Blood from mouth or cat food?

jahzara

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Found this in my cat’s food bowl this evening.
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This is the back end of the bowl.

He’s been snubbing food lately. We switch them off between Science Diet and Taste of the Wild dry cat food. I always do a gradual mixing of the two food when we get a new bag, and so I thought maybe he was snubbing because he now has decided he doesn’t like Science Diet anymore, but maybe he is injured in his mouth.

Will be calling the vet tomorrow for an appointment but not sure if it’s his blood or possibly blood from his food that wasn’t properly blended? It was a Sheba pate salmon meal.
 

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Years ago one of my cats injured his mouth on dry cat food. It was one of Science Diet’s short lived “natural” versions. I realized afterwards that the kibble was as hard as rocks. Guess that’s not very helpful, but just thought I would mention it.
 

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It looks like fresh blood to me. Will your cat let you look inside her mouth or is there blood on the fur around her mouth?.
 
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Years ago one of my cats injured his mouth on dry cat food. It was one of Science Diet’s short lived “natural” versions. I realized afterwards that the kibble was as hard as rocks. Guess that’s not very helpful, but just thought I would mention it.
was thinking it could have been the kibble too

It looks like fresh blood to me. Will your cat let you look inside her mouth or is there blood on the fur around her mouth?.
I tried as best I could by giving him a comb to chew on. Couldn’t see anything out of the ordinary.
No blood on the fur or his chin or anything.
 

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This looks like fresh blood . Try and open the mouth to see if any abcesses or wounds inside his mouth . If you can t, you should check a vet . They can hurt when they chew . If this persist you can try to add some fresh water in the kibble to be more soft . The only advice can be given by the vet .
Fingers crossed to be a one time problem !
 
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