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Blood Disorders in animal


A number of blood related disorders may affect pets through the course of their lives, and the accurate diagnosis and treatment of these conditions is vital. The team at MaxPetZ is well-versed in veterinary haematology.

Common blood afflictions such as haemophilia, or the inability of blood to clot leading to excessive, uncontrolled bleeding, thrombocytopenia (platelet deficiency), anticoagulant rodenticide intoxification (deficiency of blood clotting proteins), hemolytic anaemia or the destruction of red blood cells, immune mediated neutropenia which is the destruction of white blood cells and myelodisplasia or abnormal bone marrow function may occur in pets at any age. 

The common genetic blood disorder in canines in called Von Willebrand’s disease which may pass from parent to puppy.

Routine blood testing, carried out at our on-site, state-of-the-art labs allow our veterinarians, pathologists and technicians to study red and white blood cells and platelets in order to identify anomalies or diseases of the blood cells.

In addition to routine tests to study blood cells, proteins and plasma, individual or specialised tests may be suggested to test certain blood components or to screen for specific conditions. These may include reticulocyte counts in anaemic animals, fibrinogen by heat precipitation which may indicate renal disease and occult blood tests performed on feces to assess gastrointestinal conditions.

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