Dog ate chocolate?

ask a vet

Diarrhea and pale gums in a kitten.

Species: Cat
Breed: tabby orange
Age: 3-6 months
My cat has dirra for about two week i have notice his gum is pale pink what should i do should contace my vet




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Yes, it does sound like Squeeky needs to see his vet.

If his gums are pale then this likely means anemia. Anemia is due to losing blood or to the body not making enough blood cells.

In a young cat there are several possible reasons for anemia plus diarrhea:

  • A virus such as feline leukemia virus or FIV

  • Severe flea infestation.

  • Intestinal parasites such as hookworms or roundworms

  • A blood parasite called hemobartonella.



Kittens are not good at fighting dehydration so if he has had diarrhea for 2 weeks then this needs to be fixed soon!

I hope all goes well.

Dr. Marie.

---This question was asked in our Ask A Vet For Free section.---


Do you have a pet website? Interested in learning more about SEO for Wix?


Check out our dog age calculator and cat age calculator.

Want to receive pet coupons, vet advice and info on new pet products in your inbox?

* indicates required

We'll only send you great stuff, never spam. Unsubscribe any time.

Disclaimer: Although Dr. Marie is a qualified veterinarian, the information found on this site is not meant to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. AskAVetQuestion.com and Dr. Marie do not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, death, or disease which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. Do not use information found on this site for diagnosing or treating your pet. Anything you read here is for information only.

Search for similar questions:

ask a vet

Popular questions...

Lump on Rottweiler's leg. Dear Dr Marie Recently, I notice my dog has a lump or growth(white round bumpy... (15731 views)

1 month puppy can't poop. She has been constipated for 3 days. We have put half tsp. olive oil in food, giving... (15136 views)

Coughing cat. i have a indoor cat - about 10 years old... she had been staying in our... (12468 views)

Mucus in kitten's eyes. I found a kittin this moring it appeared to have mucus around the eyes and nose. I... (25976 views)

Stop dogs from fighting. I have 2 female doxies, one beats up the other all the time. How can i control this?... (6313 views)

Cat can't gain weight. My cat is underweight, I've tried feeding her more but it isn't working... How can I... (17904 views)

Red bumps on puppy's belly. Hi, our Border Collie puppy has these red bumps on her belly. They are real red and... (82858 views)

Flaky skin. Samson has flakey skin that is most obvious on his back toward the tail and under... (18518 views)

How does a vet put a dog to sleep? i'm thinking about putting my dog to sleep and i was wondering if i could stay in... (17784 views)

Are soy nuts bad for dogs? Are roasted soynuts safe for... (18814 views)

See all questions...

Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

Is an online vet visit just as good as a trip to your veterinarian? No! But, many times, asking an online veterinarian a question can help save you money. While Dr. Marie can't officially diagnose your pet or prescribe medications, she can often advise you on whether a vet visit is necessary. You can also ask Dr. Marie for a second opinion on your pet's condition.