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My 6.5 lb Chihuahua was diagnosed with severe Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (IMT) on 12/31/2015..We noticed what we thought was a rash in the morning by 2pm she was covered with litte bruises. We took her to the vet that day. When they did a blood test she had zero platlets.. They gave her chemo and prednisone. Her level is much better. We just got a new drug in the mail called Azathioprine 10mg not knowing it was chemo. I did not give it to her last night they tell me she will die w/out it. Any ideas at all. I have worked my whole life in a wellness practice and use homeopathy for everything. Thank you

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January 20, 2016 at 8:12 AM



Dear Carolyn,

I would be inclined to use the drug until things have been stable for a while and then I would ask your veterinarian about decreasing the dosage.
Meanwhile I would give ARTHRO-IONX at a half dose twice daily on the breakfast and supper food. Give it at a time away from medications. I would also give PROBIOTICS to support the gut while you are using the drug. Once there are adequate platelets then I would try giving a small amount of OMEGA 3,6,9 to decrease inflammation. What kind of food and water are you giving?

Please keep us updated so we can help guide you.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 21, 2016 at 11:02 AM
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