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A Visitor asked the following question on 11/22/2006
Sorry, this is going to be long. My sister's dog Tank just passed at the young age of 14 months. He started losing weight and became sluggish about a month ago. The vet sais it was possibly Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia. Tank was given a blood transfusion and put on some meds that one would use if they had a transplant. That did not help. His white blood cell count increased while his red blood cell count dipped to 12. Another blood transfusion later and still no better. A bone marrow sample was taken and it was determined that he did not have cancer/luekemia. The last effort was B-12 and folic acid. He died shortly after this treatment. Please, does anyone have any information or ideas on this or what it might have been? Supposedly it is not inherent of this breed. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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11/27/06 Sorry to hear of such a sudden loss. It is not always possible to find out 'before' they go what is wrong. My only suggestion to find out conclusively is 'after'. You would need to have a necropsy done for a medical conclusion. The advantage to this, that if it could be hereditary or genetic, you could pass on the information. But I am sure it is too late in this case. One thing I am trying is a new vitamin, Sea Veggies Plus, Canine Formula. The regular formula has helped me with my Rheumatoid Arthritis (which is an Auto Immune Disorder) I am looking forward to the health benefits for my dogs as well. Many issues we are seeing in our health and our pets, is due to a lack of vitamins in our foods. Please contact me for more details. Gail Gail & Terry
Cypress Run Mastiffs