I don’t remember what it was called.. when they took her back into the room they shows us in her mouth it was still bleeding and said she was positive.. ofcourse this is al new to us.. I was super concern I had NOOO IDEA what vWD was yet and then told us they could still do her ears and we would just have to pay another $200 for a shot before and after surgery to clot.. I was so nervous the whole time that day... like a child in surgery!
Anyways.. I obviously don’t trust that quick test after reading about it and want to do the DNA test because if this is something she actually has I want to be prepared etc! It will be frustrating if she is ok.. I did call my friend, who I got her from and asked if her parents had it she said no.. I can’t wait to know if she does or not!
I can honestly say going thru all we have.. I will be getting any other dobies from a breeder with all the good genetics!! Already looking into one in Oregon that “John” here in DT recommended!! I’ll be saving up!!
Sounds like the Buccal Mucosal Bleeding Time test. The fact that they immediately said that she has vWD after that shows that they don't really understand it, either.
With the DNA test, there are three possible outcomes: -/-, called clear, meaning they will not have any bleeding risk associated with vWD; -/+, called carrier, also meaning that they will not have any bleeding risk from vWD, but may pass along the affected gene to their offspring; or +/+, called affected or genetically affect, meaning that they may
be at risk for abnormal bleeding, aka clinically affected. There are plenty of genetically affected dogs that are not clinically affected.
vWD is one of the fastest and easiest screening tests for Dobermans, and even if you don't plan on breeding, knowing your pet's genetic vWD status can make future vet care a lot easier, and in a lot of cases, cheaper, because you will know they won't need any special treatment to help with clotting.
As I mentioned earlier, there are other things that can affect clotting time, so the gum test might be a good idea even in a clear or carrier dog if there are any concerns about clotting time.