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Surviving IMHA: Jazmine’s Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Surviving IMHA: Jazmine’s Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

IMHA is an auto-immune reaction that results in severe anemia because the immune system destroys your dog’s red blood cells. The survival rate is low—a dog needs quick and aggressive treatment to make it. Most of the time, you might never find out what caused it. Certain conditions can trigger the reaction, such as an infection, cancer, or drug reaction.…

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Babesiosis in a Dog: Ted’s Story

Babesiosis in a Dog: Ted’s Story

Babesiosis is a tick-borne infection. It is not a bacteria, however, it is a protozoal parasite. This parasite invades red blood cells resulting in anemia. Your dog can contract this disease from multiple species of ticks. Ted is a happy, active, bright and alert Beagle. He’s always been well taken care of, vaccinated and on a flea/tick preventive. With his…

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Can Ticks Kill a Dog? Death by Ticks—Julia’s Story

Can Ticks Kill a Dog? Death by Ticks—Julia’s Story

The common way ticks pose a health risk to dogs is the transmission of diseases. Without timely diagnosis and treatment, some of these diseases can be life-threatening. Some of the common tick-borne diseases include: Lyme disease ehrlichiosis anaplasmosis babesiosis Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever In the modern world, an undiagnosed or untreated infection is rare and pretty much the only way…

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