Why Your Embark Dog Needs DNA Test
There are a number of reasons to DNA-test your dog. The most common reason is that you’ve adopted an animal of mysterious ancestry. In order to train the dog, it is important to know what breed/breeds he may be. In order to know what kinds of exercise activities work best for certain individuals, a canine DNA test can prove informative. You may wish to know what the size of the pup you adopted may be upon adulthood, as well, and plan for that.
For the pet owner, mail-in genetic kits can cost from $60-90. If a veterinary office does a blood test to determine [...]
DNA Diagnostic Center
The DNA Diagnostic Center (DDC) is one of the largest DNA testings centers in the world. They have been performing DNA testing since 1995. DDC Veterinary is their animal testing division, and it offers a comprehensive list of canine, equine, feline, and avian DNA testing. DDC Veterinary tests are recognized by multiple animal organizations including Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.
DDC Veterinary offers two equine tests to detect parentage and to create a genetic profile for identification. Both of these tests are 38 dollars. These tests are used mainly for the [...]
Optigen: Animal Genetics Testing
Optigen is a company that provides DNA testing to diagnose inherited diseases in dogs. They promise the highest quality testing and diagnostic services available on the market. Top researchers in the field came together to discover the procedures to test for the diseases. Though, procedures are only half of the battle. With the help of many breeders, field tests have shown accurate genetic results. The knowledge from the research they have done is insurmountable. They have become leaders in evaluating the technical standards in genetic diseases. [...]
With so many pet owners choosing to adopt rescue dogs from shelters or non-profit organizations, many dogs go to new homes with no detailed information about their breed or heritage. Based on size, color, and physical attributes, a guess can be made about each dog’s heritage, but many pet owners wish to know more about the genetic background of their dogs.
Advances in DNA testing means that genetic tests are now available for dogs. A blood or saliva test is collected, and the sample is sent to a laboratory for DNA testing. Although some dogs may have a background that is wildly varied, other dogs may [...]