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Blood Disorders in Dogs

What are blood disorders in dogs?

A dog that has a blood disorder may be affected in three different ways. One way that a dog’s body may become affects is the red blood cells may be attacked; these cells typically move oxygen to the tissues in the body. There may be cases where the white blood cells are disturbed; this may affect the act of fighting off infections. In some cases the platelets may stop being able to clot blood which could become dangerous for a dog.

Some owners may have several questions if a dog has been diagnosed with a blood disorder such as what are treatments for blood disorders, is treatments expensive and can blood disorders be cured. For more information regarding blood disorders in dogs read below where Experts have answered many frequently asked questions.

What could cause a 5 year old dog to urinate pure blood?

In some cases when a dog that is older and is urinating blood, this could be from many different conditions. Some causes may be but are not limited to kidney disorders, bladder stones, cysts and may other infections. It may be a wise idea to take a sample of the dog’s urine, so that a vet can run tests. A urinalysis may help in diagnosing whether the dog is suffering from a blood disorder or some sort of infection.

What can be done for a dog that has a blood disorder that prevents blood clotting and the dog’s blood count is very low?

In some situations where a dog has a low blood count and cannot clot, this could be a very dangerous combination. In some cases, it may be a wise idea to see if a local vet has blood in stock, just in case if the dog becomes injured. If the vet does not keep a stock of blood, the vet may have a donor list, for dog’s that are the same blood type as the affected dog. Another option would be to know someone that has a large breed dog and have the dog tested to see if the dog matches the affected dog, other than these options, there may not be much that can be done for the ill dog.

What could cause a dog to have blood in their stool?

When a dog has blood in their stool, this typically could happen for several different reasons. In some situations where a dog has bloody stool, this could be due to a blood disorder. There are many different blood disorders that could cause bloody stool. Now, on a less serious page, usually colitis may be what causes blood in a dog’s stool. However, in order to find the correct diagnosis, an individual may need to have the dog seen by a vet for further tests.

What normally would cause a dog to be lethargic and Epistaxis (bloody nose)? What may need done to diagnose the problem?

Epistaxis or also known as blood noses may be caused from many different conditions. Normally, the most common way for a dog to have a nose bleed may be from some sort of trauma. There are also some other options such as a foreign object in the nose, a dental disease, a tumor, or certain blood disorders such as irregular clotting, low platelet count or parasitic infections. Normally, the best way to diagnose what might be causing symptoms is a dog to have blood work ran, and this may be able to rule out any infections or platelet issues.

Blood disorders may be a very serious issue especially for a dog owner that may not know about the affects a blood disorder could have on their dog. Many dogs have blood disorders and the owner doesn’t even know that the dog is sick; this may be why taking a dog to the vet yearly can be very important. For more information pertaining to blood disorders in dogs contact an Expert for this information.
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