Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Platelets And Lori

LORI:  First ME...  Guess who is in heat AGAIN!  

TBT:  Megan asked about platelet clumping.  I found this... 

"Platelet clumping occurs when the blood platelets responsible for coagulation stick to one another to form clusters. The presence of platelet clumping has no clinical consequences other than preventing instruments from properly counting blood platelets."

Apparently platelet-counting equipment ignores clumps because they are too large.  Manual counting is required.  Which my Vet says she did BTW.  She may never has seen clumps before, though.  It is pretty unusual.

I found a site that mentioned 1 per 2000 individuals.  I think that was for humans, but may be about the same for other animals.


  1. That is interesting about the platelets. At least you can rest easy that there was no sinister reason for the low count. Maybe I should rephrase that. You can rest easy after she has finished her heat!

  2. I was wondering about the clumping platelets too. Glad they are not a problem !

  3. Ugh! Lori, you need to stop being in heat! Well, hopefully your heats will be stopped for good soon.

  4. I had no idea that females went into heat that often. XO

  5. Wow, that's really interesting! I had never heard that either.

  6. We hope the heat isn't too bad for sweet, sweet Lori.

  7. Thank ou for providing info about the platelets. It just seems so unlikely that there are no clinical consequences! LOL

    Sydney, Australia

  8. That is interesting about the platelets! I work in ealth care and I never have even heard of that!

    Lori, you are very unique! No wonder you were s=chosen to be TBT's new kitty.

    Phooey on all the going into heat stuff...hope it won't last too long...

  9. Gee, I hope you do well while you are in heat and that it ends soon.
    Most interesting about platelets too.
    Purrs, Julie


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