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I am sorry to hear about all the problems your dog has had. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
Autoimmune disease is probably the most common reason for a dog's platelet count to drop this low, and the treatment for this condition is to suppress the immune system. Usually we start with high doses of prednisone, and if the platelet count does not go back up, we add in things like azothioprine or cyclosporine. How long has he been taking the prednisone? When do you get his platelet count checked again?
Other reasons for low platelet count would be tick carried diseases and usually there is a fever with these. Were his other cell counts, red blood and white blood cells, in the normal range?
How high were the liver enzymes before surgery? There are about 4 liver enzymes we check; were they all elevated?
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