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Dog Anemia

Dog anemia can be a rather serious condition that may be caused by a variety of factors and diseases. An anemic dog will need veterinary care and special attention not only in terms of administering the absolute best treatment but also to determine the root of the problem before proceeding.What Causes Dog Anemia? A dog that is anemic is using their bloods supply of red blood cells faster than the body is able to compensate. Iron deficiency, a…

Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia - IMHA

…cause of these symptoms. Symptoms may be acute or more slow and gradual if onset. In onset cases, the targeted red blood cells are in the bone marrow, not in the blood vessels. No single test exists as yet. Evaluating an anemic dog can involve bloodwork, x-rays, ultrasound, bone marrow exams and other tests. IMHA is often diagnosed on suspicion and with no specific causes. Treatment involves restoring the red blood cell numbers and halting the…

Cat Infectious Anemia

…disease in dogs, however at this time the evidence suggest that the infection cannot spread across the species line.Symptoms and Diagnosis In mild cases symptoms include loss of appetite and lethargy. More seriously anemic cats are pale in the mucus membranes, and may appear jaundice. Weight loss, rapid heart beats and rapid respiratory rates are other signs of severe anemia. Some cats may start eating dirt and litter in attempt to replenish…

Cat Lice

…chewer.Signs of Cat Lice There can be a lot of . The coat becomes dry and is no resembling a , and there will be bald patches. This is especially true around the head, neck and anus. In severe cases, a kitten can become anemic if the infestation is severe.How does it spread? Lice can only be transmitted by direct contact. Lice are six legged wingless insects. They do not jump or move much and once settled on a cat, they will generally stay there.…

Dog Lice

…Lice There can be a lot of . The coat becomes dry and no longer resembles Dog Shiny Coat, and there will also be bald patches. This is especially true around the head, neck and anus. In severe cases, a puppy can become anemic if the infestation is severe.How does it spread? Lice can only be transmitted by direct contact. Lice are six legged wingless insects. They do not jump or move much and once settled on a dog, they will generally stay there.…

Cat Fleas

…is capable of causing anemia, especially in kittens, further testing may be necessary in some cases in order to check for this condition. When evaluating a cat for anemia, a veterinarian will look at its gums, as an anemic cats gums tend to be pale, without their typical, healthy pink colour. Blood tests may also be conducted to confirm the presence of anemia.Pathophysiology Fleas are wingless external parasites that feed upon the blood…

Dog Worms

…by worms. Some pets who are infected with worms suffer from malnutrition and anemia. Dogs with an especially large amount of worms in their system may take on an unhealthy, malnourished appearance. Also, dogs that become anemic as a result of such an infection often have a rapid heart rate. Sometimes these canines will also develop a swollen, potbelly. This last sign is particularly characteristic of puppies suffering from internal parasites.…

Cat Gastrinomas

…have which can sometimes eve be bloody]] and may also have a . and pain are not unusual. and may also occur as well.Diagnosis When lab studies are done by your veterinarian, your cat will most likely be found to be anemic. Such lab tests may also indicate low albumin, chloride and potassium along with elevation of blood sugar and gastrin. An endoscopic exam by which a small tube is inserted into the cat’s mouth and into their stomach may…

Cat Hemolytic Anemia

The diagnosis of hemolytic anemia in your dog can be devastating. This is a type of anemia that directly affects the immune system. The red blood cells become covered with antibody proteins, which mark them for destruction. When an excessive amount of red blood cells are destroyed, the patient becomes anemic.Symptoms Your dog will be weak. They will feel cold and will take on a yellowish tint to the gums and eyes. This is due to the fact that the…

Cat Splenectomy

…red cells that are damaged by parasites. On occasion the entire red blood cell is removed to prevent the circulation and thus the spread of the parasite. Unfortunately, too much removal is not good. Your cat can become anemic. This would be an indication for a splenectomy. The spleen also has functions for the white blood cells. This fulfills its purpose of boosting the immune system. The white part of the spleen functions much the same as a…

Flea Anemia

…light pink or even white in colour) are one of the main signs. Also, a flea comb will help to identify flea dirt. If you have a cat that has been eating small pebbles or cat litter then there is a good chance they are anemic. A blood test called a hematocrit can be done by your vet, in office, to determine the severity of the anemia. Prevention is the most effective treatment for flea anemia. Checking your pet often for fleas before they become…

Dog Hemolytic Anemia

The diagnosis of hemolytic anemia in your dog can be devastating. This is a type of anemia that directly affects the immune system. The red blood cells become covered with antibody proteins, which mark them for destruction. When an excessive amount of red blood cells are destroyed, the patient becomes anemic.Symptoms Your dog will be weak. They will feel cold and will take on a yellowish tint to the gums and eyes. This is due to the fact that the…

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