Introducing "Genetic Health Analysis"
These are very exciting times in medicine, both human and veterinary. Would it not be wonderful if, by analyzing a small blood sample, your veterinarian would be able to have your individual dogs genetic makeup revealed? Such testing would allow him/her to provide you not only with specific breed identification, but more importantly your dog's physical traits, behavioral traits, individualized nutritional needs, and also the dog's predisposition to certain health conditions that may arise later in life.
Aurora Pet Hospital has partnered with Royal Canin to offer our clients "Genetic Health Analysis". By performing this test on your dog, we will be able to provide you with a custom health and wellness plan based upon its unique genetic makeup. We will be able to identify your dogs exact breed mix, out to 3 generations, and even beyond! It allows us to predict a puppies adult weight range, upon which we can make more precise nutritional recommendations. More importantly, genetic markers can be identified, which can signal a predisposition for certain health conditions as your dog ages. This will allow us to make precise future medical recommendations for your pet.
This test results in the generation of two reports.
The one for the pet owner reveals the specific genealogy (breed makeup) of their dog. It also provides the characteristics of the breed(s) detected, such as physical and behavioral traits. Lastly, it will allow us to provide you with precise nutritional recommendations based on your dog's genetics.
The second report is sent to your veterinarian 5 days before you receive yours. This Genetic Health Analysis, provides the results of specific genetic mutation tests performed on your dogs DNA. If any of these markers are found, your veterinarian will contact you to discuss more information regarding any potential health condition and any health screenings that may be recommended now or in the future. Please keep in mind that this test is not designed to detect specific diseases, but to alert you and your veterinarian of a genetic predisposition your dog may have to certain diseases and health issues. The main goal of the Genetic Health Analysis is to help your veterinarian create a custom health and wellness plan for your dog.