Learn Your Dog DNA is a sponsored post on behalf of Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 3.0. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Toby is a member of our family just like any of the rest of us. He’s a best friend and constant companion. His health and well-being are important to us and we don’t know a lot about his background since we got him from a rescue shelter. But I recently found out that there’s a way (with amazing 90% accuracy) to find out more about dog DNA with DNA testing for your dog!
Learn Your Dog DNA with Wisdom Panel 3.0 Testing
Wisdom Panel® 3.0
Mars Veterinary, the industry leader in canine genetic testing, is launching their next evolution of the canine DNA test with the Wisdom Panel® 3.0. It’s not only expanding the breed screening coverage, but the medical applications as well with the new MDR1 Genetic Mutation Screening. Dogs with MDR1 mutation may have severe adverse reactions to some common drugs so this could be invaluable information.
Benefits of DNA Testing
Toby can be a little wild and crazy, so it would be of great help to better understand his natural instincts and behavior characteristics based on his breed(s). As he gets older, I would love to know how to best feed him so he can maintain a healthy weight. Knowing what to expect with respect to breed-specific (the test covers over 250 breeds) health concerns or common issues is wonderful information to have available.
How To Give the Test
It is so simple to administer the test to your dog. You can purchase your DNA kit online through the Wisdom Panel website. You just swab their cheek and send the swabs into the laboratory. Within 2-3 weeks you’ll have your results! And if you’d rather not do the swabbing yourself, Wisdom Panel will be visiting the following cities soon:
- Amazing Pet Expo – Austin, TX – August 1-2
- Mars Pet Adoption Fair – Franklin, TN – date to be determined in October
- Amazing Pet Expo Holiday – Los Angeles, CA – date to be determined in December
And you discounted swabbing at the events for only $39.99! If you attend an event you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase a take home kit for the discounted price of $49.99 (regular MSRP of $84.99).
Now you can know who your furry friend’s great-grandparents were!
Please note: You should ALWAYS consult your veterinarian for all medical options. Be sure to share your DNA results with your vet.