Every living thing including microbe, humans or dogs will later or sooner experience ill health. It could be due to bacterium or virus, old age or an injury. Autoimmune disease is caused in dogs when it gets attacked by its body and experience serious illness. The work of the immune system is to find out and eliminate microscopic invaders.
It has specialized cells that run through your blood stream, find out, disable and fight against virus and bacteria. It may recognize with the help of their external proteins. The cells are developed to find out the proteins in the body. In some cases, everything goes wrong. It wrong when immune cells target more or one of the tissues in the body or affect benign residents.
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs can be diagnosed by Coombs or antiglobulin test. In this test, autoantibodies will be detected in the dog’s body. AIHA is a serious disorder. It occurs when red blood cells are found less in your dog. It’s immune system with find and destroys the red blood cells. Such immune dysfunctions occur when the dog develops a reaction and damages its tissues that are named as autoimmunity.
AIHA is connected with ulcerative colitis. It is seen in between 0.6 and 1.7% of cases. It affects mostly the middle aged dogs. It attacks female dogs more than males. You can find symptoms in different ranges and it depends upon the severity of condition.
When dogs mingle with other dogs, attend dog parks and shows, boarded frequently or in company of other dogs have to be monitored carefully. It is best to monitor dogs that always remain outside the home. Dogs that are inside home does not get affected with much diseases. You need to keep an eye on its behavior, attitude and eating patterns.
The best part is you can easily reduce the risk of AIHA condition. Dogs with cancer or serious infections can develop IMHA. It is believed that cancel cells or vaccine makes immune system to respond and develop antibodies. If the dogs experience AIHA symptoms, it should be taken through aggressive treatment.
The treatment procedure would include cyclophosphamide and anticoagulants. These are strong immune system inhibitor. If needed, blood transfusion is recommended to AIHA affected dogs. The veterinarians conduct several examination and tests before confirming that it is AIHA. They would recommend specialists who are experienced in treating this condition.
Ensure to look after your dog and pay attention to its requirements. Sometimes, you may know why it is behaving differently. If you find even small symptoms or changes in your dog’s behavior, you have to immediately take the dog to your nearby vet. If you do not detect or treat AIHA in early time, it can remain extremely dangerous. It can even result in death. It can be easily diagnosed and treated if you take care from the start. It is important to give our dear companions a best life as much as possible. It is recently found that nutritional deficiencies have chances to affect their immune system. Ensure to offer a healthy diet for your dog.