a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Remington's Mystery Illness

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Remington's Mystery Illness

Backfill: 11/10/02 Remington is acting fine this week--totally bored--but I have to take him back in for another blood test. His red blood cell count was low (30, when normal is 40-60, I think), so he's anemic--but we don't know why. With a count that low, vet says that he can very easily exhaust himself 'cause he won't get enough oxygen through his system, but it's not dangerously low (that would be 20...).

Thing is, he also had pretty enthusiastic diarrhea & loss of appetite along with it for a few days, which is *not* a result of anemia, so we might have more than one problem or we might have multiple symptoms of something not diagnosed yet.

But I am bringing him to class tonight, since he wants DESPERATELY to do something! Bored dogs are a real challenge--

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