Conditions

Reader IMHA Stories: Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Reader IMHA Stories: Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Anemia is a deficiency in red blood cells (RBCs), resulting in a decreased oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Potential causes of anemia include blood loss, insufficient red blood cell production, or increased destruction (hemolysis). In immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), the dog’s immune system attacks the red blood cells. IMHA is a life-threatening disease that strikes fast and hard. Acting fast…

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A Primer On Hot Spots: Acute Moist Dermatitis in Dogs

A Primer On Hot Spots: Acute Moist Dermatitis in Dogs

Dogs can develop skin rashes from a number of causes, including allergies, fleas, and bacterial or fungal infections. Sometimes a rash seems to pop up overnight. You’ll find a red, moist, weeping area on the skin—a “hot spot.” The formal name is acute moist dermatitis.  Introduction Hot spots are most common in long-haired dogs. However, any breed can develop them.…

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