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.

Updated 07/11/2020