This post is Sponsored by Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 3.0.
I bet you're wondering why you would want a DNA test for your dog. I know when I first heard about it I sure wondered that myself. But after reading up on the Wisdom Panel DNA test I've learned alot and realize this is something that would be very helpful to us when finding the perfect dog for our family. We've owned two mixed breed dogs and had trouble with both of them, knowing their DNA may have helped us find exactly what we were looking for in a dog. Instead we ended up having to return them to the shelter because they were a danger to our farm animals. With DNA testing you can find out many useful bits of information about your dog.
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.
*MDR1 or Multi-Drug Resistance 1 is 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. The P-glycoprotein molecule is a drug transport pump that plays an important role in limiting drug absorption and distribution (particularly to the brain) and enhancing the excretion/elimination of many drugs used in dogs. Dogs with the MDR1-mutation may have severe adverse reactions to some common drugs, so it is important to test mixed-breed (and purebreds with the high-propensity breeds) dogs and for owners to share results with their veterinarian so they can provide the dog with for the best possible care. For more information on breeds and drugs affected by the MDR1 mutation, visit ww.wisdompanel.com/MDR1_Disease_Screening.
With this information in hand you will be able to better prepare for a new dog, or care for a current family dog. I had no idea dogs could have a drug sensitivity, it's something everyone should definitely know about their family pet. You never know when your pet may become ill and need veterinary attention. With this test you'll be prepared to give your vet all the information they need to best take care of your beloved pooch.
Wisdom Panel® 3.0 Canine DNA Test Kit includes:
• DNA cheek swabs – all for use on one dog
• Drying insert for swabs
• Pre-paid return shipping box
Visit www.WisdomPanel.com for more information and to purchase a kit.
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Wisdom Panel will be at the following events to share more information about Wisdom Panel® 3.0 and educate on the benefits of Canine DNA testing:
December 5 at the Holiday Pet Festival in Scottsdale, AZ – swabbing (swab onsite at event for a discounted price of $39.99. Or take home a kit, for the discounted price of $49.99 (MSRP $84.99).)