Complete blood count in dogs

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Avatar m tn A vet will usually complete a thorough physical examination, take a comprehensive history and blood tests (for white cell count, the liver enzyme ALP, blood glucose and cholesterol. A urine test is also helpful to diagnosis. Urine will commonly be diluted. The bladder may also develop what's known as a silent bacterial infection (rarely with any obvious symptoms), so the urine should also be culture tested for this and for urine cortisol/creatinine ratio at the same time.
1916673 tn?1420236870 It can also suggest chronic inflammation or infectious disease when the dog’s globulin (one of the proteins in blood) level is known. In older dogs, a raised total protein count can be indicative of an immune system tumor. Hookworm infection is a common reason why the total protein level might be low. Food substance sensitivity, chronic intestinal inflammation, chronic liver and pancreatic problems can all cause the total protein reading to be reduced.
Avatar f tn If her platelet count is dangerously low, in the vet's opinion, she may need blood transfusion. Also it's important to know if the low platelets are caused definitely by the Ehrlichiosis or whether they are auto-immune (the body's immune defences attacking the body's own cells) Because the treatment would be different. In addition, do keep a careful watch for skin bruising, tiny reddened spots on the skin, red spots in her eyes....and of course, as you mentioned, her pale gums.
1916673 tn?1420236870 In fact, they do not suffer from the same problems with salt and there is no current scientific evidence that salt impacts on blood pressure in dogs whatsoever. Interestingly, dogs do not even have taste buds to detect salt, which leads some to believe it has no significance in what they taste or search out for food instinctively. However, salt does have some impact on kidney disease, but to a very minor degree. Much depends on the electrolyte blood work.
Avatar n tn My dog was diagnosed with double sided heart failure, last May, 2015. He did great with meds and sometimes a belly drain to get rid of the fluid buildup. He went from almost dead, to normal doggie. Recently.. he was acting odd.. his breathing was becoming.. a little strained.. not horrid like when he was diagnosed, but something wasn't right. I brought him to the vet on Monday of this week, and they decided to drain his belly and xray.
Avatar n tn It seems to me that this should be common protocol for dogs with seizures and, for that matter, all dogs. Had we been properly advised a 6 years ago...even one year ago.....this would have been a fairly routine diagnosis to correct and Sassy would still be here bringing life and joy into our home. Pass that along to anyone who will listen....I sure will.
Avatar dr m tn At her practice, a yearly exam rightfully includes full blood work. This means a CBC (Complete Blood Count) which looks at red and white blood cell counts, and a chemistry, which analyzes the levels of kidney values, liver values and some minerals. Bailey’s calcium level was high (aka hypercalcemia). That prompted his vet to perform a rectal exam. This is the wonderful test where a gloved finger is introduced you-know-where.
Avatar m tn Does anyone know if any test available is accurate for lyme in it's later stages? We have lost two wonderful dogs in the past 6 months, both had late stage lyme when it was discovered, both received the very best of vet care but both had neurological problems and ended up not being able to walk. Just another bit of information pointing to the thinking that lyme needs to be treated for a much longer period then the 3 weeks of antibiotics now prescribed.
Avatar f tn so believe it or not i was hoping when i went in to find out about the blood test that i was an alcoholic so bad...i became almost positive that that was the answer...i can't tell you how i felt when i got the test results...anyway...i was an alcoholic with hep c...now thats real bad...and my withdrawal was awfull...they say it can be 6 times as bad as someone without hep c...i think i almost died quite a few times...as for 2 times...i just hate to see a familly break up...
Avatar f tn Some are dark red/purple in color, but most are a dark pink color. My blood pressure is actually low-to the low side of normal most of the time. I have a lot of symptoms that I contributed to Chiari - fatigue, extreme headaches, major vision problems, tremors, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, adult onset motion sickness, muscle weakness in extremities, black outs.
Avatar m tn , unbearable cramping Bladder/Bowel/Upper GI, constant nausea, severe reflux pain, and the newest symptom low blood sugars at least every 2 to 3 days(last episode 42 blood sugar count)over 3 month period. All of this has also led to 2 nervous breakdowns, 1 suicide attempt, and diagnosed bipolar. Set for another bladder surgery on Feb. 20th to cut loose left ureter and reimplant surgically again in hopes to stop recurring kidney infections.
1500366 tn?1289229298 Lyme docs sometimes order a SPECT scan instead, which shows blood flow (perfusion) through the brain, and if it is impaired, it may be due to inflammation that Lyme causes in the brain, interfering with blood flow. MRIs don't show that. To complete the scenario, blood tests done to detect Lyme are not very accurate, particularly if a period of time has gone by since infection.
14801663 tn?1436791766 We also asked about vitamin supplements but it turns out the injection Ishka got for her anaemia is a B vitamin injection (B12 treats anaemia in dogs) and she shouldn't require any more B vitamins. Both the vitamin injection and the blood samples are to be repeated every three weeks. Now here is the interesting bit that I know you'll like...
Avatar n tn The PA asked if she wanted me to go over my old blood work. She did. Among those papers in Aug 2010 I had requested a lyme test because I found a tick in my neck a month earlier. THAT tick turned out to be a wood tick, not engorged, and easily removed, so it hadn't been there long. The PA read that the Ig that tested for new, acute infections was negative BUT, there was another Ig that said "reactive." She said "Oh, that's for old infections.
Avatar f tn The way renal failure is supposed to work when it's Time, is that the toxins build up so high in the blood that they cross the blood-brain barrier. When that happens, the dog loses its personality and really isn't "there". Well, that's the textbook case. It never really happened with Chica. She just got slower and slower and finally stopped eating the last couple of days, but her personality was still intact. She still knew us and her pack mate, Maggie.
1285651 tn?1319646029 I had a OPK and we made sure to BD before and after the positive. We didnt want to BD too much though in order to keep up his sperm count. Good luck to everyone in their 2ww and also to the ladies trying again next month! Keep us updated.
Avatar n tn I have neck pain and stiffness, extreme vertigo, constant headaches, and I can hear my blood shwooshing in my head, and feel my heartbeat. I have brain fog, lack of concentration, and fatigue. I have seen an ENT, had a CT scan, and my ears and sinuses are clear, no issues. Diagnosed migraine and referred me to a neurologist, appt in 2 weeks. I hope we are all still following and can help each other out with our search for answers. Thank you.
Avatar m tn Wow, count me in for that strange heart drop feeling. I'm a 25 year old female. I first experienced it two years ago after a traumatizing breakup. For that whole summer, I must've experienced this heart drop feeling over 100 times a day. It was continuous and extremely uncomfortable. Currently, I don't experience it as much but I do get it a few times a week. I had a job interview the other day and for the past few days, the drop feeling has returned.
Avatar f tn The only time I've used it was with two of my dogs who where terminal with cancer. And then it was only in their last few weeks just to make them more comfortable and give them (and me) a little more time. Myself, if convinced it would help 'get to' a positive result after ONE prescription, then I would buy it, but only then. It is a STEROID folks. Have you ever seen 'roid rage' in a person? It's like a Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. Not good.
Avatar f tn she pricks your finger and looks at your live blood under a microscope and she is the one that said I have all the signs in my blood that she looks for that shows Lyme. She does recommend a natural way to treat Lyme but she did say in my case, she didn't feel like it was strong enough because she was afraid the infection is in my head. Whatever she looks for in the blood for Lyme was VERY strong in mine and she was concerned about another infection that was affecting my head.
Avatar f tn Before bringing your dog home, please make sure the vet undertakes a comprehensive blood pressure check. Dogs with kd tend to have high blood pressure, and that adversely effects the kidney disease. Treatment is usually required - the appropriate medication also indirectly helps force more blood volume through the kidneys, thus removing more toxins and helping the remaining organ tissue improve its filtering ability. Diet is going to be crucial to ongoing care.
Avatar n tn It's nice to know that I'm not nuts! I've been experiencing what feels like a warm compress on my right ankle, up until 3 weeks ago. Just today I noticed it in my left ankle. I went to the ER on 12/23, concerned it was a blood clot & didn't want to wait for the Drs office to open up again, but they found nothing. The ER printed out info on muscle strain. Other people have mentioned it could be associated with back pain (sciatica).
567488 tn?1244744266 I know our insurance pays for IVF 4 times, and they only count cycles that complete to an embryo transfer and then a birth. So in your case, my insurance would say it wasn't really an IVF cycle because there were no embryos to implant. So I'd say the chances are great it won't count as IVF! I would try it again with your eggs! My thoughts continue to be with everyone!
585414 tn?1288944902 ), doing passive aggressive or hostile pranks (in the past), self medicating with natural remedies (in the past), drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages (in the past), overstating my important/thinking I could "change the world", unable to concentrate on tasks but becoming obssessed with something unimportant. Right now I am to the point where I can spot this and catch it before it gets worse. Can you? What happens with you? Can you stop it? And could you learn?
Avatar n tn I had a hard time getting a referral to do a renal ultrasound, which I'm finally gong to do on Monday. All my requests to visit a urologist have been in vain, because in his opinion the blood and urine tests I did for the kidneys and the prostate came back OK and that's it as far as he is concerned.
Avatar n tn Because I do not consume animal products and did not know whether the sort of vitamin-B12 pill I was taking worked for me, I thought it could be neurological symptoms of a deficiency, although unlikely just after 3 years with that diet. Had a blood test done, blood was perfect all in all, while B12 on the low end, but still considered "normal". What's also interesting is that I have a sensitivity to some chemicals I have not certainly identified, but it's not an allergy.
Avatar f tn I'm currently in SC and hospitals and doctors here don't have a clue they just keep putting me on more meds even though they say they can't find anything wrong with me except the cyst on pituitary that they say is to small to cause anything they also can't explain why I have a high white blood cell count in spinal fluid and get massive headache and vomiting. Please post were you people got help at.
1358341 tn?1282213443 And don't know her levels in anything because blood analysis isn't complete. If there were some vitamin alimentary complement with potassium that I could be sure 100% good ? Glucosamine/chondrodin is good for arthritis: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2175&aid=669 What is the name of your product ? There she woke up and went drinking. I'm very glad to have all of those advices. But I'm still lost because here in France there is not a lot of products like that for sell.
Avatar f tn Your answers on this forum have really helped me identify the information/practices needed from my vet--I will be requesting a complete blood panel when I take him in tomorrow, along with more complete advice for treatment based on the results. It has bothered me too that we don't have the information needed to make the best decisions, and I'm really worried about his trembling--he wakes up during the night with it, and seems uncomfortable.
Avatar f tn I had allergy in my blood but after taking medicine full course It was cured.But now I have skin infection on my face ie white white waxy thing comes out from it if i squeezed. It is not a big pus like infection it is very small and it is exactly look like face color.What could i have to do get away fro it.