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Anemia Due to Enlarged Blood Cells in Dogs




Once the underlying cause is identified, a treatment plan will be developed to deal with that particular illness first. This is a relatively mild disease. Treatment will be administered on an outpatient basis. If animals are demonstrating signs of drug toxicity, discontinue the offending drug. Instead, supplement your dog's diet with folic acid or vitamin B12. Giant schnauzers should get injections of vitamin B-12 every few months.


Living and Management


Initially, you should take your pet in to see the veterinarian weekly for a complete blood count, and occasionally for a bone-marrow aspiration and evaluation.


Ultimately, your pet's prognosis will depend on the underlying cause of the anemia. If a drug was the cause for the anemia, taking your pet off the drug should resolve the problem.



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