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Although no specific treatment has been developed for dogs with myeloproliferative disorders, antibiotics are used to treat and prevent secondary infections. You may need to consult a veterinary oncologist for further evaluation and treatment, including the use of chemotherapeutic agents.
In severe cases, your dog may need to hospitalized and undergo fluids therapy and blood transfusions to correct dehydration and anemia, respectively. Unfortunately, the prognosis of dogs suffering from these disorders is poor.
Regular blood testing and bone marrow examination is recommended during treatment to determine the dog's response to the therapy and the progression of the disorder. In addition, chemotherapeutic agents used in treatment are potentially toxic to humans and should only be after receiving instructions from your veterinarian.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A decrease in the number of white blood cells (abnormal)
An increase in the number of white blood cells (abnormal)
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.