The best way to make sure that your dog lives as long and as healthy life as possible is by getting known your dog properly. You will need to understand what kind of breed your dog to understand their health problem or breed specific genetic issues. You will also capable to figure out ancestry and parentage of your dog. Therefore, testing your dog’s dna can help, you will be able to improve the health of your dog and how to take care of your dog properly. Today, I will provide you with a step by step guide on how to test Dog DNA and analyze Parentage or breed.
The first step is by get a DNA test. You can order DNA test from laboratory, however I recommend you to consult to your veterinarian about reputable and trusted laboratory to obtain the test you want. Each of laboratory have difference cost and customer service, therefore make sure that you get the best. Since DNA Tests can vary in cost and the types, make sure that you consider whether or not it is worth spending. Then, choose type of test, there are DNA Parentage test, DNA Breeding and even DNA test to determine whether your dog is a descendant of wolf or coyote. You may also microchipping your dog to identifying your dog in the event of loss.
The next step is collecting the sample of DNA. You can do this yourself using DNA test kit. All you need to do is using swab to take DNA test from your dog’s cheek. Simply rub the swab inside of your dog’s cheek and underneath their tongue for sixty second, and put them in the collecten tube. You can ask your veterinarian to help you with collecting sample of your dog’s DNA. Then you can send the sample of your dog’s DNA to the laboratory and wait for the processing time for your sample.
The next step is intepreting the results of the DNA sample. Make sure to check the details of the summary including with relation to DNA Markers, Matches, Inclusion or exclusion of possible parents and breed. Review the ancestry analysis and information on types of breeds and fitness levels. Then, make sure to consult with the veterinary and the laboratory about the result. They will provide you with the insight about the results of the DNA test. Make sure to ask everything about your dog, such as any breed genetic issue you should know and remember to help your dog.
Using the information you get from DNA test will allow you to watch for possible health problems as well as give you the personality traits of each dog so you can match your dog’s temperament. Generally, DNA test will give you the results within 2 to 3 weeks from the date you send it in. This way, you can ensure that your dog will be taken care of properly, and also ensure that they will have a great health as long as possible. So what are you waiting for!