Anemic Labrador Retrievers

Sometimes, the body goes on the attack against itself. The resulting condition is known as an autoimmune disease. Labrador retrievers are among the breeds most likely to suffer from immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, or IMHA.

This occurs when a Lab’s immune system starts attacking his red blood cells.

IMHA usually strikes middle-aged Labs, with females more susceptible than males.

Your dog’s red blood cells, produced in the bone marrow, bring oxygen to the rest of his body.

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