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Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine DNA Testing

Happy 1st Birthday Duke!

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We know that Duke is a german shepherd because we bought him from his mom. We think he is also a siberian husky because his mom found a neighbor dog to play with. Plus, he has many traits of the husky including the blue eyes. The vet told us if we wanted to be sure we could run a DNA test. Not only would we find out his mix for sure, but many other benefits would be included.

Benefits of DNA testing your dog include:

    • MDR1 mutation testing for drug sensitivity.
    • The ability to develop a training program that works with their natural instincts (breeds) and a better understanding their behavior characteristics.
    • Developing a nutrition plan for breed-specific needs and/or achieving/maintaining healthy weight.
    • Assists in determining what the adult size of your dog might be.
    • Understanding the breeds within your dog, in order to lookout for any breed-specific health concerns or common issues.

Before this post I never really thought about DNA testing for health reasons, but it totally makes sense!

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Mars Veterinary, the industry leader in canine genetic testing, is launching their next evolution of the canine DNA test—Wisdom Panel® 3.0— and is not only expanding the breed screening coverage, but the medical applications as well with the new MDR1 Genetic Mutation screening.

Have you heard MDR1? It’s a genetic mutation found in some herding and sighthound breeds, as well as many mixed-breed dogs. The MDR1 gene is responsible for production of a protein called P-glycoprotein and the dogs that carry it may have severe adverse reactions to some common drugs. It would be nice to know if your dog was a carrier.

What is great is that Wisdom Panel® 3.0 can be done right from home! You send for a kit for a discounted price of $49.99 and rub two swabs between the gum and cheek for 15 seconds. This collects the skin cells needed for the DNA extraction. Mail it in and approximately 2-3 weeks later you should have your results!

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If you are in the Scottsale, AZ area on December 5th, you can get your Wisdoem Panel 3.0 done at the Holiday Pet Festival.

DNA Testing is a smart move to keep your dog healthy. We want them to live a long time!

Check out Wisdom Panel® 3.0 Canine DNA testing and grab your kit today.

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Have you thought about finding out your pet’s DNA?

This post is sponsored by Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 3.0. All opinions my own.

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