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Learn more about your dog’s traits, potential health conditions, and ancestry with a DNA test. You might even discover some long lost relatives.

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Embark Dog DNA Test Reviews: Is Your Dog’s Breed (Or Age) A Mystery? (With Our Personal Experience)

We were considering giving our dogs DNA tests but heard that they can be unreliable. You’ll be happy to know that’s not the case with Embark’s newest at-home dog genetic testing kits. Thanks to recent scientific advances, Embark now offers the most accurate at-home dog DNA test available on the market — for breed identification, genetic health risks, and age. They also sell oral and gut health tests as well as purebred tests. There’s something for every dog owner to learn. Read on to find out how much we were able to discover about our dogs!

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Basepaws Dog DNA Test Reviews: See My Personal Experience With This New Test

At-home dog DNA testing is becoming more and more popular. And why not? As pet parents, we want to know as much as possible about our furry family members. If you’re considering DNA testing your pup, your choices are growing quickly. One of the newest direct-to-consumer canine DNA tests comes from Basepaws, an industry-leading company in cat DNA testing and genetics research. Is this new test worth considering for your pup? Yes, but it may not be your best option on the market, depending on the results that you’re seeking. We give you all the information you need to know to help you decide in our Basepaws Dog DNA Test review.

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DNA Testing For Dogs: What You Can Learn, Cost, Accuracy, How They Work & More

We love our dogs regardless of the breed, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know who Fido’s mom and dad were (and what breed your pup is). With the advent of DNA testing for dogs, finding out your pup’s lineage and breed(s) is now a reality. World DNA Day takes place on April 25 and National DNA Day is an official proclamation in the United States since 2003. A dog DNA test is a fun way to celebrate the holiday while helping to understand your pet better.

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Best Dog DNA Tests 2024: Embark vs Wisdom Panel vs Ancestry vs DNA My Dog vs Orivet vs EasyDNA & More

Have you been dying to know what breeds make up your one-of-a-kind pup? Are you concerned about certain hereditary diseases your dog might develop one day? DNA dog tests are a fun and informative way to understand who your pooch is and help you develop a better health plan for their future. According to a survey by Wisdom Panel, the primary reason pet owners decide to do a dog DNA test is out of curiosity (56%), followed by a desire to determine and gain a deeper understanding of possible health outcomes.

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Wisdom Panel Review: My Dog’s Real DNA Test Results

When my husband and I adopted our dog Sally in 2017 we were extremely curious about her dog breed makeup. We suspected she was hound of some sort but were uncertain of what type or anything else beyond that. So, we decided to take a dog DNA test to learn more. We completed a Wisdom Panel test for her and in less than two weeks, we had the results. What we discovered in the results was completely surprising to us…

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Royal Canin Dog DNA Test Reviews: Is This Vet Test Better Than At-Home Tests?

If you want to know which breeds make up your one-of-a-kind pup and if she’s at risk for developing genetic health problems, you have several options. One test that many veterinarians offer is the Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis test. (Yes, this is the same premium pet food company, if you were wondering.) Are Royal Canin DNA test results accurate? And how does it compare to the best at-home dog DNA tests? We’ll answer these questions and more in our Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis review.

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MDR1 In Dogs: Symptoms, Genetic Testing & More

The study of dog genetics is revealing more about the health of our canine companions than ever before. Hidden in the genetic code of some dog breeds is a mutation that can increase their susceptibility to drug toxicity, which can lead to serious health consequences. Awareness of this defect is increasing, but some information and advice about it can be confusing or misinformed. Here, we explain the MDR1 (multi-drug resistance 1) gene, the breeds most affected, how to test for it, and what this genetic mutation could mean for your furry friend.

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