There are a lot of possible factors that triggers anemia in cats. It can be because of a simple blood loss, iron deficiency, or destruction of red blood cells within the body. The following are the common causes of anemia in felines:
- Feline LeukemiaVirus (FeLV) or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
- Mycoplasma haemophilus
- Blood loss from severe infestations (especially in kittens) caused by ticks, fleas, and hookworms
- Medical condition that affects the cat’s immune system in which the body is destroying its own red blood cells.
- Internal bleeding into the gastrointestinal tract as a result of disease
- Severe inflammation
- Reaction to certain drugs or exposure to certain toxins that stimulates iron excretion or blood loss
- Cancer that often results to internal bleeding
- Kidney diseases that alters the production of red blood cells
Creating a well-balanced diet is the best solution to prevent your beloved pet from developing anemia. You can also try giving supplements to your cats as an alternative way to get nutrients.
Bentonite clay is enriched with trace minerals such as potassium, iron, and magnesium. By mixing a tablespoon of bentonite clay with water, you create an instant drink that will make up for the nutrients your body needs.