• Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Low Platelet Counts, Preventing Summertime Dehydration, and more

    5 monthes ago - By Dawg Business

    Low Platelet Counts Are Big Trouble for Dogs Dr. Marty Becker
    "Does your dog have black school or bruises or other marks on his skin? This could be a lights and sirens emergency, and definitely requires a fast trip to the vet." ~Dr. Marty Becker
    One thing about blood is that it's a well-designed, carefully regulated concoction of life-sustaining bits. One of those are platelets. The principal function of platelets is to prevent bleeding. If platelet count drops low enough, not only it would result in uncontrolled bleeding for any wound but it can even lead to spontaneous bleeding anywhere...
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