Why Is My Dog's Differential WBC Count Abnormal ?

Why Is My Cat's Differential WBC Count Abnormal

To see what normal blood and urine values are for your pet, go here

For an explanation of causes of most abnormal blood and urine tests go here

To see how tests are often grouped, go here

Pardon the image of my antique differential WBC counting machine - It is all done through electronic optical recognition programs now. But through much of my early career I clicked those little colored buttons till the welcome clang of #100.

Ron Hines DVM PhD

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Differential White Blood Cell Count

WBC

When You Combine the WBC Count With The Red Blood Cell Count (RBC), You Have The CBC = Complete Blood Cell Count

White blood cells are the policemen of your pet’s body and a change in the relative numbers of one to the other or changes in their total numbers often point to a serious health problem. White blood cells consist of neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, monocytes and basophils. Immature neutrophils or band cells are reported separately.

Which of them go up and which go down when your pet faces health issues gives your veterinarian important clues to the cause. Read about the function and dynamics of each one of them by clicking on each of their links.

.................... DxMe