Daisy, age 6. We would love to get a dog DNA test for her!
Do you know your dog’s DNA? Knowing specific breed information can be a huge help when it comes to the proper nutrition, training and overall healthcare of your pet. Plus, understanding the breeds that make up your furry family member enables targeted care and in some cases provides lifesaving information!
Knowing your dog’s genetics can let you know what health issues to lookout for. It can even help you develop an appropriate diet and exercise plan for your dog so he or she can live their happiest and healthiest life.
This is the adoption photo we got from when we rescued our puppy. She is on the very left. The other pups are her siblings. There is no telling what breed these dogs are! They all look so different!
Mars Veterinary, the industry leader in canine genetic testing, just released their next evolution of the canine DNA test—Wisdom Panel® 3.0— which not only expands the breed screening coverage, but the medical applications as well with the new MDR1 Genetic Mutation screening.
Why is the MDR1 screening important? Dogs with the MDR1-mutation may have severe adverse reactions to some common drugs, so it is important to test mixed-breed (and purebreds with the high-propensity breeds) dogs and for owners to share results with their veterinarian so they can provide the dog with the best possible care. For more information on breeds and drugs affected by the MDR1 mutation, visit Wisdom Panel’s MDRI screening page.
The canine DNA test is so simple to use it can even be performed at home. Swab your dog’s gum line for 15 seconds then send your test in to the lab for quick results. You’ll get the results a few weeks later. To make things even easier for you, the cost of shipping in your swab is included in the price of the kit. Kits can be purchased 24/7 at Wisdom Panel’s site.
When you send in your swab, your dog’s DNA information is checked against a growing database of DNA information (over 10,000 samples). The Wisdom Panel test now covers over 250 breeds (including mixes), in addition to some medical screenings.
For testimonials and inspirational stories on how Wisdom Panel has helped dogs just like yours, watch the following video about Rocco who was previously tested:
Wisdom Panel will be visiting several cities throughout 2015 including:
o GoPRO Mountain Games – Vail, CO
o Amazing Pet Expo – Austin, TX
o Mars Pet Adoption Fair – Franklin, TN
o Amazing Pet Expo Holiday – Los Angeles, CA
To learn more about Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel & events, check out their site and follow their updates on social media.