my 6 month old femal boxer was spayed on friday. Saturday morning while at the vet she vomited up tin foil (she must have picked that up at home) and had poor coloring. 2 hrs later the vet said her coloring was better and I could pick her up. I waited until 3 o'clock, preferring to keepher under the vet's care. She seemed ok when I picked her up but her color didn't seem right. I brought her home. she was resting but alert. She went #1 and #2. When I brought her out to go again she collapsed. We rushed her to the emergency, her Red Blood Cell Count was 20. She needed a transfusion. She was put on support therapy IV and given a transfusion. There was some fluid in her abdomen but no distention. We picked her up the next morning her Rbc at 35. Her normal vet was saying it could be Auto-Immune Difficiency or another inherent disease but swears there could not be internal bleeding from surgery. She is eating but has had vomiting with blood and stool with blood. Her RBC count is 28-30. Please help. I am so frustrated because while I have trusted this vet in the past I am feeling that he is C.H.A.
HHHmmm...I don't know if Boxers are prone to Von Willebrands, but I would test for that. It is a blood clotting disorder also perhaps, probably not some type of leukemia. It could also be idiopathic, meaning there is no reasonable reason for the bleeding and it will resolve itself. Also it COULD be from the surgery...no one's perfect and that includes vets.( s/he probably doesn't want to have to be liable for the after care.A second opinion wouldn't hurt. Good luck.