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My Pup has a White Blood Cell Count of 111,000 and they cannot find infection. Ideas?
MaxNugget posted:
My pup Max has been sick for to weeks now. It started with not wanting to jump on the couch, and loss of appetite with feeding him from my hand. It then escalated to not wanting to eat. In the first vet appointment, his white blood count (WBC) was 24,000. After ten days, it is up to 111,000. He does not want to eat and he is extremely weak and wobbly.

We have been to 4 different vets. He has had a test for pancreatitis, tick and lyme, 2 ultra sounds, 6 radio graphs, a joint tap, and they are testing him for Addisons today. His blood is abnormal with a pH of 7.1, which is low. He is on fluids to get back in balance. It is shocking to see him get so bad so fast.

We just started him on Prednisone and after a day and a half, it does appear to have done much.

Any thoughts what this could be. We are running out of options and I want to make sure I have done all my homework before losing him.



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