Here are the perspectives of some people directly affected by this condition in their own Mastiffs and what they have to say or share with other Mastiff owners and breeders:
· Hooch by Deb Jones
· Leo by Lynda Piercy
· Duke by Amy Moore (Coming Soon)
· Cystinuria, a Breeder’s Perspective (Coming Soon)
· Knowledge Is Power by Sue Stebbins
· Other Stories of Mastiffs and other dogs with Cystinuria
Please Cystinuria test your Mastiffs and encourage other Mastiff owners and breeders to do the same in order to help rule out the possibility of a sudden blockage in one of your dogs and to assist in determining which dogs should be used in breeding programs and to increase the database at the University of Pennsylvania.
Together, we will beat this thing!
You can direct any general questions you might have about Cystinuria testing your dogs, coordinating Cystinuria Clinics or the research being done - to any of the Cystinuria subcommittee members rather than calling UPenn directly.
The time the researchers spend answering basic questions takes away from their research and slows progress for all of us.
If you are participating in the research and have submitted blood & urine samples along with pedigrees and other information to the researchers at UPenn, then please feel free to communicate directly with them regarding all “confidential” correspondence.