Canine Von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) Information

von Willebrand's disease (vWD) Description:

von Willebrand's disease (vWD) is a blood platelet abnormality that results in excessive bleeding. A dog can be a carrier or affected.

Typical Treatment and Expenses*:

An affected dog needs a full blood transfusion, costing $2,000 each episode.

Dog Breeds Prone to von Willebrand's disease (vWD):


Australian Cattle DogAustralian Shepherd
Basset HoundBearded Collie
Bernese Mountain DogDoberman Pinscher
German ShepherdGerman Shorthaired Pointer
Great DaneIrish Wolfhound
Lakeland TerrierLhasa Apso
Manchester Terrier - StandardManchester Terrier - Toy
Miniature SchnauzerPapillon (and Phalene)
Parson Russell TerrierRottweiler
Shetland SheepdogToy Fox Terrier