My husband just called. When he fed the cats today our oldest cat didn't come running into the kitchen as usual. He found him crouched behind the television crying.

He is taking the cat to the vet now but he said that the cat had also had a bloody stool.

I'm concerned but as usual I cope by Googling. I may hate blood and hospitals but my urge to console myself by Googling for a solution is taking over.

I'm hoping it's simply constipation from a new food but he is also near 12-13 years old. He was a stray when I got him so I'm not exactly sure how old he is.