Does Your Dog Bleed — Or Clot — Too Much?
Sometimes it’s necessary to evaluate a pet’s tendency to bleed too much, or too little.
Your very fragile dog is in need of surgery. Or she comes to the emergency room with unexplained bleeding from her mouth. Or she has a kind of kidney disease that can potentially make her blood too “viscous” and not able to flow easily enough; her clotting factors may be on overdrive. In all these cases, and many others, a veterinarian has to run tests of coagulation to see if the blood is too “thin” and making the dog more prone to bleed, or, conversely, too prone to clotting.