Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia

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Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia: Platelets (also called thrombocytes) are tiny cell fragments that circulate in the bloodstream and participate in the formation of blood clots.  Excessively low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) can lead to bleeding tendencies, because without platelets the blood cannot clot properly.  Thrombocytopenia is not a common condition, but it can occur in any breed, age, or sex of dog or cat.  Pets with cancer are at higher risk.  (More information in below attahment...)