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Hematologic

This is a Blood condition.

Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia

What is Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia?

This is a benign disorder of platelet production that leads to abnormally large, sparse platelets.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

As this condition does not cause any clinical disease, you will not notice any signs of it at home.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Dogs are born with this disorder, but it is often not recognized unless your veterinarian performs certain blood tests.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

On routine blood work (CBC), your vet may note a low platelet number confirming the diagnosis.

How is this condition treated?

No treatment is required for this condition.

What actions should I take if my dog is affected?

  • Genetic testing can save your dog from undergoing a battery of tests to rule out other causes of macrothrombocytopenia: infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune, or toxic.