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According to the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America’s Website… “The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is basically a healthy dog who, given proper care and nourishment, will live a long and active life. All breeds, however, are susceptible to inherited disease and the Wheaten is no exception. Veterinary research has identified two possibly genetically transmitted conditions which seem to have a higher than normal incidence in Wheatens; protein-losing nephropathy (PLN) and protein-losing enteropathy (PLE). Addison’s Disease also occurs and renal dysplasia (RD) which has been a serious problem among Wheatens in other countries and there have been some cases of the disease in the United States.”

The SCWTCA Endowment, Inc. ( www.wheatenhealthendowment.org) list an article by Meryl Littman, VMD, DACVIM from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine on August 4, 2016 titled:

Recommendations Concerning Protein‐Losing Nephropathy (PLN) in Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

Please use the following link to read the complete article.

 PLN in SCWT Aug 2016 (1)

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