I got Daisy in 2004 from a shelter. They told me she was a Vizsla/Retriever mix. All was well for 8 years until April 2012 when she started having siezures. The vet diagnosed her with AIHA (Auto-immune Hemolytic Anemia) with a red blood count a low as 15 at one point (normal is between 38-50). Since then she's been hospitalized for 5 days for dehydration, had 2 blood transfusions, and been put on 80mg of Predisone as well as Azathioprine. The pred is very strong and as a result her liver stopped functioning properly resulting in jaundice and a distended stomach that had to be drained by the vet. In the midst of all this she has also gotten UTI (unrinary tract infection). Given that this disease has a very high mortality rate for dogs, it's a miracle she's still here. It's been a rough couple of months, but she's finally getting better. I'm here to help others who are dealing with the same issue. I'm not sure if this is common in retirever dogs. Send me a message if you're struggling with this and I'd be happy to share my expieriences.