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Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) – A Silent Killer

What Causes It? Though there are many theories, scientists aren't absolutely positive what causes the diesease. Some theorize that it is caused by over vaccination. It has been determined that the vaccines that were thought tho be necessary on an annual basis are actually staying in the body longer, some for a few years. So when the responsible owner gets their dog vaccinated every year, they are actually introducing too much of the virus into the system. It is thought that over time this is causing the bodies immune system to go into overdrive to fight virus so the bodies white blood cells start attacking and destroying the bodies healthy red blood cells.

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