[New Product] Viaguard DNAffirm Canine DNA Testing Kit
Advancements in genetic testing and genealogy have given us all a chance to discover our true lineage and heredity. While it may be interesting and useful for humans, it’s even important to know your dog’s genetic makeup. This is because different breeds have different needs. The Viaguard DNAffirm Canine DNA Testing Kit is a non-invasive, easy way to discover your dog’s true breed so you can give your pet the best care possible.
Are you sure of your dog’s breed?
Not many of us know for sure what kind of dog we have. After all, it’s estimated that 53% of the dogs in the United States are mixed breeds. Some pet parents have enough backstory on their pets to know who their parents were, while others just guess according to physical and behavioral traits.
Knowing your dog’s true genetic makeup can be useful for many reasons. Most importantly, this information can help you give your pet the best care possible. This is because different dog breeds have different temperaments, nutritional requirements, and may be prone to certain health problems. Of course, knowing the genetic makeup of your dog is also necessary for breeding and show purposes. DNA testing has been successfully used in legal cases to exempt dogs from discriminatory breed restrictions and legislation, as well.
Dog breed medication sensitivities
Likewise, it is important to know your dog’s breed when considering the administration of certain medications. For example, dogs of the herding breeds (sheepdogs, corgis, collies, German shepherds, etc.) often have a genetic mutation (MDR1) that makes them more sensitive to medications like:
- Acepromazine – a tranquilizer
- Butorphanol, a.k.a. Torbugesic or Torbutrol – a pain reliever and cough suppressant
- Chemotherapy drugs doxorubicin, vinblastine, and vincristine
- Emodepside – an anthelmintic (anti-parasitic) medication
- Erythromycin – an antibiotic
- Ivermectin – a heartworm medication
- Loperamide, a.k.a. Imodium – an anti-diarrheal medication
- Milbemycin – a broad-spectrum antiparasitic
- Moxidectin – a heartworm preventative
- Selamectin – a topical parasiticide and anthelminthic
Viaguard DNAffirm Canine DNA Testing Kit helps you get to know your dog better
Get to know the true breed and health care needs of your dog with the Viaguard DNAffirm Canine DNA Testing Kit. The kit comes with everything you need to quickly, easily and painlessly obtain genetic material from your dog for genetic testing.
Collecting a DNA sample is safe, non-invasive, and can be done right in your own home. Simply insert the included swab between your pet’s cheek and gum, place it into the mailing container and send the self-addressed envelope back to the lab. You’ll receive a custom photo certificate with the fascinating details of your dog’s DNA test results in just a couple of weeks.
Viaguard DNAffirm Canine DNA Testing Kit gives you essential insights into your dog’s dominant breed(s), helping you to better understand his or her personality, potential health concerns, and the keys to a longer, healthier life.
The information you’ll receive about your pet can help you customize breed-appropriate nutrition, exercise and health care plans for a healthier, happier dog.
Your dog’s Viaguard DNAffirm Canine DNA Testing Kit results will include:
- Your dog’s Canine Breed Composition DNA Analysis Certificate
- Key breeds detected
- Key breed characteristics, health and behavior
- MDR1 and EIC screening
Knowing your pet on a genetic level will help you give the best loving care possible. Get a glimpse into everything that makes your dog unique with the Viaguard DNAffirm Canine DNA Testing Kit.