Disease List
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Disease Name Disease Description Associated Genes #G2P Pair References
Aberrant cilia This is a canine eye issue that sometimes affects the Maltese breed. Eyelashes will grow abnormally. This can happen in one eye or both eyes simultaneously.In some cases, these extra lashes will be so soft and thin, that a dog will not be bothered by them.
Abnormal copper metabolism (usually Bedlington terriers or Doberman pinschers) an inability to utilize and store copper properly, resulting in liver disease and other problems.
Abnormal dentition Abnormal dentition in dogs is described as a disturbance in the size, shape, amount, eruption, and placement of teeth.
Achondroplasia Abnormal development of cartilage leading to dwarfism (seen aberrantly in most breeds, but that's what makes a Basset hound and other achondroplastic breeds long and low). 10
Acute moist dermatitis Known as "hot spots," a localized area of a severely itchy, inflamed and oozing dermatitis exacerbated by the animal's intense licking and chewing at the spot.
Allergies Same as in humans. Dogs can be allergic to things they come in contact with, eat or inhale.
Amyloidosis A condition where abnormal deposits of proteinaceous material called amyloid are laid down in tissues and impair their function. Common in Akitas and Chinese shar peis. 21
Anasarca Anasarca is generalized edema, this includes lymphedema and is often associated with nephrotic syndrome, hypoproteinemia or liver failure resulting from infectious canine hepatitis.
Anemia with chondrodysplasia A condition of Alaskan malamutes where there is malformation and maldevelopment of cartilage and red blood cells. Also called stomatocytosis because of the mouth-like shape of red blood cells. 10
Anesthetic idiosyncracy A condition where an individual has an abnormal response to commonly used anesthetics sometimes leading to death. Idiosyncratic means there is no good explanation or way to predict this.