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Old 11-04-2012, 06:19 PM
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Sometime in August we had our 8 month old chihuahua neutered. We brought him to the vet in the morning and when they finished the surgery they said everything was fine. When the vet went back to check on him he had started swelling there, and bruising badly. The vet told us it was not normal and if it didn't get better we should tell them. They first thought he had something wrong with his liver. They checked his blood, and nothing was wrong with his liver. So by this time the swelling started to go down but the bruising remained, and after a couple days the bruising was significantly better. The vet was still trying to figure out what happened and they told us that he either was a minor hemophiliac or he had Von willebrand disease. Now after spending all of this money we really aren't sure if we should have the vet check for these diseases because it will be a lot more money we don't have. The vet told us that we didn't have to check because he is all better. Do you guys think we should have him tested for these diseases if he is all better?


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Old 11-04-2012, 06:38 PM
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You know to be honest I'm the type that will get an extra job, borrow money, or sell my belongings
if I have to in order to take a dog(mine or any other) to the vet if I find it necessary. So yes
I would go back and get him tested, you just never know. The way I see it is even if you spend
all this money and it turns out he is healthy, it is NOT a waste, because then you shall have peace
of mind. You won't have to guess every time something is wrong if it could be a result/side effect
of one of these conditions.


I just want to post these links for those who are not familiar with these
conditions and are curious...

hemophilia

von Willebrand's disease



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I think we will get him checked to find out for sure what it is. But i think if he doesn't have either of those diseases the vet might have messed up. But i'm not sure. We'll have to see how it turns out. I just wanted another persons opinion. Thanks for the response !


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Old 11-04-2012, 07:04 PM
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How well do you know this vet, trust his opinion? Maybe seek a second opinion elsewhere, just a thought.
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Well we haven't been their very long. Not even a year. The first time we went their was when we first got him. That is a good idea! I might get another opinion.


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Old 11-04-2012, 08:12 PM
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When you say he was very swollen there, do you mean at the actual site if surgery (his genitalia) ? We have just had our 8 month old male castrated and on his post op exam 2 days later they too commented on his swelling and bruising, so we are to have another check up in two days time. His scrotum is still bruised but we would expect this after surgery anyway.....?
Apart from that, he's fine. I wish your little man well and please keep us updated. x


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Yeah he was very swollen their with a lot of bruising but the swelling was better after a week and the bruising was still their for a while.


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Ah.... That's a wee shame. It's amazing how they cope though, I do hope it's a good outcome for him. They have enough of a challenge living in our world of giants! Lol
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