Could your cat have anemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD)?
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:
Lethargy (weakness, sleeping more, less active)
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.