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Pet Health Concerns: Clotting Factor XI Deficiency

Also known as Hemophilia C. , this inherited disorder causes a blood clotting deficiency.  This condition is most commonly found in Kerry Blue Terrier dog breeds. There are many different varieties of hemophilia such as  Factor I deficiency, which is common with Saint Bernard’s,  Factor II deficiency which is often seen with Boxers, and Factor VII deficiency is common with Beagles. Although there are so many varieties, they do occur quite rarely. This condition can be diagnosed if an accident occurs and the blood does not coagulate and then further diagnostic tests can be performed to determine which factors are causing the clotting abnormalities. Unfortunately, this bleeding disorder currently does not have a cure, however, animals with this condition should be protected from dangerous situations and environments.

To learn more about Clotting Factor XI Deficiency in pets, check out our Pet Health Concerns Guide. By enrolling your pet with Trupanion pet insurance, your cat or dog’s policy will include coverage for diagnostic tests, medications, surgeries, hereditary and congenital disorders, as long as treatment for a certain condition is required after enrolling and is not pre-existing.

Has your pet ever been diagnosed with this condition? If so, we’d love to hear from you and any comments, advice, experiences, of thoughts on this  condition.

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