Immune Mediated Disease

Overview:

Immune mediated diseases may occur in both the dog and cat.  They can be difficult to diagnose and may be life threatening.  Some immune mediated disease progress over long periods of time, while others develop quickly.  Some of the immune mediated diseases that we diagnose and treat include:

  • Immune mediated hemolytic anemia
  • Immune mediated thrombocytopenia
  • Immune mediated polyarthritis
  • Meningoencephalitis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Diagnostics:

During your appointment, we will review your pet’s medical history and perform a thorough physical exam.  Following a discussion of the medical history and exam findings, a combination of diagnostics will be recommended and may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Infectious disease testing (e.g. cultures, PCR, and/or serology)
  • Imaging - abdominal ultrasound, digital radiographs
  • Microscopic evaluation of spinal or joint fluid

Treatment:

A comprehensive and individualized treatment plan will be developed for your pet based on your pet’s medical history and the results of the tests performed during this visit.  Treatment recommendations typically include oral or infused medications. 

Aftercare:

A plan for follow up rechecks and treatments will be determined based on the diagnosis and treatment plan elected during your pet’s visit. We will collaborate with your primary veterinarian to design the best plan for your pet, which may include follow up rechecks with our team or your primary veterinarian