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Pet Renal Dysplasia

Learn more about our pet renal dysplasia services below!

Pet Renal Dysplasia

Renal dysplasia is a disorder in which the kidneys do not develop normally. It most commonly affects Shih Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, and soft-coated Wheaten Terriers. Dogs typically become clinically ill before one year of age.

Unfortunately, this genetic disease has no cure, and many affected dogs will develop kidney failure. Management options are minimal and generally expensive. Although some dogs are only carriers of this disorder and have normal kidney function, they can still pass the trait on to their offspring.

If you’re a breeder, testing for renal dysplasia can significantly reduce your chances of breeding this inherited problem in your dogs. Please call us to schedule this test.