Tag Archives: clotting disorders

Blood Clotting Disorders in Dogs and Cats

Have you ever noticed how when you have a small cut or wound, it bleeds for a short while and then stops bleeding and forms a scab?  This happens through a process called coagulation, where a clot forms in the blood to prevent further blood loss and to allow the healing process to start.  The process is initiated by cells called platelets, and circulating proteins called clotting factors then join the party to form the clot.  The lining of the blood vessel also plays a role. read more