Von Willebrand’s Disease is an inherited bleeding disorder that can prevent normal blood clotting and lead to severe bleeding. It’s been documented in over 50 dog breeds, and some breeds are at a high risk of developing Von Willebrand’s Disease. This bleeding disorder in dogs can range from mild to life-threatening, so it’s important to know if your dog has this disease.
Reviewed By Dr. Katherine Baldwin
This content was reviewed by veterinarian Dr. Katherine Baldwin, DVM.
Have you noticed your dog suddenly becoming weak and collapsing while exercising vigorously? There could be several causes of these symptoms. One possibility is Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) in dogs, a hereditary condition found in certain breeds. How can you find out if your dog is at risk for this potentially fatal disease? And what should you do if he exhibits the symptoms?
As its name implies, many people think ringworm is one of many parasitic worms that dogs can contract, like heartworms, tapeworms, etc. In fact, ringworm isn’t a worm at all; it’s a contagious fungal infection that’s common in nearly all domesticated animals, including dogs. We’ll help you know how to identify ringworm and what you should do if you suspect your dog has it.
When most of us think about rabies, we picture an animal foaming at the mouth and acting aggressive or erratic. But there are many other signs of rabies in dogs. Learn more about rabies symptoms in dogs, what to do if your dog gets bitten by an infected animal, and how you can easily prevent this devastating disease.