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at home treatment for anemia in my dog?
maxwell1444 posted:
my grandmothers dog is pretty much my dog and she has been diagnosed with anemia i researched it and its when the red blood cells are low and the white blood cells take over, and the vet is 77 dollars a check and its over 800 dollars now! My grandma cant take it. Is there anything we can do right at home to help her. I hate to watch her suffer. Please help!
Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Anemia is a complex disease caused by three major types of disorders; excessive destruction of red blood cells, decreased production of red blood cells and loss of red blood cells from either external or internal hemorrhage. As you can imagine it is not easy to sort out these possibilities quickly. I suggest you have a chat with your veterinarian about which of these is the most likely problem in your dog and what the diagnostic plan is. Explain what your financial limitations are so your vet understands how best to proceed without exceeding your budget.

Good luck.

Ann Hohenhaus


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