Guest dolo1967 Posted October 11, 2015 Share Posted October 11, 2015 I have a 7 yr old female (Patsy) adopted rescue greyhound (I believe she came from a Florida or Alabama track). She has been having urinary issues for about 3 months now (and has a past history of UTIs, according to all her past vet records). We have been to our local vet 3 or four times and they have run a battery of blood (CBC, and other test), urine (sterile culture has been done) and x-rays on her without really being able to tell what is going on. She has been on a couple of rounds of antibiotics (last round was SMZ-TMP) with really no good results. All the past urine test have come up positive for microscopic amounts of blood and her x-rays did not show any stones (bladder or kidney). Her kidney and liver functions “worried” our local vet, but I do not have the lab results for specifics at this time. Yesterday she started to pee visible blood so we spent the evening at the emergency vet clinic. They did an ultrasound which showed no negative results, but the vet did say she was not an expert reading the ultrasound. They also ran a CBC and a SNAP 4DX Plus (this came up negative) but her platelets were low. The machine counted 50K, so they counted under a microscope and they came up 30K. The emergency vet did say that her platelets were large and immature, with not a lot of “older” platelets. Which she said showed her that platelet production was not a concern but destruction somewhere within the body is taking place. The emergency vet was very concerned about this lack of platelets so we started her on steroids and have to follow up with our local vet tomorrow morning. Any input on this issue will be greatly appreciated. Thank You very much Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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