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Tuesday 22nd of January 2019

Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia - dog health experiences

Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: Cornwall Uk

I'd never heard of Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia until Sunday. My four year old Cocker Spaniel started passing blood in his urine. We took him immediately to our vets and found out his condition was serious - considering he had been running round on the beach earlier it was a great shock to both of us. We have a wonderful vets and they have acted quickly with a high dose of steroids and hospitalisation to keep him calm. It is just a waiting game now, he is still passing blood but his platlet readings have improved so we are just keeping our fingers crossed there will be an improvement tomorrow with his anemia. We miss him lots at home - especially his sister, they have never been apart until now. We have great faith in our vets and know he is getting the best possible care and treatment and we draw comfort from that at the moment. They looked after our late Springer Spaniel who had an enlarged heart from the age of four - we don't have much luck with our pets, but get lots of pleasure from them and are happy to care for them whatever.

Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: South Australia

Woke one morning to find my female Boston Terrier bleeding excessively from her nose. Bleeding slowed down but did not stop so took her straight to Vets. At first the Vet thought she had eaten rat bait as on examination found she was bleeding everywhere. Treated her with K1, Cortisone and Amoxcillan Injection. Nose bleed stopped initially but she was passing lots of blood on urination. Stools were also black. Took her back 2nd day of bleeding for more injections and tablets to clot her blood. Blood analysis showed platlets very low, but normal, so ruled out rat bait.
Now she is still on k1, cortisone, b12 and iron until further blood testing is done. Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia is the diagnosis. So now we wait and see if this is going to be a one of episode, or if she has to be treated for the rest of her life. She is 10.1/2 years old.

Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia dog experience
Dog Owner:
Location: pittsburgh,pa,usa

2 weeks ago I took my dog in, she had an ear infection and was found to have this, her platelette count was 32, they want me to put her down, that was 3 days ago, she is home on medicine, and on prayers ,I am not sure the transfusion she had worked, or the vet was too concerned, I brouht er home, took her to another vet, and am hopeful she will rebound

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