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Treatment is usually non-specific unless the underlying cause is identified. Often, cats suffering from myelodysplastic syndromes are prone to severe complications, such as infections, and require intensive nursing care. In these cases, these animal will undergo antibiotic therapy until their white blood cell count normalizes. These cats are also more susceptible to severe anemia and hemorrhages and will require multiple blood transfusions.
Regular blood testing is required throughout treatment to evaluate the animal's progress. Unfortunately, the overall prognosis of these animals is not good, even after treatment. Maintaining the cat stable is, however, necessary to prevent further aggravation of symptoms.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A decrease in the number of neutrophilic leukocytes in an animal’s blood
The type of female hormone produced in the ovaries that contributes to sex drive and female characteristics
A condition in which growth and development are not up to normal standards
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.