Now is the perfect time to finally take the guesswork out of your mixed breed! New advances in the technology of canine DNA testing now allow you to be able to test in the comfort of your own home. Believe it or not, you simply swab your dog’s cheek! Quick. Painless. You no longer need to go to your vet and have the stressful procedure of having bloodwork performed, and the cost will save you almost half of what your vet may charge. I know because we charge about $300 for the test, bloodwork, and shipping/handling.
It still takes an average amount of time to receive the results as most other tests (about 4-6 weeks), but it is time and money well spent to be able to better understand your four-legged family member.
Being a dog owner, you probably are already aware that certain dog breeds have specific medical conditions that they are prone to inheriting. It can help you and your veterinarian better understand the needs of your pet, and possibly the care they’ll need in the future. That is why it is important to find out what dog’s make-up consists of.
The cost of DNA testing runs about $119.95 for each dog, but the price includes shipping/handling, laboratory processing, and a Certificate of Breed Analysis. Once you order you’ll receive your kit in the mail (about 3-7 days later), then simply follow the instructions on how to swab the inside of your dog’s cheek, and then send out and anxiously await your results!
Check out this video below for some more information about using the Canine Heritage XL DNA Test and decide if a Dog-DNA breed test is right for you!