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.

Hours of Operation – Burlington
Monday8:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 9:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday9:00am – 8:00pm

**Holiday hours: 9am - 8pm**

Locations


Beattie Pet Hospital – Burlington
1231 Appleby Line
Burlington, Ontario, L7L 5H9
Ph: 289-919-1231

Beattie Animal Hospital – Brantford
70 - Paris Road
Brantford, Ontario, N3R 1H9
Ph: 519-756-1770
 

Locations


Beattie Pet Hospital – Ancaster
34 Stone Church Road Suite 100
Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1S5
Ph: 289-639-5540

Beattie Pet Hospital – Stoney Creek
131 Upper Centennial Parkway
Stoney Creek, Ontario, L8J OB2
Ph: 289-639-5600