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Feature June 2015 Issue

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Pale gums and other signs found in the mouth can offer clues to the source of certain types of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

Cats that vomit blood, pass fresh blood in the feces or have black tarry stools should be evaluated promptly by a veterinarian. Here’s why.

Discovery of blood in the feces when cleaning the litter box is one of the more common reasons for concerned cat owners to bring their cat to the veterinarian. When cats bleed from the large intestine or colon, it is beyond the point where digestion occurs, and any blood associated with the feces appears red.

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