Von Willebrand’s disease is a blood disorder that is common in dogs. The disorder prevents the blood from clotting properly, leading to excessive bleeding. von Willebrand’s disease is caused by a deficiency of von Willebrand factor, a protein that helps the blood clot.
Can You Cure vow Wilebrands’s Disease?
There is no cure for von Willebrand’s disease, but there are treatments that can help to control the symptoms. affected dogs may require lifelong treatment with medications such as desmopressin or tranexamic acid. In some cases, surgery may also be necessary to control bleeding.
Von Willebrand’s disease can be mild, moderate, or severe and acquired or inherited. Inherited von Willebrand’s disease is more common in certain breeds of dogs, such as Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers. von Willebrand’s disease is usually diagnosed with a blood test, and treatment typically involves giving the dog blood transfusions or medication to help the blood clot properly. Most dogs with von Willebrand’s disease can lead everyday, healthy lives with proper treatment.