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Health Testing vs Health Check
Heath testing is the process of completing a series of tests that are designed to detect certain health issues within our breed.
Heath check is simply when a dog owner has taken their dog to a licensed veterinarian for a well check or yearly physical exam to help ensure that your pet is healthy.
French Bulldog Recommended Test
We highly recommend strictly using PennGen for Cystinturia III. They are the most reliable lab as of yet for this test!
Cystinturia Type III (C3) (French Bulldog)
Cystinuria in dogs is indicated by the presence of cystine stones in the kidney, bladder or ureter. Failure by the kidneys to reabsorb amino acids results in the formation of cystine crystals and sometimes stones in the urine which can lead to blockage of the urethra.
Hyperuricosuria (HUU) (French Bulldog)
A bladder stone disease where the dog has too much uric acid in their urine, predisposing them to develop stones in their bladder or kidneys.
Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) (French Bulldog & Boxer)
A progressive, painless spinal cord disease that can cause paralysis of the hind limbs. It can only be diagnosed during necropsy.
Canine Multifocal Retinopathy 1 (CMR1) (French Bulldog)
The mutation causes raised lesions to form on the retina which alters the appearance of the eye but usually does not affect sight. The lesions may disappear, or may result in minor retinal folding.
Juvenile Hereditary Cataracts (JHC) (French Bulldog)
A clouding of the lens of the eye caused by a breakdown of tissue in the eye. This condition generally results in an inability to see clearly and can cause total blindness.
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) (Boxer)
An inherited disease in dogs and results in unique right ventricular fibrofatty infiltration and ventricular arrhythmias. The condition was initially described in 1983 as a disease associated with ventricular ectopy, syncope, and sudden death.
This occurs when the dog's kneecap (patella) is dislocated from its normal anatomic position in the groove of the thigh bone (femur).
A dislocated kneecap is one of the most prevalent knee joint abnormalities in dogs.