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      • Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) The second blood disease is an inherited disorder in poodles. Von Willebrand's Disease compromises the body's ability to clot blood.
  1. Von Willebrand disease is a blood disease caused by a deficiency of a protein called von Willebrand factor that is needed for blood to clot. This common hereditary disorder occurs more frequently in some breeds, including Doberman Pinschers, German Shepherds, Standard Poodles, Golden Retrievers, and Shetland Sheepdogs.

  2. Aug 15, 2013 · Von Willebrand’s (vWD) is an inherited bleeding disorder, much like hemophilia in humans. The most common inherited bleeding disorder among dogs, Von Willebrand’s is passed down from parents to offspring. It appears in equal frequency in both male and female dogs. Von Willebrand in dogs occurs because of a deficiency of von Willebrand Factor (vWF).

  3. Feb 12, 2014 · Von Willebrand Disease is a bleeding disorder caused by low levels or a lack of the protein known as the von Willebrand factor. This protein is named Factor VIII. The von Willebrand factor regulates the first step in clot formation. If your vet suspects von Willebrand disease in your dog, he will order lab tests. Von Willebrand Disease in dogs is hereditary, and it is commonly seen in the following dog breeds: Weimaraners; Doberman Pinschers; German Shepherds; Golden Retrievers; Miniature ...

  4. Jul 25, 2018 · Von Willebrand disease, commonly abbreviated as vWD, is a blood clotting disorder that affects both humans and dogs. It is a form of hemophilia. The name of the disease comes from the factor that is missing in the blood; without the Von Willebrand factor, the platelets do not stick together well to form clots.

  5. Von Willebrand’s Disease or vWD, is a hereditary disease, that is a deficiency in von Willebrand Factor (vWF). This vWF is a protein in the blood that helps with normal blood clotting at the sites of small blood vessel injuries. von Willebrand Factor is also helpful in carrying other proteins to the site of injury, these proteins help to clot blood.

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