INTRODUCTION BREED INFORMATION HEALTH BUYING A PUPPY

 

MVD - MITRAL VALVE DISEASE GENETIC DIVERSITY AND HEALTH
SM - SYRINGOMYELIA OTHER HEALTH CONCERNS
PATELLAR LUXATION CKCSC HEALTH REGISTRY
EYE PROBLEMS OFA DATABASE
HIP DYSPLASIA WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP!
LOW PLATELETS
 

         

LOW PLATELETS

It is estimated that approximately 30% of all Cavaliers are affected by a low platelet disorder called *idiopathic thrombocytopenia*.  The VAST majority of Cavaliers with this condition are asymptomatic despite very low platelet counts, and do NOT NEED TREATMENT OF ANY KIND!  For more on this condition please see the following sites:

www.ackcsc.org/cavalierplateletissues.pdf

www.thecavalierclub.co.uk/health/platlet.htm

Canadian Cavalier Site on Low Platelets


If your vet finds a very low platelet count on your Cavalier during a routine blood test and becomes alarmed, please take copies of the above article to him/her to read.  In the vast majority of cases, absolutely no medical intervention is needed.

             

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