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Alarming Symptoms In Aging Cats

James R. Speiser, DVM, DABVP, CCRT
October 16, 2015

Common Causes Of Anemia In Pets Unfortunately we all experience changes in our body as we age, and for cats, thereís no exception. But cats are notorious for masking symptoms of disease, so itís important to take action if you suspect something may be a little off, rather than waiting to see if it gets better on its own.

Common health issues we see in older cats include kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism. Here are some symptoms to look out for:
  1. Kidney disease. Youíll find that cats with kidney disease drink more water, or urinate more than usual. You also might notice weight loss, bad breath, or ulcers in the mouth in extreme cases. Kidney disease can be treated with dietary change and medications. Some cats will require intravenous fluid therapy in the hospital for a few days, followed by fluids given...


What Are Common Causes Of Anemia In Pets?

James R. Speiser, DVM, DABVP, CCRT
October 9, 2015

Common Causes Of Anemia In Pets Anemia is the condition of not having enough red blood cells. Red blood cells are basically bags of an oxygen carrier called hemoglobin that distributes oxygen to the body.

Anemia is separated into two types. The first type is called regenerative anemia and is a condition where there are less than adequate red blood cells, but the bone marrow is responding by releasing more young red blood cells than normal, so that the anemia is improving. The second type is called non-regenerative anemia where the anemia is not being corrected by the...


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