PetMD Seal

Antibodies that Attack Blood Cells at Lower Temperatures in Cats



Your cat will need to be hospitalized in a warm environment until its health has stabilized and the disease is nonprogressive. Supportive care and wound management depend on clinical signs. If necrosis involving the tail tip or feet is severe, amputation may be required.


Removal of the spleen is of little assistance in patients with IgM-mediated hemolytic disorders, but may be helpful in those with therapy-resistant IgG-mediated hemolytic anemia.


Living and Management


Animals that have suffered from this condition are prone to relapse. Keep your cat in a warm environment at all times to prevent relapse. Prognosis is guarded to fair and recovery may take weeks.



Related Articles

Heart Failure Due to Valve Defect in Cats

Endocardiosis is a condition in which excessive fibrous tissue develops in the atrioventricular valves, affecting both the structure and function...

Low Platelet Count in Cats

An abnormally low production of blood platelets in cats is due to the medical condition thrombocytopenia. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment...

Irregular Heartbeat in Cats

Arrhythmia is caused by an abnormal variation in the cycling of impulses that regulate the heart's beating action, resulting in an irregular...

Parasitic Blood Infection (Haemobartonellosis) in Cats

The mycoplasma is a class of bacterial parasite that lacks cell walls and are able to survive without oxygen, making them resistant to antibiotics....