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“Chopper is a curious lil guy.. and turns his head sideways when he speaks to you :)”

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Genetic Stats

Predicted Adult Weight

49 lbs

Genetic Age
45 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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Health Summary

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Chopper has one variant that you should let your vet know about.

ALT Activity

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Chopper inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

Chopper has one copy of a variant associated with reduced ALT activity as measured on veterinary blood chemistry panels. Please inform your veterinarian that Chopper has this genotype, as ALT is often used as an indicator of liver health and Chopper is likely to have a lower than average resting ALT activity. As such, an increase in Chopper’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

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 1, GR-PRA1 (SLC4A3)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Golden Retriever Progressive Retinal Atrophy 2, GR-PRA2 (TTC8)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis 5, NCL 5 (CLN5 Exon 4 Deletion, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

GM2 Gangliosidosis (HEXB, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM (SOD1A)

Identified in Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS (ATF2)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Muscular Dystrophy (DMD, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (COL7A1, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Ichthyosis, ICH1 (PNPLA1, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (COL1A1, Golden Retriever Variant)

Identified in Golden Retrievers

Osteochondrodysplasia (SLC13A1, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles

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

Identified in Standard Poodles

Additional Genetic Conditions

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