Rare clotting disease

@camlich Wow, camlich. I'm a bit tongue tied about what to say. First, I don't have the medical experience you're seeking, but I can understand why your heart is seeking answers. 8 years isn't nearly a long enough life for a dog. The last month must have been a roller coaster. I'm so sorry.

Like you, I came to this site shortly after my pup had passed. For me, I found it extremely healing to be able to talk about it, post pictures and memorialize his life with us. Know that while we may not hold the answers you seek, we are here to support you nonetheless.

@camlich , I have no answer's for you either. Have you or vet do a necropsy? That could give you answers. I am so very sorry for the loss of your furbaby. 8 years is certainly way to young to have so many problems. I haven't heard of any of the symptoms that you mentioned. Someone asked if you have talked to the dog's breeder to see if they have had this problem with any of their pups before? I totally understand wanting answers. I hope you find them. Hugs to you.

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I am so sorry for your loss and heart ache.

@camlich
I can’t even imagine what you’ve been through in the last month. It is so heartbreaking- so sorry for your loss.🐾❤

I'm so very sorry about your Cassius and that you tried everything to find a diagnosis. It's always hard and we cherish the time we had with them. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.
It's good you posted about this condition as it may be helpful in case these symptoms show up in other doggies. And would definitely want to know the root cause.

I’m so very sorry you lost your boy. You certainly went above and beyond to try to save him. I don’t have anything to offer about the diagnosis.

@zande poisoning vs the discovery of a new disease favors poison. warfarin[rat poison]is no longer the most common 'blood thinner' but it has a distinctive 'coagulation panel' the rest are prescription medications. this sounds like multiple exposures.

@mister-science That's a really scary thought, and I'm not suggesting this is what happened to Cassius at all. I can imagine someone unknowingly dropping human prescription medications to the floor and creating a danger to a dog.

Hi everyone, thanks for the support messages it's being quite tough...

Answering some of your questions, I did ask the breeder in France, and she never heard of anything like this before.

Poisoning has been quite ruled out as I have another basenji boy (2 years old), and he could have been exposed too. Since the beginning of symptoms, the dogs have been 24h with me as I work home based, and I've been walking them on leash so the probability he would eat something repetedly witout me noticing is almost non-existent...

Stil waiting for some additional tests that take longer to come back from the lab, let's see what the final theory from the vets will be.

Thanks again everyone for the kind words and the interest

I am SO sorry for what you and your sweet boy went through. My heart broke just reading it. I know he could feel your love and knew you were doing everything to take good care of him. God bless you and your Cassius.

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