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    We have 1 yr and 9 months old Labrador. He's very bonny and lean.weak hind legs. He has ticks.
    Total WBC count is 9900 cells/cumm. Total RBC 3.53 million cells/cumm, Heamoglobin 10.0 gm/dl, PVC 31%
    What does that mean. Why he has high wbc count and what problem he has. Pls Help.

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    I am assuming you have taken him to the vet since you have details of his bloodwork. What has the vet told you?

    What's his (the Lab's) story? How long have you had him? Is he a rescue? High WBC indicates infection or inflammation of some kind. Can you post more details?

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    Your WBC count is only marginally high. Your bigger issues are low RBC and hemoglobin. These could (but aren't necessarily) be caused by blood loss due to ticks and the marginally high WBC could be because of inflammation due to ticks. You may also have internal parasites causing blood loss. There could be other things going on but just a high parasite infestation could cause those results. Veterinary assistance is definitely required here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel_Dawg View Post
    I am assuming you have taken him to the vet since you have details of his bloodwork. What has the vet told you?

    What's his (the Lab's) story? How long have you had him? Is he a rescue? High WBC indicates infection or inflammation of some kind. Can you post more details?
    No. He is not a rescue. We purchased & brought him home when he was 28 days old. Now he is roughly 1 yr and 9 months old.
    We took him to vet since he vomited once, Very thin and loss if appetite. He has ticks and inactive and sleeping all the time. He weighed 28.4 kgs when the vet checked. He had fever -103.4 F. Vet asked us to do series of Blood tests - Complete Haemogram, Biochemistry & Liver Function Tests. Doc said that his Protein level & Haemoglobin level is very low & has high WBC count. he said that WBC count is high since his system is internally fighting against some cronic illness. He prescribed the following medicines - Effipro Spray - for Ticks, Tab Doxy Heal (Antibiotic) - 1 and a half tabs a day for 20 days, Tab. Glone 10 mg. - (-prednisolone tab) 1 tab a day for 5 days. Tab. Neomec 1 and a half tab. ( deworming tab), Tab Pentab for Vomitting- 5 tabs one a day if needed on vomitting and krymil solve to spray in the house for ticks. After a day he vomited twice, had diarrhea and very weak. He could'nt get up at all. he limped and fell whenever he tried to walk. We gave him doxy heal, Ridslone 10mg( equivalent to glone) and neo mec tab the otherday. Took him to vet again. There he weighed 24kgs only. There they gave him drips. (Dextrose and RL) with 3 IV inj. They asked us to give only Doxy heal tab, and Pen tab and leave the rest for now. That's his story. The Lab results are as follows.

    Complete Harmogram:

    Total RBC count - 3.53 million cells / cumm
    Haemoglobin - 10.0 gm/dl
    PCV - 31.0%
    MCV - 86.0 fl
    MCH - 23.0 pg
    MCHC 34.0%
    Total WBC Count 9900 cells/cumm
    Neutrophills - 77.0 %
    Lymphocytes 21.0%
    Eosinophils - 02.0 %
    Monocytes -00.0 %
    Total Platelet Count - 3.15 Lakhs/cumm

    Biochemistry:

    BUN - 13.0 mgs/dl
    Creatinine 1.1 mgs/dl

    Liver Function Test:

    Bilirubin (Ttl) 0.37 mgs/dl
    Bilirubin (Direct) 0.03 mgs/dl
    Bilirubin (Indirect) 0.34 mgs/dl
    SGOT 15.0 U/L
    SGPT 19.0 U/L
    Alkaline Phosphatase 30.0 U/L
    Total Protein 4.3 gms/dl
    Albumin 1.6 gms/dl
    Globulin 2.7 gms/dl
    Gamma GT 10.0 IU/L

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    Thank you.

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    How's he doing?

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    Holy moly. I would suspect something tickborne as a first guess. Thats a very sick dog. What country are you in?

    I'd be in a hotel if my house had ticks infesting it.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Defaultmaybe an x ray

    I don't know much about dog health and your dog is very young but the symptoms are like our dog had when he had a liver and stomach tumor. Especially the weight loss and weakness in legs as if not digesting nutrients properly. Maybe they should try to take a look at internal organs? Hope you can find out the problem soon.

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