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?
Affected dogs are born with this condition and their blood panel (CBC) will reflect an abnormally low number of platelets.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
On routine blood work (CBC), your vet will 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.