What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
If your affected dog suffers a major trauma or undergoes surgery, they may not be able to clot well leading to increased blood loss or internal bleeding.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
Dogs are born with this condition.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Genetic and laboratory testing can be used to diagnose this disorder.
How is this condition treated?
There is no cure for this condition. Dogs with this disease may need blood/platelet transfusions during surgery or following a major trauma. However, they should have a normal lifespan.
What actions should I take if my dog is affected?
- Plan major surgeries with your veterinarian in advance and inform them of your dog’s potential for bleeding.