The specialist we saw today sleuthed out the problem with Tally's declining red and white blood cell counts. . . MoverKing and Tippykayak were very close and much closer than my regular vets. He has a doggy version of cat scratch fever (bartonella), and his young,primed immune system has already fought it off pretty successfully. He just has 14 days worth of medicine, and she says his CBC will return to normal by May. I danced around with all three dogs, and I am grateful for my sweetface after a rough month of uncertainty and scary big medical terms.