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Low Platelet Count in Dogs

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Treatment

 

To normalize the dog's platelet count, a platelet transfusion may be recommended. In some cases, an entire blood transfusion may be needed to correct anemia.

 

Living and Management 

 

One of the more serious complications to look out for in dogs with thrombocytopenia is the potential for excessive hemorrhaging, which generally occurs during an injury or cut. Your veterinarian may also recommend reducing the dog's physical activities or removing any hard foods from its diet, as it can cause your pet's gum to bleed.

 

Prevention

 

There are currently no known preventative measures for this medical condition.

 

 

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