Dogs and cats are wonderful! They cheer us up when we’re down, are loyal friends and integral parts of the family. To see a beloved pet suffer from serious illness is heartbreaking, for their owners and treating veterinarians alike. Helping these animal becomes their top priority.
However, the most common serious diseases in dogs are genetic in nature, making long-term treatment options often difficult if not impossible. What’s more, even if an affected dog doesn’t show any symptoms, he or she can still pass the condition on to his or her offspring.
The researchers and veterinarians at the Companion Animal Genetics Expertise Centre are developing new methods to fight genetic diseases in dogs and other companion animals. Because healthy breeding is the foundation for a healthy life!