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Q. My Jack Russell has had 3 blood test all 3 low white cell count, should I be worried

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. Some dogs naturally have lower than average results (the average being just that) and it may be normal for him. It is very hard to make any assumptions without a full clinical history, physical exam and other lab results, or even knowing why the original tests were taken. If he is otherwise well and the results are not continuing to decline I would be inclined to monitor for any other developments but if he has any signs or symptoms of being unwell, loosing weight, lumps/bumps or chronic infections I would be considering referral to a hematologist/internal medicine specialist


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