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
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.