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Q. If a puppy is diagnosed with non conclusive diagnosis of congenital aplastic anemia at 12 weeks is it possible it is inherited from the mother?

Answered By
ANGEL ALVARADO

A. It could be but it is not likely. The most common causes are parvovirus infection or a medication or toxin that damaged the bone marrow. It may also be an auto immune condition in which the puppy's own immune system is attacking the marrow. If a bone marrow aspirated has not been done, it should be done to determine exactly what is happening in your pup. Sadly, most dogs will not survive this condition but younger dogs do have a better chance at recovery with aggressive treatment.


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