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Feline Infectious Anemia (FIA) Owner Factsheet

Feline infectious anaemia, also known as FIA, is an anaemia in cats caused by a blood-borne bacterial infection. If your cat is unwell and pale, it may be that it is anaemic, but there are many different causes of anaemia in cats and FIA is just one of these. Early recognition and treatment of FIA is important to maximise the chances of full recovery.

What causes infectious anaemia?

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How is disease spread?

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How would I know if my cat has infectious anaemia?

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How would my vet know that my cat has infectious anaemia?

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How can infectious anaemia be treated?

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If my cat has been treated will they be immune to disease again?

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