Anemia in Cats .. Cause,Signs,Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted by admin On May - 27 - 2011

Clinical Cases:

Anemia in Cats

Definition: Abnormal decrease in the circulating Red blood cells (RBCs) and Hemoglobin.

Cause:

-There are many Causes of Anemia as:

  • Infection with erythrocyte parasites as (Mycoplasma parasites,Babesia ….etc) Which cause hemolysis
  • Blood loss due to Trauma or surgical wound
  • Splenic Disease (Splenomegaly)
  • Red blood cell aplasia
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Chronic renal diseases
  • Neoplasia

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Irregular heart rate
  • General weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea
  • May be Vomiting occur

Diagnosis:

  • From the diseased mentioned before which cause Anemia
  • Complete blood count (CPC)
  • Reticulocyte count
  • Bone marrow examination
  • Radiography
  • Coagulation test

Treatment:

  • Transfusion of blood Hemoglobin solution as Oxyglobin
  • Emphasis should be placed
  • Treatment of the causative disease

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