Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: White Blood Cell Count

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Fontana, CA, USA
    Posts
    28
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default White Blood Cell Count

    Back on June 10th, my vet diagnosed Sasha with IVDD, basically a ruptured disk. I have an appt to see a surgeon for a consultation on Thursday. In the meantime, my regular vet did her blood tests again because her white blood cell count was at 24,000 when we got the test results back after her diagnosis. He put her on an antibiotic called Orbax and she finished it on June 30th. On July 1st, I took her in to have her blood drawn and my vet just called to tell me that her white blood count is now 29,000. He asked if I was still taking her to the consultation with the surgeon and I said I was. He said he was interested to see what the surgeon thought of her test results and mentioned menangitis.

    Sasha is on Pred and she is doing well with 1/2 of a 20 mg tablet once a day at night. In the morning she has a big smile on her face and her tail is wagging like normal.

    Has anyone had a Cav with menangitis? Also, is there anyone out there from CA that is familiar with Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Irvine? We are taking Sasha to see Dr. Berry.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    WALES UK
    Posts
    1,148
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I am really sorry to hear Sasha has disk trouble, I have no medical advice about her blood count/meningitis but I hope that she is okay, good to read she is happy and wagging her tail, good luck with her appointment I hope everything is okay, its a big worry when they are unwell
    Andrea
    Jasper tri
    21/Dec/05, Gabby ruby girl 8/Nov/07, and Felix the cat 4/April/10



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    1,358
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Platelet problems in Cavaliers

    Hi there . Is your vet aware of the fact that cavaliers are prone to having abnormal platalet counts - please have a read of this - it might be appropriate in Sasha's case
    http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/s...lets-important!
    Shirley
    A comfy lap for
    Trapper - tri boy Feb 2004, Bosco - ruby boy Jan 2008

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sion, Switzerland
    Posts
    871
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlifarley View Post
    Hi there . Is your vet aware of the fact that cavaliers are prone to having abnormal platalet counts - please have a read of this - it might be appropriate in Sasha's case
    http://www.cavaliertalk.com/forums/s...lets-important!
    Platelets and white blood cells are completely different, this would not apply in this case.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    1,358
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Yes you are right, I jumped in too quickly, sorry for any confusion





    One way or another, I hope Sasha will be ok and has a speedy recovery.
    Shirley
    A comfy lap for
    Trapper - tri boy Feb 2004, Bosco - ruby boy Jan 2008

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •