Inherited Disease Testing

DDC Veterinary is offering fast, affordable DNA Testing for the following inherited diseases. Its R&D scientists partner with leading scientists in the industry to develop, validate, and offer more testing options important to breeders and pet owners.


Uric Acid DNA Test (Hyperuricosuria)

Hyperuricosuria, or elevated uric acid level in the urine, is inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder and is characterized by the formation of bladder stones and occasional kidney stones.


Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) in Canine Breeds

DM is a degenerative disease of the spinal cord, characterized by muscle weakness in the hind limbs eventually leading to paraplegia.


Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC)

Dogs clinically affected by Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) will often begin to exhibit leg weakness followed by a complete collapse after just 5 to 15 minutes of strenuous activity.


Centronuclear Myopathy in Labrador Retrievers

CNM is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder and is characterized by weight loss, awkward weight gain and exercise intolerance.


Cystinuria in Newfoundlands and Labradors

A metabolic disorder that can cause stones in the urinary tract.


Phosphofructokinase Deficiency (PFK) in English Springer Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels & Whippets

A metabolic disorder that prevents glucose from being converted into available energy, leading to muscle disease and sometimes anemia in affected animals.


Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK) in West Highland Terriers & Basenjis

A defect in red blood cells that leads to anemia and liver failure.


von Willebrand’s Disease

vWD is the most common inherited bleeding disorder in canines. There are three classifications of vWD: Types I, II and III that are based on the concentration and nature of plasma von Willebrand Factor.