Question by  soniya (22)

What could be causing my cat to have mucus in his stool?

My cat's stool has become laden with mucus and I have no idea what is causing it.


Answer by  MyDogsMom (30)

You may want to take your cat and a stool sample to your vet for evaluation. It could be various causes for this condition, but a visit to the vet should be your first priority. It may be a simple dietary change is needed. Your cat may be allergic to the food its eating.


Answer by  emhaskey (685)

Occasional mucus in cat stool may be normal, but if persistent it may be a sign of a parasitic infestation, bacterial infection, or an intolerance to the pet food.


Answer by  Sael (313)

Mucus in the stool is often a sign of internal parasites. Typically this is confirmed with a fecal float or other fecal analysis, however cats are hard to obtain fresh stool from. You can take your cat to a vet and ask for dewormer instead.


Answer by  ryark (243)

Parasites, foreign body, constipation, megacolon, irritable bowel disease, malabsorption illnesses, auto-immune diseases. In short, bring your cat to your veterinarian because a wide array of illnesses can cause that symptom.


Answer by  Wendi (67)

Cats can get mucus in their stool for a number of reasons. He could have gotten into rotten or spoiled food, have food allergies or a parasitic infection. I would suggest making an appointment with your vet as soon as possible.


Answer by  Angela17 (697)

When a cat or dog has been shown to have mucus in its stool, it can be an irritation in the stomach. Bad food, change in diet. Seek Vet Advice.

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