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It does not seem possible, but it was 6 years ago today that I heard of autoimmune hemolytic anemia for the first time, when my Hunter was diagnosaed. i went to bed that night sick at heart with my golden boy in ICU and having learned from library that 50% of dogs diagnosed with this die within a week of diagnosis, another 30% within a month, there is no cure, only remission that can last years or just weeks.

One week later my Hunter was brought home to be buried. He was one of the 50%. I only had him 4 years and a few days, he has been gone 6 years come the 16th of this month and i miss him as much today as I did then.

Hunter, my heart dog Aug. 19, 1999-
Oct. 16, 2003
 

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I forgot to add pictures. I believe it will be of Hunter with his sister, KayCee, Hunter with our granddaughter, and Hunter with our sonb. I could not tell for sure if they were the ones I was clicking on.
 

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So sad. Hunter was far too young. You can see in the pics that he enjoyed his short life and was greatly loved. Bless you.
 

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My heart goes out to you. Our first dog, a lab mix was diagnosed with AIHA in 1993. She survived 6 years after that diagnosis on prednisone. She was a great girl despite her illness. Here is to good health.
 

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Some of you new ones may not know but it was ProHeart6, the 6 month heartworm prevention injection that brought on his AIHA and started killing his liver----drug induced necrosis of the liver according to the necropsy histopath. I know one in Color--we are still in very close contact--that took all 3 of hers in the same day and in a couple of moths, the 4 year old mix was dead of AIHA and the 11 year old"skipper key" dead ofliver damage and the 2 year old shepehrd/lab mix was on meds and still is===7 years later.

If they had just pulled it when so many reports came in about severe reactions and deaths instead of watiing til the FDA told them to pull it---1- months after Hunter's death--he would probably still be with me today. All of us that lost or almost lost a dog/dogs to this shuddered when it was brought back tothe market a little over a year ago after an almost 4 year abscense.
 
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