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Place of Birth

Mule Mountain Doodles, West Florimond Road, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Current Location

Glendale, Arizona, USA

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

53 lbs

Genetic Age
21 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Health Summary

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Bella inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

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Bella inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Bella’s health but it could have consequences for siblings or other related dogs if they inherited two copies of the variant. We recommend discussing this result with their owners or breeders if you are in contact.

Impact on Breeding

Your dog carries this variant and will pass it on to ~50% of her offspring.

What is Degenerative Myelopathy, DM?

The dog equivalent of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, DM is a progressive degenerative disorder of the spinal cord. Because the nerves that control the hind limbs are the first to degenerate, the most common clinical signs are back muscle wasting and gait abnormalities.

ALT Activity

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Bella inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Bella has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Bella has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Bella is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Bella’s ALT activity could be evidence of liver damage, even if it is within normal limits by standard ALT reference ranges.

What is ALT Activity?

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is a clinical tool that can be used by veterinarians to better monitor liver health. This result is not associated with liver disease. ALT is one of several values veterinarians measure on routine blood work to evaluate the liver. It is a naturally occurring enzyme located in liver cells that helps break down protein. When the liver is damaged or inflamed, ALT is released into the bloodstream.

Breed-Relevant Genetic Conditions

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Von Willebrand Disease Type I, Type I vWD (VWF)

Identified in Standard Poodles and Small Poodles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Cocker Spaniels, Standard Poodles, and more

Familial Nephropathy (COL4A4 Exon 3, Cocker Spaniel Variant)

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Glycogen storage disease Type VII, Phosphofructokinase Deficiency, PFK Deficiency (PFKM, Whippet and English Springer Spaniel Variant)

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

GM2 Gangliosidosis (HEXB, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles and Small Poodles

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS (ATF2)

Identified in Standard Poodles and Small Poodles

Acral Mutilation Syndrome (GDNF-AS, Spaniel and Pointer Variant)

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Exercise-Induced Collapse, EIC (DNM1)

Identified in Cocker Spaniels

Osteochondrodysplasia (SLC13A1, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles and Small Poodles

Intervertebral Disc Disease (Type I) (FGF4 retrogene - CFA12)

Identified in Cocker Spaniels, Standard Poodles, and more

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