Mild cases of cat anemia can be diagnosed by observing its signs and symptoms. In some cases wherein a cat experience vague and diffused symptoms, a complete blood count (CBC) test may be required. CBC test is a series of blood tests that aim to determine the concentration of hemoglobin and the number of red blood cells present in the bloodstream.
Once your cat has been tested positive to anemia, treatment options will be laid out to you based on your cat’s condition, its severity, and underlying causes:
- Blood Transfusion- Cats with severe cat anemia needs an immediate blood transfusion. This helps restore your cat’s red blood cells count, preparing the body to be able to respond to treatments.
- Antibiotics- Cats with anemia caused by heavy infestations are oftenprescribed with antibiotics on a certain duration. This may last for a few days or weeks, depending on the severity.
- Surgery- Surgery stops excessive blood loss by stabilizing the flow of blood in the bloodstream.
- Supplements- Mild iron deficiency anemia is often reversed by a quick change in the diet. You can create a diet rich in iron and give them iron supplements with copper. 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 can replace the missing nutrients your pets need.