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Bleeding Symptoms in the Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs and the P2Y12 test


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*If you are interested being prepared prior to a surgical procedure, you can talk with your vet about what tests (full blood chemistry and coagulation tests) can be run prior to the procedure. You can also talk about medication and supplements to avoid prior to the surgery. If you want have fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or packed red blood cells on hand, it is available to your vet via Hemopet. Any dog can bleed or clot post-surgery, though the risk is very low. The fresh frozen plasma has a shelf life (in the freezer) up to 5 years, and the packed red cells has shelf life up to 42 days. Up to four hours prior to a surgery, you can infuse your dog with fresh frozen plasma at a rate of 3-5 ml per lb. If your dog happens to exhibit bleeding after a surgical procedure, your vet can do a transfusion with the pack red blood cells at a rate of 3-5 ml per lb. Each of these options from Hemopet are going to run about $360 for a 100 lb dog not including the overnight shipping.


*You can also try treating bleeding with Yunnan Baiyao. It is a herb that can be purchased at Asian food stores.