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Your cat should be hospitalized in an intensive care unit and treated aggressively for the underlying disease. Your cat's activity will need to be restricted to avoid incidental bleeding, which can occur as the result of even small and seemingly minor injuries. Fluid therapy, oxygen and blood plasma transfusions should be administered to the cat.
Your veterinarian may choose to use heparin to slow any further progression of clotting, but this drug will need to be used with extreme caution, as high doses can lead to fatal hemorrhaging.
If your cat has been diagnosed with disseminated intravascular coagulation, it must remain in the hospital until the bleeding has been brought under control and signs of improvement have progressed with reverse. Unfortunately, the underlying diseases that cause the body to react this way are generally very severe, and animals that are suffering from DIC, along with the causative condition, tend not to survive. Prompt and aggressive treatment is the only possible method for preventing a rapid and morbid progression.
A cell that aids in clotting
Small purple or red spots on an animal’s skin; due to a small hemorrhage
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
A type of nucleated cell used for clotting
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A medical condition in which the pancreas becomes inflamed
Less oxygen than normal in the blood
The end of the gastrointestinal tract; the opening at the end of the tract.
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
The widening of something
A type of anti coagulating medication or property
A type of protein that can be dissolved in water; found in milk, egg white, certain muscle, blood, and some urine.
A gland that aids in both digestive and insulin functions