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Other Systems

This is an other system condition.

Neonatal Interstitial Lung Disease

What is Neonatal Interstitial Lung Disease?

This fatal lung disease of young puppies arises from a defect in surfactant, which is essential for lung function.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

This disease causes fatal respiratory distress in the first days to weeks of life.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs develop within the first few weeks of life.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing can diagnose this condition.

How is this condition treated?

There is no treatment for this disorder.

What actions should I take if my dog is affected?

  • This disease is rapidly fatal in affected puppies.