How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. John Your Own Question
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 10203
Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
11664588
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Dr. John is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My 9wk puppy is sick with parvo been at er days. she has

Customer Question

my 9wk puppy is sick with parvo been at er for 6 days . she has very low blood count is there anything to help good the blood level?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not sure which blood count you are talking about. If it is red blood cells (RBCs) or white blood cells (WBCs) or platelets. With RBCs and WBCs, a blood transfusion is usually necessary to increase the count (works for platelets). With RBCs, they could use Epogen if they have any, but it is expensive. With platelets, that can be more difficult. Vincristine is a chemotherapy drug that can increase platelet counts. In all honesty, though, a blood transfusion is most likely all they have at their disposal. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.