Blood Disorders Month/Hemophilia
I had two brothers with Hemophilia, but I never knew that dogs, cats, and even horses could get it the same way as people. It is a hereditary disease carried from the mother to her son. It is the same with companion animals. There are actually 3 types of Hemophilia A, B, and the rarest type C. They are different because they each affect different blood factors. Type B is much more serios than Type A, and type C is usually diagnosed upon death. But uncontrolled bleeding is dangerous in any case. Certain breeds tend to get one type or the other. In French Bull dogs the disease is usually manageable.
Saint Bernards with Hemophilia are more likely to die from the disease since it is usually more serious in this breed.
If you are interested in learning more about Hemophilia in dogs, cats and horses, here are a few links with some more detailed information.