Blood Loss Anemia:
Blood loss anemia is caused by a number of issues such as bleeding disorders or injuries. Other issues such as parasites, cancer, or ulcers could also lead to this type of anemia.
Aplastic or Non-Regenerative Anemia:
What Are the Signs of Anemia in Dogs?
If a dog has anemia, it may have one or more of the signs below which can vary depending on the cause. The diagnosis of anemia is ultimately made based on a blood test.
- Pale gums
- Weakness and/or lethargy
- Black stool
- Fast pulse and/or rapid breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
Injuries, surgeries, severe parasite infestations, and more may lead to anemia due to blood loss.
Anemia Treatment in Dogs
How to Help Prevent Anemia in Dogs?
Some types of anemia described above can’t be prevented, but there are actions that can be taken to help prevent some of the causes of certain types of anemia.
- Providing a healthy diet
- Keeping up with annual wellness visits with your veterinarian
- Using broad-spectrum parasite control products year-round