What treatments are available for treating hemolytic anemia in dogs? My Lhasa Poo is currently on injections of Dexamethasone twice a day but I am only getting in about 2 mg at a time.
Type of Animal: Lhasa Poo
Gender: female spayed
Age: 6 years
She has been on Dexamethasone injections twice daily since Dec. 20. I am only getting in about 2 mg per dose. She was doing quite well but in the last 3 days is going backwards not eating, not moving around much.
Hi there and welcome to Just answer!! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
If this is an Auotimmune Hemolytic Anemia, this is a very serious disease and has a high mortality rate if the correct medications are not given. Your girl needs to be on Prednisone at 1 mg per pound and Cytoxan which is a strong immuno suppressive agent. We will also put your girl on an antibiotic so guard against secondary infections caused by the immuno suppression.
Talk to your vet..here is a site that has more details but it is extremely important that your girl be on prednsione, Cytoxan or Cyclosporine and antibiotics.
Good Luck! Sincerely, XXXXX XXXXX
25 years experience in large and small animal medicine.
Thank you very much for your reply. I have contacted my vet and am going to ask about the Cytoxan or Cyclosporine when he returns my call.
This is actually a second time of it. She initially had a response to Bactrim when being treated for bladder stones 2 years ago.
Good for you!Hopefully, on the correct medication, this will resolve.have a Great day!