What can trigger IMHA in dogs?
Secondary IMHA can be triggered by a variety of conditions, such as:
- Blood parasites.
- Drug reactions.
- Snake bites.
- Exposure to certain chemicals and toxins.
- Bee stings or other allergic reactions.
What is the survival rate of IMHA in dogs? The prognosis for IMHA is guarded, especially in the first 10 to 14 days after diagnosis. Older papers list the mortality rate for IMHA at about 50%. However, with improved treatment options, the survival rate these days is likely better. Some dogs succumb to dangerous blood clots.
Can dogs survive IMHA? With careful treatment, up to 75% of dogs with IMHA can make a full recovery and go on to lead a normal life.
What breeds are prone to IMHA? Dog breeds predisposed to the development of IMHA include: cocker spaniels, poodles, Old English Sheepdogs, and Irish setters.