He was immediately transferred to The Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA) for further investigation.
The Doggie Hospital confirmed the original blood results and Marmite was admitted to the ICU to get new blood from a doggie donor [a blood transfusion]
The blood transfusion was successful; his red blood cell count doubled, and was much happier and back to better than his old self.
June 04th 2012 - Marmite was transferred to Internal Medicine for further investigation into the kidney issues and the cause of the low red blood cell count.
After lots of tests, and causing a bit of a nuisance of himself on the doggie wards, it appears that Marmite, as well as gaining a few new fans, has underdeveloped kidneys which are not producing enough of the correct hormone to stimulate the bone marrow which regulates his red blood cell count.
Currently Marmite is receiving a variety of treatments to slow any further damage to his kidneys. He will also face a second round of tests to rule out any other bacterial and viral problems.
"I would like to thank all the staff at QMHA especially my dedicated human Chris who is very nice" said Marmite
Marmite was born in September 2010, not much is known about his first family.
He later joined Scott and Rebecca and a brother, from another mother and father, George. He spent many happy months in Tottenham, North London with his new family, until August 2011. Scott, Rebecca and George moved to Australia, and unfortunately the doggie doctors said that Marmite was unable to join them, due to heat intolerance.
He met his final human family [and first cat] in Dalston at the Roof Gardens, where he was happily supping a larger-ita [margarita larger mix] and eating jerk chicken. Marmite moved in with his new humans and proceeded to take over Junction 9 Studios. It was soon clear that Marmite had a talent for social networking and despite the lack of his opposable thumbs, created his own twitter account and launched his own blog to keep track of all the people that he met including Tommy C, Mikill Pane and Jake Gosling!
Queen Mother Hospital For Animals: www.rvc.ac.uk/
QMHA Blood Donar Programme: www.rvc.ac.uk/
Marmite's Blog: www.marmitemeets.co.uk
Marmite Tweets: @marmitemeets
Marmite's Facebook: www.facebook.com/