Health Tested Parents for Healthier Puppies

Health Tested Parents for Healthier Puppies

Health tested parents and genetic health testing are a priority for Blessed Day Doodles. Genetic diseases are prevalent in every breed. X-rays and veterinary exams are the only way to determine a dogs structure health. DNA testing gives us information on genetic diseases.

Hip Dysplasia

A board certified veterinary radiologist grades our sires and dams hip x-rays. They are graded on the scale developed by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: Excellent, Good, Fair, Borderline, Mild, Moderate and Severe. Excellent, Good and Fair are breeding quality scores. Our breeding program only includes dogs with scores of Excellent, Good and Fair, indicating the hips are Normal and breeding quality.

Elbow Dysplasia

A board certified veterinary radiologist x-rays our sires and dams elbows. Grades of Normal or Dysplastic are assigned by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. Our breeding program only includes dogs with a grade of Normal, indication no dysplasia is present.

Cardiac Disease

Auscultation or echocardiogram clear our sires and dams of cardiac diseases. Our breeding program only includes dogs with a grade of Normal, indicating no abnormalities are present.

Patellar Luxation

Our sires and dams are clear of patellar luxation via veterinary manipulation. Our breeding program only includes dogs with a grade of Normal, indicating no luxation is present.

Canine Eye Disease

A board certified canine ophthalmologist examines our sires and dam’s eyes. Dilation and eye exam are necessary to rule out heritable eye diseases such as cataracts. Our breeding program only includes dogs with passing eye exams based on the Companion Animal Eye Registry requirements.

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