Loki, a Malamute, presented to MVS when he was just 8 week old. He was adopted shortly before Christmas into a very loving home. Following his adoption, Loki wasn’t eating well and was very lethargic. He was evaluated by his family veterinarian where he was diagnosed with severe anemia secondary to a large hookworm infection. His red blood cell count was so low he needed immediate medical attention. Loki was referred to MVS for a blood transfusion and monitoring.
Loki received a whole blood transfusion from one of our wonderful life-saving blood donors. He did so well following the transfusion that he was released from the hospital the next day! In addition to the blood transfusion, Loki also was treated with a broad-spectrum deworming medication. The combination of treatments resulted in a full recovery! Today, Loki is a handsome, happy and healthy adult who loves going on adventures with his dad.
Loki and his owners follow up frequently with their family veterinarian, who keep us updated on how he is doing. We love having such close relationships with the family veterinarians who refer to us. Loki’s case was a perfect example of the collaboration we strive to have with family veterinarians to make sure our patients get the best care possible.
Look how happy Loki is now!