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The first consideration for treatment is secondary infection. If there is no fever, antibiotics will be prescribed. If the dog has a fever, the treatment will be more aggressive. The dog will probably be hospitalized and antibiotics administered through an IV. If anemia is acute, a transfusion may also be necessary.
There will be frequent blood tests. Also, be aware of any signs of an infection, such as a fever.
A decrease in the number of neutrophilic leukocytes in an animal’s blood
The term used to refer to certain lab tests that use liquid blood parts to detect disease
The impairment of nutrient intake into the intestines
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.
The type of female hormone produced in the ovaries that contributes to sex drive and female characteristics