Have you wondered what breeds are in your dog’s mix? Gigi’s DNA test results showed that she is a Chihuahua/Miniature Poodle mix with a portion of her ancestry mixed beyond three generations. Current veterinary DNA testing provides breed information but also reveals more than your dog’s mix.
Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis (GHA) tests for more than 90 specific disease causing mutations in your pet’s genes. Some mutations can cause diseases such as
Degenerative Myelopathy, Exercise Induced Collapse and Dilated Cardiomyopathy among others. GHA also screens for MDR1 mutation, or Multi-Drug Resistance-1, found in many of the herding breeds, some sighthound breeds and some mixed-breed dogs. Dogs with MDR1 mutation may have severe adverse reactions to some medicines. Testing can also provide additional information about your pet’s nutritional needs, behavior, and predicted weight range. For more information about GHA through our hospital, including test pricing, contact us today.