guys, ill keep an eye on him then :thumbs up He's looking at me now and prmmmeeemmmmrrrrrwww....*cocks head to the side*..."what's bugging u mommy?" :rolleyes: :crazy:

hazelrunpack
September 3rd, 2008, 08:45 PM
Whew--glad he pooped it out :grouphug:...but if his symptoms continue, onster, get him in quick. Likely he's passed what was causing the problem, but you don't want to mess around with peritonitis, so if he starts running a fever, goes off his food, or remains lethargic, get him in asap. And if the bleeding continues, you might want to have him xrayed to make sure he didn't ingest more than one needle! :eek:

That little :evil:! Is there anything he won't eat? :cat:

Bunduk, stop worrying your mommy!!!!! :frustrated:

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 08:49 PM
thanks hazel, will definately watch for all that :goodvibes: dont thnk il get any sleep tonight :o

My mom made him some plain chicken soup and I put a dallop of yoghurt on it for him, he is lapping it up :o:D...all seems well, but keeping fingers and toes crossed just in case :fingerscr

growler~GateKeeper
September 3rd, 2008, 09:00 PM
OMG what a little bugger!

So happy he passed it without too much difficulty. Like Hazel says watch him for the next several days for any symptoms that might indicate an infection & keep an eye on the poops for the next little while.

:goodvibes: Bunduk

:yell: stop eating what you not ought to silly :cat:

Frenchy
September 3rd, 2008, 09:02 PM
:laughing: Bunduck , stay away from shiny things ok ? Or your mom will have a heart attack !

I'm glad he pooped it out ! http://bestsmileys.com/toliot/1.gif

:thumbs up

hazelrunpack
September 3rd, 2008, 09:11 PM
thanks hazel, will definately watch for all that :goodvibes: dont thnk il get any sleep tonight :o

My mom made him some plain chicken soup and I put a dallop of yoghurt on it for him, he is lapping it up :o:D...all seems well, but keeping fingers and toes crossed just in case :fingerscr

We'll cross a couple dozen :pawprint:s here for him, too! :grouphug:

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 09:26 PM
lol, great smilie frencyy...that was probably what he was doing too :o

thanks guys :grouphug::goodvibes:

Now im so scared, cuz we use pins in our scarves and I tend to lose a few here and there....Im going to have to number my pins to keep track of them or something!!!! or GPS them :crazy::laughing:

I knew there was something wrong with him and shiny things when he started chewing the metal on the end of my shower door every morning :wall:

growler~GateKeeper
September 3rd, 2008, 09:49 PM
Get yourself a large powerful magnet & run it over the carpets, or a metal detector :p :D

luckypenny
September 3rd, 2008, 10:01 PM
...Im going to have to number my pins to keep track of them or something!!!! or GPS them :crazy::laughing:

Get yourself a large powerful magnet & run it over the carpets, or a metal detector :p :D

I was just thinking that, Growler. They sell kids' metal detectors at ToysRus for pretty cheap and they work quite well.

Big hugs for Bunduk and you too, Onster.

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 10:02 PM
LOL

Now a metal detector would be fun :D I have a feeling it would lead me straight to bunduks tummy tho :rolleyes:

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 10:03 PM
thanks for the tip LP :thumbs up

now go to bed, get some rest....and think happy thoughts. Ill pray for u :grouphug:

hazelrunpack
September 3rd, 2008, 10:14 PM
onster, you can pick up cow magnets for cheap at a farm store. They fit in your hand but are pretty powerful. If you've lost a pin, it'll pull it out of the carpet pretty easily--I use one to find needles I've dropped when I'm cross-stitching. I just pass it over the area where the needle drops and it sucks it right up. :D

TeriM
September 3rd, 2008, 10:20 PM
Mystery solved!!

And holy ....

He pooped again, this time with a little blood and I thought I saw something shiny in it. Poked around- I found a needle!!! As in a sewing needle!!

No wonder!!:eek::eek: He's now happy as can be! I have NO idea how he ate a needle, considering we havent been sewing at all and keep the kit locked away in a cupboard.

He's a happy camper now....does this warrant an emergency vet visit? He's acting normally now but I mean there was a needle in him :| :confused:

Crazy, crazy bunduk.

OMG, crazy kitty :eek:. Glad he is feeling better and :fingerscr that he will be all better quick.

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 10:22 PM
Great ideas everyone!!!

thank u so much!

A cow magnet eh...ummm..what do they do to the cows with the magnet?/

growler~GateKeeper
September 3rd, 2008, 10:26 PM
:eek: Cow Magnet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_magnet) who knew :eek: :laughing: my uncle raises cattle but never used one of those

hazelrunpack
September 3rd, 2008, 10:30 PM
They use cow magnets to make sure the herd 'sticks' together ! :laugh:

Actually, they are kind of a freaky thing, aren't they? Guess I should have explained it a little bit... :o

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 10:31 PM
:eek::eek::eek:

I would have never in a milllion years guessed that thats what a cow magnet is!!!!

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 10:32 PM
I thought ud say something cute like " a cow magnet is so called cuz its the shape of a cow" or....i dunno anything but that :eek:

growler~GateKeeper
September 3rd, 2008, 10:39 PM
They use cow magnets to make sure the herd 'sticks' together ! :laugh:

:laugh: :p

Dracko
September 3rd, 2008, 10:41 PM
All I have to say is only Bunduk would do that. :laughing:


I do have a cat that will eat Xmas ornaments if they smash. Learned that the hard way. My ex said to me one day, "I'm sure Ginkgo was eating an ornament they knocked down." I'm thinking, "lozer...as if." Sure enough the next day I hear chomp chomp and Ginkgo is eating the pieces of the broken ornament! Fortunately it was that sort of thin metal looking stuff not the glass ones. They are banned from my holiday celebrations, needless to say.

onster
September 3rd, 2008, 10:51 PM
:eek: Ummmmm...yeah, im glad we dont celebrate xmas/dont use ornaments cuz im preeeeety sure Bunduk would develop a taste for them :rolleyes:

Aslan has given me an idea :lightbulb: I need a bunduk magnet :D

krdahmer
September 4th, 2008, 12:20 AM
:crazy: fluffball!!! What a stinker! :goodvibes: that the needle didn't cause too much trouble on the way out.

bendyfoot
September 4th, 2008, 09:22 AM
:eek:Yowza, what was he thinking????? I can relate, Jaida ate a shaving razor as a baby and pooped out the blades:rolleyes:

ancientgirl
September 4th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Holy cow! I just saw this. I'm so sorry about the scare. Poor Bunduk. I'm terrified of any of mine swallowing a needle. I have a sewing machine and during Halloween I make them little costumes. I always get so nervous when I have that stuff out and have to be VERY careful they don't get near the stuff.

Thank goodness he got that out though.