Von Willebrand’s Disease in Dogs and Cats

This is when there is a deficiency of the Von Willebrand Factor (vWF), a glycoprotein that aids in clotting. vWF is needed for blood platelets to stick together and seal broken blood vessels.

Symptoms

  • Nosebleeds
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Bruising 
  • Blood in urine and stool

Causes

It is hereditary, meaning it is inherited from the parents.

Treatments

There is no cure, but the disease can be managed.

This condition is common in the following Dogs & Cats

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