Tag Archives: blood cells

Immune Mediated Neutropenia: What You Need to Know

A Schnauzer
I recently wrote about the concept of immune disease; those disorders where the immune system goes haywire and attacks normal cells in the body. In more recent blog posts, I wrote about two important immune diseases: immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) and immune mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP or IMTP).  Today’s blog post focuses on a third immune disorder

What do Blood Tests Tell Your Veterinarian?

Vials full of blood
Veterinarians at The Animal Medical Center must say “Let’s send some blood to the lab” about 100 times a day. But what are we looking for in all those tubes of blood with the colorful stoppers? CBC = Complete Blood Count Your dog’s or cat’s blood contains at least four types of white blood cells,

Anemia Tails: Dog and Cat Anemia

A veterinary professional presses a stethoscope against a dog
According to VetLearn, a company focused on continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, one of the top ten articles they published in 2012 was on anemia in dogs and cats. If an article on anemia tops your veterinarian’s reading list, then your pets are perplexing anemia cases. I would guess you have questions about