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This is a Blood condition.

P2Y12 Receptor Platelet Disorder

What is P2Y12 Receptor Platelet Disorder?

Coagulopathies, disorders of blood clotting, can lead to symptoms such as easy bruising or bleeding. Dogs with coagulopathies are often at risk for excessive bleeding during veterinary procedures; your veterinarian should be informed so that appropriate blood products are at hand in case a transfusion is required. Affected dogs may also require close monitoring during their daily lives. If informed of your dog's condition early, you and your veterinarian can discuss precautionary measures now.

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

Affected puppies may bleed abnormally when teething. You may notice extensive bruising or bleeding that does not stop following a traumatic event.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs may occur at any age but are most often recognized in young dogs during an elective surgery or following a trauma.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic or laboratory testing is necessary to diagnose P2Y12 deficiency. If you have a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, you should absolutely test them for this disorder prior to surgery.

How is this condition treated?

Currently there is no treatment for this disorder. If your dog must have surgery, your veterinarian should be prepared to provide multiple transfusions during and/or after the procedure.