Renal Dysplasia (RD)
Renal Dysplasia (RD) is the abnormal development of the kidney (also known as Juvenile Renal Disease). This malformation can result in early renal failure.
- Average age of onset is under 1 year although it may not be detected until years later.
- Puppies are often characterized as “poor doers; they are not good eaters, are depressed, do not thrive. Frequent drinking and urination can be seen.
- Treatment for chronic renal failure may help prolong quality of life.
- Learn more about Kidney Failure.