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Is a dog with auto immundisease contagious? Is there another

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Is a dog with auto immundisease contagious? Is there another reason why a dog in the same household could get sick?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry you lost a pet to an auto immune disease. This is not contagious, it is a disease process where the body stops recognizing its own cells and attacks them. For example immune mediated hemolytic anemia or immune mediated thrombocytopenia. This pet would be more prone to other diseases since their own immune system is not healthy but it is not something that your Lola would be able to contract.

If she is showing similar symptoms it would be strongly advised to have her evaluated by your veterinarian to ensure that there is no treatment needed to control progression of her issue, especially so soon after losing another pet to that dreaded immune mediated condition

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

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