Cardiac Evaluation Congenital heart disease in dogs is a malformation of the heart or great vessels. The lesions characterizing congenital heart defects are present at birth and may develop more fully during perinatal and growth periods. Many congenital heart defects are thought to be genetically transmitted from parents to offspring; however, the exact modes of inheritance have not been precisely determined for all cardiovascular malformations.
Hip Dysplasia Canine Hip Dysplasia typically develops because of an abnormally developed hip joint but can also be caused by cartilage damage from a traumatic fracture.
Patellar Luxation The patella, or kneecap, is part of the stifle joint (knee). In patellar luxation, the kneecap luxates, or pops out of place, either in a medial or lateral position.
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is an inherited neurologic disorder of dogs characterized by gradual muscle wasting and loss of coordination typically beginning in the hind limbs. How we test-genetically
Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 1 (CMR
Hyperuricosuria (HUU)Hyperuricosuria is an inherited disorder characterized by elevated levels of uric acid in the urine that can lead to the formation of bladder/kidney stones. How we test-genetically
Juvenile Hereditary Cataract (
Cystinuria Type 3(CY3) variant 2/variant 3 is an inherited disease affecting kidney function in dogs. Dogs with cystinuria are deficient of a specific protein the kidneys use to transport cystine. How we test-genetically
OFA ACVO(American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) Eye Exam to rule out observable inherited eye disease