The Purina® Pro Plan® Breed Update newsletters cover the latest research advances in canine health and genetics for specific dog breeds, plus there is a general dog newsletter. Explore our archive of articles or use the filters to access specific information.
Breeding healthy dogs entails applying selective pressure to decrese the number of deleterious disese liability genes and improve the probability of healthy genes. There are many tools today available to help breeders make the best decisions to help
A fatal neurological disease affecting young Rottweiler dogs, juvenile-onset laryngeal paralysis and polyneuropathy (JLPP) is caused by an autosomal recessive mutation in the RAB3GAP1 gene. Affected dogs typically show signs of general weakness
Eye diseases in Poodles have long been a health concern. Despite efforts to encourage eye tests and advise breeders to selectively breed against eye diseases, one expert notes an ongoing steady increase in Poodle eye diseases.
Beagles are among the breeds considered predisposed to developing steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA), an immune-mediated neurological disorder. Although the condition is generally treated successfully, it is not readily recognized. A rece
When a 1 ½-year-old field-bred female Golden Retriever named “Lexi” (Turbo’s Timeless Treasure) was confirmed to have the rare recessive degenerative neurological disease, neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL), in the fall of 2018, it began a scurry..