Over the last month there have been an alarming number of cats presenting to veterinary practices across the UK with a condition called pancytopenia. This means a lack of all blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets).
- Lethargy (tiredness)
- Loss of appetite
- from the mouth
- in the poo
- in the urine
- in vomit
- passing black poo
To date over 200 cats have been reported with this condition but the actual number may be more, and so far it shown to have had a death rate of over 70%.
While we don’t know the exact cause, there has been a link suggested to certain cat foods and so while these are being investigated further, a recall of these products has gone out.
For the latest Government Advice see https://www.food.gov.uk/news-
If you have any concerns or your cat has been eating any of these please call the surgery for more advice