Did you know that Fanconi Syndrome is a genetic disorder found in the Basenji breed of dogs? It is also a disease that has been seen in other breeds including those like the Bichon Frise. If you get your Bichon from a breeder make sure it is a reputable one to ensure no genetic deficiencies are present. If your Bichon shows signs of Fanconi Syndrome you can have him tested with a DNA test or an at home strip test that tests your dog’s glucose levels in the urine. It’s important to ensure the strip tests have not expired when using. You should also keep in mind that the test results are only suggested results and should be used as a guide and not a diagnosis. Always share results with your vet and ask for his advice on additional testing or future testing. Contact your veterinary clinic Scottsdale, AZ for more information.