|Barked: Mon Oct 1, '12 9:17pm PST |
|Have to agree with Radley, looks like IMHA with those test results. Has your pup had a chem panel done also to get a look at the kidney and liver values?
Prednisone is the drug of choice for IMHA, depending on how her body responds to the pred will determine how long she will be on it. Keep a close eye on those cbc numbers, we usually see IMHA dogs every 3-4 days for cbc updates.
There are quite a few articles online about IMHA, just be careful not to fall for those suggestions that supplements can turn her numbers around, make sure you ask your Vet before you give her any supplements, ask about her diet also.
There is quite a bit of positive stories about umbiqinol and IMHA, interesting reading, but there again please make sure your Vet is involved with any supplement being adding to her protocol.
One of my best friends has a neuf who has IMHA, we caught it very early, the dog just seemed "off" to her owner so we did labs on her and sure enough IMHA, her numbers have improved greatly, she seems like herself again and we have dropped her pred dose to every other day. Being on the pred, she is "starving" or at least she thinks she is and she has gained wt, but all in all she is doing great at this point and her outlook is good, thank goodness her Mom noticed that she was just not herself.
My friend would love to chat with someone else who is dealing with IMHA as boy!! it is something that you need support from others to not worry yourself to nut-so-ness. It has been a long few scary, tear filled and frustrating months for my friend and walking buddy.
Best wishes and I hope your cuteness pup heals soon.
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