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10/2/2008 11:11:04 AM
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A couple of days ago I noticed my dog (terrier/daschund) becoming very tired out of the blue. Since he wasn't improving, I took him to the vet. The vet didnt say what could be wrong but she said that:

1. She had problems taking blood - it was thin, but she eventually got enough
2. His white blood cell count is high
3. His temperature is normal
4. He wasn't producing any platelets

She gave him a shot (of cortisone I believe) and some prednisone.

I am very worried. Does anyone know what could be wrong and what I need to watch for or what i could do to help my dog?

10/3/2008 5:50:13 AM
Posts: 1904
GO FIND ANOTHER VET!!!!!!!!!!!! right away.

This sounds like auto immune hemolytic anemia and it is fatal!!!!!!

Serena Galloway
IGCA rescue Colorado

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10/13/2008 4:07:34 AM
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We had the same thing happen with our lab. The vet didn't know what was wrong. His WBC was so off she said she had never seen that before and a dog still be alive. We still don't have word back from the last test results (hopefully today). But they said it's either a severe blood/bone infection or Leukemia. I would have your doctor run the blood work again and if it's that high still have her send the blood to a specialist and see what they think. This didn't cost us anything extra as the vet thought her machine was broken because his WBC was so high.