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anaemia in cats

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Shadow And Lightning, Feb 10, 2012.


  1. Shadow And Lightning

    Shadow And Lightning PetForums VIP

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    got my sisters little girly fluffball here for a few days, noticed shes got quite pale gums, and ate some litter earlier, that a long with fleas im thinking she may be anaemic, got a vet trip in the morning just wanted to know what they do to diagnose it, will they take blood?
     
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    Yes, for a definitive diagnosis yes they would take ( hopefully, given the suspicion ) a small amount of blood. However, the pale gums are a very good indication of anaemia so vet may not bother. How old is she?
     
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    shes about 10 months old
    my boys are getting neutered on tuesday so im hoping whatever they do doesnt cost too much lol
     
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    Ah! At that age most likely to be flea-related and unless severe should resolve on its own once fleas are treated. Mention litter eating to vet. If older it can be a symptom of other illnesses and I would have suggested full blood panel.
     
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    yeah ive got a mental list of things ive noticed just since shes been here, but i dont wanna just assume its flea related and something serious gets left untreated
     
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