21 Breed-Specific Canine Illnesses
2. Hereditary Glomerulopathy – Samoyed
We are, once again, talking about very healthy and sturdy dogs here; this time the Samoyed. There is no doubt that they are among the most resilient dogs in the world, but there is still a condition that affects only this particular breed – hereditary glomerulopathy.
This condition that can also affect people is genetic and it usually occurs in puppies between two and three months of age. It affects both male and female Samoyeds although it is more common in male puppies. It is a condition that affects the kidneys, effectively ruining them and causing their failure.
Unfortunately, the diagnosis is not a positive one, as it is possible only to slow down the disease and not cure it. Samoyeds that are affected by this disease will live up to be 15 months old at best and it is essential to test their progeny for this disease.