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Old 10-17-2015, 11:49 AM
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Hemophilia A with puppies

I have a 4 year old German Shepherd malamute mix. Shes is a beautiful and smart little girl. My husband and I rescued her when she was 1 1/2 years old. 6 months ago we had an accidental litter... and it wasn't untill babies had gone home to loving family's that he found out some of them had become sick and eventually passed away. Blood worked showed a rather strong case of hemophilia. . Killing 4 out of 8 puppies within the first 3 months.... just before we moved my girl got hit again... and on October 13th 2015 she had another litter of 6 beautiful little babies.... I don't know what would be best to have them tested... It's something that I personally can't afford but I don't want these little balls of cuteness to miss out on a chance of life. Any options or ideas of places that I can get ahold of so oli can give them as much of a life as I can please let me know.!!
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Old 10-18-2015, 03:35 AM
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Your vet would be the best person to discuss all your options with. Most cases of coagulopathies are either genetic or due to a toxin ingestion. Given your description it sounds like genetics are the more likely cause. There is the off chance that the bad genes came from the male, but personally I would have all the puppies checked just to be sure. There's nothing worse than bringing a new puppy into the home and falling in love with it, only to lose them tragically at such a young age. If money is tight you may want to budget for having your girl spayed ASAP and in the meantime keep her behind multiple closed doors if there's even the slightest chance she may be in heat. Do you happen to know what breed the sire was of her first litter and what breed the sire is of her current litter? Some breeds are known to have specific clotting disorders and that may help narrow down the tests to run on the pups.
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I had a minipin/jack Russell that had Hemophilia A. I did lots of research, he was a male and we discovered the problem a few months after we had him neutered because he had an internal bleed from it. Hemophilia is genetic and is carried on the X chromosome, all the male puppies your dog has will have hemophilia. the little females could be carriers to pass along to any of their offspring. I would recommend that you have your momma spayed to keep this from happening. I was very fortunate and had my little Jimmy for 6 and a half years. He had several bleeding episodes but we were always able to manage it with a quick trip to the vet with a transfusion of Cryoprecipitate, the clotting fact that his blood was missing. Unfortunately, I lost him just 12 days ago to a catastrophic bleed that we couldn't do anything about. I'm heartbroken but will mend.
I know you asked this a few months ago but I hope this helps. Keeping a hemophilic dog healthy is very expensive but once attached, it's very hard to give up.
Hope this helps.
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