• What Is Idiopathic Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia in Dogs?

    4 years ago - By Dogster

    “Idiot what?” Based on the current situation, I could understand the pet owner's frustration and worry. On my exam table lay his nearly lifeless dog, Chloe. Chloe had recently celebrated her sixth birthday and, 48 hours ago, was a perfectly healthy Cocker Spaniel. When I saw her, she could barely raise her head. “Idiopathic immune-mediated thrombocytopenia. That's a fancy term for ‘We aren't sure of the exact cause' of the bleeding caused by platelet destruction.”
    “Sounds like ‘idiot' to me, then. Can't you run a test to find out if she's been poisoned or something? Look at her - she's...
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