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Platelet Count, High

A 15-year-old MN West Highland White terrier dog was presented for evaluation of polydipsia, polyuria and possible bladder stones noted on radiographs. Abnormalities on CBC and serum biochemistry were thrombocytosis, neutrophilia, and hyperalbuminemia. Urinalysis was not performed owing to financial constraints however an abdominal ultrasound prescription was approved.

A 1-year-old MN DSH cat was presented for evaluation of vomiting for a duration of 3 days. The patient has a known history of frequently eating innapropriate things around the house (strings, foreign objects, etc…). The owner reported no urination or bowel movement for 2 days. No vomiting, coughing, sneezing, or diarrhea was noted. The physical examination was unremarkable. CBC and blood chemistry found an very elevated HCT of 52.7%, eosinopenia, thrombocytopenia, mild hyperglycemia, elevated BUN, elevated calcium, low albumin, and slightly elevated ALT.


A 12-year-old M intact Shih Tzu dog was presented for polydipsia of several months' duration. The serum biochemical profile revealed an elevated urea, increased ALT, increased GGT enzyme activities, hyperphosphatemia, hyperkalemia, hypercholesterolemia, and elevated triglycerides. Thrombocytosis was present on the CBC.