Little Dog, Immune Mediated Haemalitic Anaemia
- Name: Ruth Barker
- Location: Australia
We have a little dog who weighs 4 kg and is a toy poodle/maltese cross. After we bought her we never gave her worming paste or immunisation but looked after all that ourselves. When she was one year old she had a fit and we took her to the vet who after blood tests said she had Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia and probably would not live for another two weeks . He wormed her and suggested cortisone. When we asked what the cortisone would do he said that it would suppresse the immune system. We said we would not give her the cortisone and decided to go home and give her MMS. The vet made an appointment for two weeks and also gave us his home number in case we needed to call him. We gave her 1 drop of MMS and 5 drops of citric acid twice a day with an eye dropper. We could see her getting better every day. When we went back in two weeks she bounded in and the vet said that this was not a sick dog. He took more blood tests and said that everything was renewing (not sure of this as we didn't understand what he meant). When he asked what we did we told him about MMS, his reply - he had heard about it and didn't think it would work and that it must have been the worming. Really!! Really!! Let's worm all the patients in hospital with aplastic anaemia?? She is now 7 years old and has never had any problems since. Thank you, Jim.