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Regarding sons g/f's lab, Dexter, again. Sam's mother just told me that Dexters white blood cell count was 54,000! Is this cancer level? Or could it be an infection somewhere else? She did say that he ate a bit at the vet yesterday and he's barking and has a little more energy today.
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Yes, I am going to search on my own, but I thought those with experience here could tell me quicker than I could find something.
 

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Bump.
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I am certainley no expert... but high white cell count could be signs of infection not just cancer. I tried online but did not come up with a alot Amy
 

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This is what i've found so far...
Normal White Blood Cell Count 6,000-17,000
(scroll down towards the middle and then at bottom)
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1474&articleid=987

http://www.westoshavet.vetsuite.com/articles/artshow.asp?artID=3345&s=features&c=nutrition
WBC is an abbreviation for white blood cell count. These cells help fight infection and respond when an area of the body becomes inflamed. Elevated white blood cell counts indicate infection, inflammation and some forms of cancer or leukemia. Low white blood cells counts can indicate viral infections, bone marrow abnormalities or overwhelming infections and sepsis (blood poisoning). In this situation, the white blood cells are concentrated in the area of infection and are not circulating in the blood, resulting in a low count.
 

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Those are the two websites that I first looked at, eklind51. Thanks. :)
Why would Bob know, Sue?
 
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