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Re: Anemia
Reply #15 - Feb 18th, 2011 at 11:13pm
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No worries Aunty, its a process of elimination-as it usually is- going through the diagnostics and hopefully spending the least amount of coin and putting the dog through the least amount of discomfort to get the answer, youve already narrowed things down a bit by having the blood tests done.
  
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Reply #16 - Feb 19th, 2011 at 8:23am
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is internal bleeding due to tumour or organ issue common? she started to slow up about october last year, and as i said, fades out after 30minutes on the hill. she always carries condition more than other mutts and pre speying had massive hormonal changes during heats, tits down to her ankles etc when not in pup. shes also a real scavneger despite having no reason to be, eats shit, dirt etc etc etc. if she was a human she'd be that toothless slapper with ripped fishnet stockings playing pokies in the corner of a south auckland suburban bar. if she is bleeding like that as they are starting to suspect it will sadly be curtains for me mate
  

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Reply #17 - Feb 19th, 2011 at 8:37am
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Its reasonably common in older dogs, less so in younger dogs.
Old dogs often can have lumps on spleen or liver which ooze periodically - technically possible but its not common in a younger dog.
If that is whats happening, I can understand its not compatible with work.  Sad
  
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Reply #18 - Feb 24th, 2011 at 7:02pm
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Hi again mate

had results of turd test today and there is blood in her turds

vet is now suggesting a course of prednizone

any thoughts mate what would be causing this

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Reply #19 - Feb 25th, 2011 at 5:36pm
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That narrows things down for us quite a bit.
Severe inflammatory bowel disease could be one cause of this low protien etc and may be a reason to cover with steroids. Addisons disease might be another reason. Addisons is where the body has too few of its own steroids, its uncommon in a previously unmedicated dog.
I suppose Id also list blood clotting disorder(rare unless you are a doberman)/rat poison as possible causes too.

Other possibilites: cancer inside the bowel or stomach, ulcers in bowel or stomach and.... pancreatitis. We did have a slight elevation in one enzyme which can be due to mild pancreatitis.
To be fair a pancreatitis which caused this degree of protein and blood loss would usually go with a very sick dog and ongoing vomiting, Id usually expect bigger changes on the amylase. There is a specific pancreas test which can be done to rule it out though.

And of course the number one cause of blood in stool in our doggies - wormses.
  
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Reply #20 - Feb 27th, 2011 at 2:36pm
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That narrows things down for us quite a bit.
Severe inflammatory bowel disease could be one cause of this low protien etc and may be a reason to cover with steroids. Addisons disease might be another reason. Addisons is where the body has too few of its own steroids, its uncommon in a previously unmedicated dog.
I suppose Id also list blood clotting disorder(rare unless you are a doberman)/rat poison as possible causes too.

Other possibilites: cancer inside the bowel or stomach, ulcers in bowel or stomach and.... pancreatitis. We did have a slight elevation in one enzyme which can be due to mild pancreatitis.
To be fair a pancreatitis which caused this degree of protein and blood loss would usually go with a very sick dog and ongoing vomiting, Id usually expect bigger changes on the amylase. There is a specific pancreas test which can be done to rule it out though.

And of course the number one cause of blood in stool in our doggies - wormses.


think im going to double dose my dogs just in case Undecided
  
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