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I am sorry to hear about this concern for Tokyo.
A few points.
1. At this age, it is very important that a few things be addressed.
a. He should have received a few dewormers, at about 3 week intervals by now. if he has only been dewormed once or twice, absolutely must be repeated....even if you are seeing no worms at all!
b. A fecal test is a must!
Bring in a fresh poop sample to the veterinarian. Ideally, within a few hours. Request that it be sent “OUT” to the laboratory instead of being looked at in the hospital (more accurate that way). We are not interested in only worm eggs, but also checking for the very common microscopic bugs like giardia and coccidia. These types of parasites will not be cured with over-the-counter dewormers. Giardia can also be difficult to identify on routine fecal tests, so ask your vet if they always add a “giardia elisa” to the fecal test.
When any blood is seen in the stool it can suggest colitis. Colitis, is when the large intestine is inflamed. The blood is called hematochezia. Hematochezia in Cats
Great that he is not straining, but this is worth follow up with your vet.
sometimes, it can be related to a intolerance to something in the food, but I would want to ensure no parasite issues first.
Don't worry about trying any supplements or food changes just yet. Could make things worse.
Hope that information has been helpful.
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