What Does It Mean If a Dog's Blood Work Shows Low Blood Platelets?

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From working in the veterinary field I can tell you that a low blood platelet count is called Thrombocytoprnia. Now this is not a disease, it is a blood disorder caused by several diseases. It could be that the dogs blood is thinking it needs to fight an infection but instead attacks it's own blood cells. It could also be a sign of a sever infection, bacteria in the blood, or a parasite in the blood. The dog could also have been poisoned, or ate a toxic plant. Your vet will run more tests to determine what is the cause. If not treated, the end result is death.
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There are several causes for low blood platelets. This condition keeps your blood from clotting like it should. One cause of many for low blood platelets is when the bone marrow fails
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Platelets, as well as other blood cells, are produced in the bone marrow and live for only 10 days. Leukemia and other types of bone marrow cancers can cause a decrease in the production
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