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Old 12-18-2017, 03:04 PM
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Hey all, my dog, Wally, has just turned one and was diagnosed with severe hemophilia around 6-7 months. We found out because he hurt his leg and received a shot of doggy ibuprofen which caused a hematoma to build up on his back. After much testing (the drug company paid) we found out he was in fact a hemophiliac. I have searched on this site for other threads on this and they were either very very old or not really what I was looking for.

I decided to start one myself to see if there are any other dog parents out there dealing with this. Its very hard because he sprains his ankle and it takes him days/weeks to recover. I made the decision in the beginning that I wouldn't pay for blood transfusions due to the high cost and likelihood of him needing another down the road.

Currently Wally has been hurt for 8 days and this is the 4th time he has had joint bleeding and he has had a cut in his mouth that bled for 2 weeks before it stopped.

Its very sad because its really hitting me now that his days are numbered and he is such a sweet boy!

Anyone else out there like me? I would absolutely love to hear from you and your experiences.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:41 PM
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Hi AndyG.
I'm so glad to have found your post! My German Shepard dog, Brady, has Hemophilia and was diagnosed when he was about 6-7 months old when he was neutered! He is now almost 2 years old (will be 2 in February). It has definitely been a long road so far with our extra special pup. My husband and I also decided not to do any blood transfusions, due to the cost, and also that most of the vets we've seen said we can only do so many before other blood issues start to occur.

He has had quite a few episodes where he was down for a day or two, and about 2 serious episodes where he hurt himself playing or jumping and was bleeding into his joints. He developed large hematoma's on his back leg and was down for almost a month, one last year this time and just a few months ago. We try to understand each injury when it comes and base the severity and his pain and go from there!

We tried Vitamin K supplements for a few months, didn't notice much change. We have pain pills, anti-anxiety pills, pain lotions, anti-bleeding solutions that help to stop if we accidentally cut too far when trimming his nails, he broke a blood vessel by his eye on a tree branch and so we have multiple eye drops, ear drops, liquids for cuts to help keep clean until they stop bleeding. It's a lot but we'd do anything for our pup! Hope your Wally is on the way back up!
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Hi AndyG.
I'm so glad to have found your post! My German Shepard dog, Brady, has Hemophilia and was diagnosed when he was about 6-7 months old when he was neutered! He is now almost 2 years old (will be 2 in February). It has definitely been a long road so far with our extra special pup. My husband and I also decided not to do any blood transfusions, due to the cost, and also that most of the vets we've seen said we can only do so many before other blood issues start to occur.

He has had quite a few episodes where he was down for a day or two, and about 2 serious episodes where he hurt himself playing or jumping and was bleeding into his joints. He developed large hematoma's on his back leg and was down for almost a month, one last year this time and just a few months ago. We try to understand each injury when it comes and base the severity and his pain and go from there!

We tried Vitamin K supplements for a few months, didn't notice much change. We have pain pills, anti-anxiety pills, pain lotions, anti-bleeding solutions that help to stop if we accidentally cut too far when trimming his nails, he broke a blood vessel by his eye on a tree branch and so we have multiple eye drops, ear drops, liquids for cuts to help keep clean until they stop bleeding. It's a lot but we'd do anything for our pup! Hope your Wally is on the way back up!

Jrr, it is great to hear from you and thank you so much for finding/responding to my post! Wally recovered from the joint bleed a few days before Christmas. However he began limping again 2 days ago, on the same leg. There was no apparent injury as he just woke up from a nap with the limp. He has just laid in his bed for 2 days straight. I spoke with the Vet today about possible pain pills. I don't want wally doing too much on his leg, so i am afraid of the pain pills and what he might do on them. I figured at night at least would be good for him. Just something to give him some relief.

Wally is a Shepherd mix and I hear this runs in their DNA. Its so sad and it really breaks my heart.
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Hi AndyG.
I'm so glad to have found your post! My German Shepard dog, Brady, has Hemophilia and was diagnosed when he was about 6-7 months old when he was neutered! He is now almost 2 years old (will be 2 in February). It has definitely been a long road so far with our extra special pup. My husband and I also decided not to do any blood transfusions, due to the cost, and also that most of the vets we've seen said we can only do so many before other blood issues start to occur.

He has had quite a few episodes where he was down for a day or two, and about 2 serious episodes where he hurt himself playing or jumping and was bleeding into his joints. He developed large hematoma's on his back leg and was down for almost a month, one last year this time and just a few months ago. We try to understand each injury when it comes and base the severity and his pain and go from there!

We tried Vitamin K supplements for a few months, didn't notice much change. We have pain pills, anti-anxiety pills, pain lotions, anti-bleeding solutions that help to stop if we accidentally cut too far when trimming his nails, he broke a blood vessel by his eye on a tree branch and so we have multiple eye drops, ear drops, liquids for cuts to help keep clean until they stop bleeding. It's a lot but we'd do anything for our pup! Hope your Wally is on the way back up!
Hemophilia trial finds promising cure - CNN

I also came across this. As a hemo mother you may find this very interesting! They tested the gene therapy on dogs first and had success and they have now found success in humans. This therapy is probably out of our price ranges but it is quite amazing the work these scientists have done.
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Wally and AndyG,
Do you still have your dogs with Hemophilia? I also have a dog with Hemophilia.
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