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Hyperuricosuria (HUU)

Hyperuricosuria is elevated levels of uric acid in the urine that predisposes dogs to form stones in their bladders or sometimes kidneys. While not common in the breed, thankfully we do have a DNA test to screen for it. It is a simple autosomal recessive, meaning that if a dog is affected that both sire and dam are either carriers to affected.


DNA TESTING

HUU – UC Davis (Listed for Pyrenean Shepherds)


Genetic Test for Canine Hyperuricosuria (AKC CHF) – Hyperuricosuria means elevated levels of uric acid in the urine. This trait predisposes dogs to form stones in their bladders or sometimes kidneys. These stones often must be removed surgically and can be difficult to treat. Hyperuricosuria is inherited as a simple autosomal recessive trait.