The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the bacterial population of the GI tract may be a contributing factor to the onset of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia or thrombocytopenia in dogs. We will ask to take a fecal sample from dogs at three time points over the course of eight weeks.
- Newly diagnosed idiopathic IMHA or ITP
- Has received no treatment for IMHA or ITP
- Has not received antibiotics within 5 days of diagnosis, or more than 3 days of antibiotics in the two weeks leading up to diagnosis
- Has not received probiotics or prebiotics (including fiber supplements) within 5 days of diagnosis
- Owners will receive up to $500 for participation (given in installments, one after each sample collection)
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