My cat back in early may was anemic and dehydrated. We had him on iron(from regular vet) and gave him fluids under the skin for about two weeks. His CBC red blood cell counts are very low. Feline leukemia and feline AIDS were negative as was blood parasites (still wonder about that). He had lost about 2 pounds in that time. One vet said it was FIP but another holistic vet said that the counts were completely opposite for that. We now are giving him Bio-Preparation F3+ and Pet-tinic. He had a bout with hairball build up and we had to give him Laxatone for 5 days, which seemed to help. He is eating REALLY well and uses the litter box fine and is always grooming himself. I have sent a copy of his blood work that was done in May. Thank you for any input you can give on this.
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. It’s good your cat was tested negative for FIV and Felv and by the tests it shows he is not making new red blood cells. I still would address the blood parasite issue, Haemoplasma infection is very easy to treat with the antibiotic Doxycycline. An increase in the red blood cells would be diagnostic for the parasite if treated with the antibiotic.
Since it was in May the bloodwork was done has his red blood cell count been retested to evaluate if the treatments have helped. If he is eating well and his overall health appears healthy a new blood test may confirm he is getting better, it can change in several days. You may want to consider canned pumpkin for hairballs, as Laxatone is petroleum based and not as healthy as the natural fiber in pumpkin. Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA