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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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Do Dogs Get Nosebleeds: Bella’s Nasal Cancer

Do Dogs Get Nosebleeds: Bella’s Nasal Cancer

Dogs don’t get nosebleeds as commonly as people do. It would take quite a trauma for a dog’s nose to bleed from within the nose itself. In other words, a nosebleed in a dog is a reason for concern. The potential reasons why your dog’s nose might bleed include: clotting problems foreign bodies severe dental disease fungal infection but most…

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