Familial hyperlipidemia is a genetic disease of a number of dog breeds.
Hyperlipidemia is defined as an elevation in serum triglycerides and/or cholesterol.
It has been reported in:
Affected dogs often show elevated levels of circulating insulin (> 12.5 mU/L), correlating with insulin resistance.
Management of this condition would require use of low fat diets and statins to attempt to reduce circulatory lipidemia.
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