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“White Parti Factor Poodle”

Current Location
Marysville, California, USA

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Genetic Stats


Predicted Adult Weight
Genetic Age
41 human years Learn More
Based on the date of birth provided

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Health Summary

Crackers inherited one variant that you should learn more about.

And one variant that you should tell your vet about.

Degenerative Myelopathy, DM

Crackers inherited one copy of the variant we tested

What does this result mean?

This result should not impact Crackers’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

Crackers inherited one copy of the variant we tested

Why is this important to your vet?

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

Von Willebrand Disease Type I (VWF)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, prcd (PRCD Exon 1)

Identified in Standard Poodles

GM2 Gangliosidosis (HEXB, Poodle Variant)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures, NEWS (ATF2)

Identified in Standard Poodles

Osteochondrodysplasia (SLC13A1)

Identified in Standard Poodles

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

Identified in Standard Poodles

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