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Replying to Ursula Lanigan 04/09/2022 - 22:45

In PFK deficiency, haemolytic crises are precipitated due to alkaemia-induced of red blood cells following excessive barking, panting, strenuous exercise and high temperatures. Therefore, the patient was kept calm, cool and rested. On subsequent testing the anaemia resolved but a reticulocytosis remained, indicating that there was ongoing increased red
blood cell turnover but that the management regime allowed the dog to compensate.

So basically support care is required. I would not use immunosuppression in these cases.

Scott 🙂