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Anemia Due to Enlarged Blood Cells in Cats




Once the underlying cause is identified, a treatment plan will be developed to deal with that particular illness first. This is a relatively mild disease, except when it occurs in cats with the FeLV. Treatment will be administered on an outpatient basis. If your cat is demonstrating signs of drug toxicity, discontinue the offending drug. Instead, supplement your pet's diet with folic acid or vitamin B12.


Living and Management


Initially, you should take your cat in to see the veterinarian weekly for a complete blood count, and occasionally for a bone-marrow aspiration and evaluation. Cats that have the FeLV should be monitored carefully for a malformation of cells in the blood and bone marrow.


Ultimately, your cat's prognosis will depend on the underlying cause of the anemia. For example, cats that have anemia in conjunction with the FeLV will have an unfavorable prognosis. If a drug was the cause for the anemia, taking your cat off the drug should resolve the problem.



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