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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog is having a problem currently with nose bleeds -- her

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my dog is having a problem currently with nose bleeds -- her red blood count was down to 19 and was brought back by a transfusion to 28 - much testing but still have not cured the problem. question is how can I increase her red blood count quickly
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Angie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Angie?
Customer: She has had a battery of testing from blood to scans with contrasting - including a noes scoping - chest ray is good, coagulation test was good. Heart is strong (she is 14 today). What else would you need
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

This might not be possible until the cause of Angie's bleeding is determined and successfully treated. Please make sure that systemic hypertension has been ruled out as a possible cause. We do prescribe erythropoetic agents such as epoetin alfa (erythropoietin) and darbopoietin when addressing the anemia associated with chronic renal failure. These drugs are hormones that regulate erythropoiesis (red blood cell production) and could conceivably be of value for Angie. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.