Without treatment the disease can be fatal.
Most authors now agree that there is no breed, sex or age predilection for this disease, but some breeds are mentioned by other authors. eg German Shepherd Dog,
* Bone marrow suppression is common with these drugs and blood cell status should be monitored regularly.
** Extreme care is needed when handling these drugs
With all the above therapeutic agents, the dose rate is gradually reduced to the minimum maintenance dose (eg alternate day therapy) once the animal is in remission.
Long term problems
Updated October 2013