Hemolytic Anemia in dogs and thrombocytopenia in dogs are blood disorders. When both conditions are immune-mediated, the dog’s immune system fights and destroys red blood cells or platelets in the dog’s system.
Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) occurs when red blood cells get destroyed. And when platelets get destroyed, immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (ITP) occurs.
Up to half of the time, IMHA in dogs and ITP in dogs happen together and can rapidly become life-threatening. Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in dogs can occur for unknown reasons or other diseases like cancer or infectious diseases and exposure to some medications or harmful substances.
All dog breeds are at risk of having immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. However, some dog breeds are more susceptible to these conditions. They include Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds, Springer Spaniels, Irish Setters, Old English Sheepdogs, and Poodle breeds.
What are the symptoms of Immune-Mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) in Dogs?
- Weakness and lethargy
- Panting, rapid breathing, and a reluctance to participate in exercise
- Poor appetite and vomiting
- Spontaneous bruising
- Darker urine
- Yellow eye whites and yellow/pale gums as a result of bilirubin buildup
What are the Treatment Protocols for Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) in Dogs?
generally, medicines like corticosteroids and immunosuppressants are used to treat dogs with IMHA and other immune-mediated diseases. A major disadvantage of treatment with these drugs is their harsh side effects.
these are done in cases where the dog is severely anemic.
Spleen removal may be done in very serious cases.
Follow-up visits most times, because of possible relapses, regular visits to the vet for monitoring the dog’s condition and medication are recommended for the rest of the dog’s life.
5.Stem Cell Treatment
Treating the dog with stem cells can stop the attack on red blood cells by restoring the immune system to its original settings. One or two intravenous treatments with stem cell safari can cure a dog of IMHA for life.
Why People Prefer Stem Cell Safari for IMHA?
People prefer stem cell Safari for IMHA treatment because of our efficacy and the outstanding results from our stem cell therapy.
Here are some reviews from our clients whose pets have received stem cell therapy at Safari vet.
“My pet had IHMA (a blood disease), and we came to Safari Vet for a stem cell transfusion. Safari Vet’s team is attentive, helpful, and professional in the care of not only Gus, my dog, but also his owners (me). We went to Houston for the first treatment and the second treatment. They shipped the stem cells to our out-of-town vet for treatment. I am glad we found out about this cutting-edge treatment. Thank you to all your wonderful staff and the DMV Garner for using his talents and research to give us hope and a future. Your work saved Gus’s life (and I think I saved lots of money in the long run!), and we are so grateful. We highly recommend your facility, staff, and stem cell transfusions for IMHA.” –J Tate
“Absolutely top-notch facility. We brought our doggie to get stem cells, and they were very honest about expectations and things we can do to help him.” –Lisa Marie