Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Progressive Retinal Atrophy in dogs is commonly known by the abbreviation PRA.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy is an inherited disease that has occurs in most breeds of dogs and also occurs in mixed breeds. It is ‘ recessive’ meaning that the affected dog must have inherited the defective gene from both parents.
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is an eye disease in which the retina degenerates and the affected animal suffers impaired vision –– and often blindness. There are two forms of the disease: generalized progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA) and central progressive retinal atrophy (CPRA); the latter is the less common form. PRA is hereditary, and many breeds of dogs are affected.
Both parents need to carry the affected Gene for the offspring to inherite this disorder.
Basil’s test results show he is NORMAL/CLEAR
You can therefore be reassured that your Cockapoo puppy will Not be affected with
Progressive Retinal Atrophy(PRA)
VonWillebrands Disease (blood clotting disorder)
Von Willebrand Disease, also called VWD, is the most common inherited blood clotting disorder in dogs. It’s the result of an insufficient amount of Von Willebrand Factor (VWF), which is a plasma protein that helps blood to clot. VWD can result in excessive, serious bleeding from even a minor skin wound.
Basil’s Test Results shows he is NORMAL and HEALTHY
You can therefore be reassured that your Cockapoo Puppy will Not be affected with
VonWillebrand Disease Type 1 (VWD1)
Canine degenerative myelopathy (DM)
Hereditary Nephropathy (COL4A4)
Familial nephropathy (English springer spaniel type) is an inherited disorder of the kidneys affecting dogs. Normally protein is not present in the urine, but in affected dogs there is a defect that allows protein from the blood to be filtered by the kidneys and lost in the urine. Abnormal amounts of protein can be detected in the urine usually between 4-6 months of age. Symptoms of chronic kidney disease begin a few months after excessive protein is noted in the urine. Symptoms of chronic kidney disease include excessive thirst and urination, vomiting, inappetence, weight loss, weakness and fatigue. If drinking excessively, some dogs may also inappropriately urinate in the house or in a crate. Affected dogs typically die of chronic kidney failure by one to two years of age.