Causes of Anemia in Cats
- Anemia is caused by excessive blood loss such as occurs in an accident or traumatic situation, or from a decrease in the body producing red blood cells.
- Blood loss can also result from infestations of fleas sucking the cats blood or a parasite worm problem with the cat.
- Anemia in cats can also be caused by tumors or ulcerated conditions in the stomach or intestine.
Symptoms and Treatments of Infectious Anemia in Cats
- Anemic cats are short on energy due to the decreased RBC count.
- Fevers may occur. Fluids are essential. You can add unflavored sports drinks to the cats water bowl.
- The cat requires extra minerals in its diet. It is not surprising for a cat to eat dirt outside or even eat it’s own litter as it instinctively attempts to taker in much needed minerals.
- Remember to never feed a cat onion in any form. Onions can severely break down the cats red blood cells which leaves him prone to anemia.
- Carao is a forest fruit from Costa Rica which is said to help with anemia in cats. It is a raw concentrated fruit. Carao increases the cats strength and helps to increase endurance. It improves appetite and helps with gaining weight.
- Carao is low in iron so does not give the horrid side effects of constipation.
- Cats with low red blood cell production need a diet high in protein for increasing their energy levels and stimulating production of red blood cells. Carao increases the cats strength and helps to increase endurance.
- Keep a good eye on the color of your cats mucous membranes, particularly in the mouth.
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