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“Hope the wee guy is doing better.
This could definitely be one of this situations where this could be something or nothing. I have definitely seen dogs that have bleeding and bruising like this post castration and there is no real explanation for this.
In order to fully assess primary coagulation I would make sure to run a platelet count (manual) and consider a BMBT. A BMBT would be an easy way to asses for a thrombocytopathia. Can be tricky though in a conscious dog!
If PT and aPTT are normal then you could also consider D-dimers and fibrinogen.
The way to really assess coagulation in the best way would be to do TEG! That may give you the ultimate peace of mind!”
What do you all think?