Abnormal Protein Production in Dogs

Antibodies, also called immunoglobulins, are small protein molecules found in the blood or other body fluids and used by the immune system to fight against foreign particles, including bacteria and viruses. These are produced by plasma cells which are a type of white blood cells/

In paraproteinemia, abnormal proteins called paraprotein (proteins in the blood or urine), or M component, are produced by a group of plasma cells. Such production of abnormal proteins is commonly seen in plasma cell tumors and may also be seen in some other types of tumors. This condition is usually seen in middle-aged to older dogs.

The condition is characterized by Generalized weakness, Lethargy, Lameness, Nose bleed, Blindness, Increased thirst and urination, Seizures, and Memory loss.

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