Aplastic Anemia in Cats – Clinicopathological Features and Associated Disease Conditions 1996-2004

Weiss D.J.

J Feline Med Surg, 2006. 8(3): p.203-6.


A retrospective study of 128 feline bone marrow reports identified 13 cases of aplastic anemia. Clinical diagnoses included chronic renal failure (n=5), feline leukemia virus infection (n=2), hyperthyroidism treated with methimazole (n=1) and idiopathic aplastic anemia (n=5). In some cats, starvation may play a role in the development of marrow aplasia. Some cats with aplastic anemia can have prolonged survival without resolution of the pancytopenia.