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Anemia Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Could your cat have anemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Cat laying down on a wooden table
Cat laying down on a wooden table

As CKD progresses, your cat may develop anemia. Anemia may have a negative impact on your cat's quality of life. Anemia can result in a decrease in oxygen-rich blood flow to organs. This can be particularly detrimental to kidney function in cats with CKD.

Symptoms of anemia may include:

  • Pale gums

  • Lethargy (weakness, sleeping more, less active)

  • Decreased appetite

  • Decreased grooming

  • Faster breathing and increased heart rate

There is currently no FD-approved treatment for managing anemia in cats. Our hospital is currently enrolling patients for an important clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a new animal drug for the management of anemia in cats with CKD. Cats that are part of the study will be evaluated for approximately 6 consecutive months. If eligible for the study, cats will receive their assigned treatment, examinations/evaluations, and bloodwork FREE OF CHARGE.

If you are interested in learning more about this important study, please contact Bradford Park Veterinary Hospital at (417) 509-8961 for more information.