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Can a dog have galactosemia and is it a recessive gene like

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Can a dog have galactosemia and is it a recessive gene like it is in humans? What are the symptoms if they have it? If it is passed on like humans not all the pups in the litter have a possibility of them all not being galactosemia.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm not aware of naturally occurring galactosemia in dogs and it doesn't appear on the canine inherited disorders database (please see here: We can, however, make a dog galactosemic by feeding galactose to them. These dogs, then, become models for study of galactosemia in humans. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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