JoJo207 Posted September 1, 2016 Share Posted September 1, 2016 A few weeks ago my boy Rex was due to have a growth over his eye removed. During the presurgery bloodwork it was discovered his platelets were very low, especially compared to records they had from a few years ago. We're talking going from 147 to 56. (Side note, he had a dental at another location about a year ago and his numbers were 131.) Since platelets help with clotting, the surgery was not performed. Originally they thought they saw one of the tick borne bacteria in his blood so a CDC panel was done. It didn't show any. We decided to treat with antibiotics, doxycycline, and a steroid, prednisone. This was about 2.5 weeks ago. During the weekend I discovered a rash on his left side below the hair line. Which brought us back to the vet yesterday where they ran blood again and his platelets went down a little more to 51. We are stopping the doxy for a week, to see if it's causing the rash. My question is has anyone else had such low platelets in their dog? Does anyone have any thoughts? Google is not your friend in these situations, so I know there are some big L words no one wants to hear that can be associated with low platelets. If it helps Rex is 9 yrs old and I've had him for almost 7 years. Quote JoAnne, Instagram username mizhunie. Brooke - Runnin GambleTrixie - 7 lbs of furry kitty love Tucker - WW Charlie SheenElmo - RIP buddy 3/16/12 (miss you so much!) Rex - Four Wheeler 4/18/17 (RIP buddy) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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