Hemolytic Anemia

A condition in pets in which red blood cells are destroyed and removed from the bloodstream before their normal lifespan is over. Hemolyctic anemia is often caused by an immune system that is not working properly and is making antibodies that destroys the body\'s own blood cells. A veterinarian can determine the cause by a blood test. Severe Hemolyctic Anemia can be treated with a blood transfusion.

Hemolytic Anemia

How to Recognize

Listlessness, pale gums, a fast heartbeat, rapid breathing, and disorientation are signs of hemolytic anemia. Pets may tire out more easily or faint.

Causes

Hemolytic anemia is often caused by a malfunctioning immune system that produces antibodies that destroy the body\'s own blood cells.

Diagnosis

Your veterinarian will take a blood sample and run tests to detect if your pet is anemic.

Treatments

In severe cases, your pet could need a blood transfusion.

Hemolytic Anemia Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Similar Symptoms

Subscribe to our Newsletter.

Because your pet's health is important to us.



Get a Quote!

Get A FREE, No Obligation Pet Health Insurance Quote within 5 Minutes