Von Willebrand’s Disease

Knowing if your dog has this condition before an emergency situation arises can mean the difference between life and death. Similar to haemophilia in humans, von Willebrand’s disease can result in life-threatening bleeding. Many dogs that carry this disease in their genetic makeup go undetected until a minor surgery or small, superficial injury results in significant blood loss.

We offer testing for this disease, which is an inheritable trait in some breeds. As many as 50% of Dobermans are affected; other commonly affected breeds include German shepherds, German shorthaired and wirehaired pointers, golden and Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Pembroke Welsh corgis, poodles, Scottish and Manchester terriers, and Shetland sheepdogs. If you have an at-risk breed, we recommend that you have your dog tested.

Some animals show no signs of the disease but are carriers of this genetic problem. If these dogs are allowed to reproduce, they can pass the disease on to their offspring. If you are a breeder, we strongly recommend testing for von Willebrand’s disease before breeding your dogs. Please call us to schedule this test.

Location

  • Main Office

    2139 Lakeshore Blvd West

    Toronto, Ontario, M8V 0B3

Location Hours
Monday11:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday11:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday11:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday11:00am – 7:00pm
Friday11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday11:00am – 7:00pm
SundayClosed

HOLIDAY HOURS:
December 24th & 27th CLOSED December 28th to 30th 11AM -7PM December 31st 11AM - 4PM
January 1st CLOSED

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