- At-Home Test Screening for Over 150 Dog Diseases and Traits
- Results Are Displayed in Your Online Account in 7-10 Days
- 30 Second Swab of Your Dog’s Cheek for Lab Accurate DNA Genetic Health
- Kit Includes 2 Sterile Swabs, Instructions, and Prepaid USPS Label/Mailer
- Easy to Use - No Vet Required With a Simple Buccal Collection in Your Home
The Canine Health Check Genetic DNA Disease and Trait Test Kit for Dogs screens your dog's saliva on a genetic level to look for the traits that could tell you what diseases your dog might develop.
Mutations in your dog's DNA can be telltale signs that it will develop certain ailments in its lifetime and this test can detect those mutations.
All you need to do is take a sample of your dog's saliva with the enclosed sterile swabs and send them in the enclosed pre-addressed, pre-stamped envelope to our certified laboratory for testing. Collecting the sample takes only 30 seconds and does not require the presence of a veterinarian. You can perform the collection on your own.
At the laboratory, geneticists who are certified by the American Board of Medical Geneticists analyze your dog's saliva for signs that it may develop a certain disease at some point in its life. This allows you to take a proactive approach to your dog's health. Knowing that your dog is more susceptible to certain ailments lets you keep a keen eye out for symptoms of the identified diseases to help protect your pet from them.
This Dog DNA test can identify over 150 different diseases and ailments your dog might be in danger of developing based on its DNA. Using technology that used to only be available to purebred dog breeders, our laboratory of expertly trained geneticists, veterinarians and technicians meticulously test your dog's saliva for possible mutations in its DNA that would make it vulnerable to particular threats.
Each identified mutation is tested for twice to ensure accurate results and those results are verified by both a PhD geneticist and a veterinarian. Almost all of our test results are accepted by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.
Once you have shipped your dog's sample to the laboratory, you will receive results in seven to 10 days after the laboratory receives it. Results are delivered in a secure online environment. You can choose to share them with your veterinarian to give them more insight into your pet's health or you can choose to keep them confidential.
Use the Canine Health Check to assess your dog's genetic health or use it to ensure that the purebred puppy you bought comes from a responsible breeder.
Rather than taking your dog to a veterinarian for multiple different tests, the Canine Health Check can test for a wide variety of diseases (some of which are recessive and do not display any symptoms).
You have the capability of printing, emailing or sharing the results with your veterinarian to discuss further or on social media to get feedback with other like-minded owners or breeders. This test is customized, allowing dog owners the ability to categorize results depending on their breed, symptoms, organ system, and more.
Completely customizable, this test allows you to categorize the results based on your dog's breed, its symptoms, according to the organ system and in other ways.
Producing knowledgeable decisions about your canine's health is key to a joyful life for them now and in the future. This test allows dog owners the capability of taking preventative measures for their canines as a precaution for these traits and also allows puppy buyers the comfort in knowing they are buying from a responsible breeder.
- Other Sample Collection Methods Include:
- Umbilical Cords
- Dried Blood Spots (Collected by a Trained Professional Only)
- Whole Blood (Collected by a Trained Professional Only)
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