Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers are DNA tested for Hyperuricosuria.
Hyperuricosuria (HU) is a genetic condition that affects the metabolism of uric acid in dogs. It is caused by a mutation in the SLC2A9 gene, which regulates the reabsorption of uric acid in the kidneys. Dogs with HUU have a higher than normal concentration of uric acid in their urine, which can lead to the formation of bladder stones (uroliths) and other urinary tract issues.
It’s important to note that Hyperuricosuria is a genetic condition, which means it is inherited from a dog’s parents.
Testing can be done through a simple DNA test, and if both parents are clear of the mutation, it’s unlikely that their offspring will develop HUU.