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Thanks for your question regarding your 2 year old poodle boy Lorenzo
Good on you for getting him along to your Vet as is sounds as though Lorenzo was dangerously anaemic
It sounds as though your Vet believes there are a couple of main reasons for this including either a blood parasite, or internal blood loss
Typically we can work out which could be the case in these scenarios by running a full complete blood count (CBC) as well as biochemistry
If there is blood cell destruction by a blood parasite, we will typically also see eleveated bilirubin in the blood
We can also see some other smaller changes in the red bloods themselves that can help give us a better idea as to why anaemia is occuring (blood loss vs blood cell destruction)
Working out what the cause is in this case is very important as it will dictate the type of treatment used on your boy
It is great the transfusion has started as this will raise your boy's red blood cell level again, however further testing ( as above) will be needed to ascertain the root of this problem
A full cbc and biochemistry is very important and it would also be a good idea to run a blood clotting panel to help rule out a toxicity like rat bait for example.
Hopefully after the transfusion he is much less lethargic
and I am sure his appetite will pick up
Make sure your Vet follows up with the tests mentioned above
It is very important to ascertain the cause of this anemia
Let me know how you get on
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