Anemia (Methemoglobinemia) in Cats
Treatment for Methemoglobinemia
Living and Management of Methemoglobinemia
Do not administer over-the-counter medications to your cat without your veterinarian’s advice and/or approval, particularly medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen. If your cat has ingested one of these medications by accident, induce vomiting if possible and take the cat to the veterinarian or emergency clinic immediately.
Color should return to the skin and mucous membranes once the amount of methemoglobin in the blood has returned to a level that is not critical and blood on the spot test appears bright red. If methylene blue treatment has been given, the proportion of red cells in the blood should be monitored closely.
The protein that moves oxygen in the blood
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.