DNA Testing for your dog

by / Friday, 04 January 2013 / Published in News Archive, Small Animals

Is your dog a cross breed? Have you ever wondered about their family tree?

Well now you can find out with a MIXED BREED IDENTIFICATION DNA TEST.

Where can I get this test done?

It’s only for mixed breed dogs and it is exclusively carried out by your veterinarian.

What will my veterinarian do?

Your veterinarian will explain to you about the test, its accuracy and what is involved.  A very small amount of blood (0.5ml) will be taken from your dog and you will be asked to sign the paperwork that will be sent to the laboratory with the blood.

How long will it take?

The blood test is sent to Victoria, put into batches and then sent to the USA for testing. The results are returned to your veterinarian in 21 days in a report that includes:

  • Breed Detection showing the genetic family tree of the dog
  • Detailed descriptions of each breed detected, history and behavioural traits
  • Nutrition and wellness recommendations
  • Breed Ancestry Certificate

How accurate is it?

The test is based on years of extensive research, drawing from the expertise of leading scientists, veterinarians, universities and breed organisations throughout the world. Its development included the analysis of more than 19 million DNA markers from more than 10,000 dogs. As a result, the test is the most complete and comprehensive (over 200 breeds) on the market.

Vet Cross is happy to announce that we now have the DNA test kits available, call your closest clinic and make an appointment to have your dog DNA tested and finally find out their family tree.



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