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Only $99 with results in 2-3 weeks
Take better care of your pet’s health with the DNA My Dog Canine Genetic Age Test, which uncovers vital information about your dog’s biological age and breed composition.
The test determines your canine’s biological age by measuring the length of its telomeres. Using a database of more than 102 dog breeds, it identifies the animal’s breed composition.
Full test including genetic age + breed is priced at only $139.
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The Science Behind the Test
A dog’s biological age is different from its actual age. While a dog’s actual age is usually straightforward, biological age provides insight into the canine’s predicted lifespan and health.
The DNA My Dog Canine Genetic Age Test determines the tested dog’s biological age by measuring its telomeres. These telomeres, which are caps at the end of the chromosomes, shorten with age. The length of a dog’s telomeres is then matched with thousands of similar dogs to establish its true genetic age.
To identify the dog’s breed composition, the test analyses the animal’s genetic makeup using a database of more than 102 dog breeds. This uncovers the breeds present in its unique canine heritage.
By uncovering vital information about your dog’s biological age and breed composition, this test is an essential tool for pet owners and breeders.
Discovering Your Dog’s Biological Age and Breed
These are the benefits of knowing your dog’s cellular age and breed composition:
- You can have a good idea of the dog’s actual biological age if it was previously unknown.
- You can implement lifestyle or dietary changes to take control of the ageing process.
- You can more easily identify potential symptoms of diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
- You can gain a good understanding of the breeds that compose your dog’s genetic heritage.
- You can make better sense of your dog’s personality traits and unique behaviours.
- You can create exercise routines that are suited to these traits and behaviours.
- You can prepare for the health issues that your dog might be predisposed to getting.
Note: The Canine Genetic Age Test is strictly informational and currently Patent Pending. It does not diagnose medical issues and does not offer medical advice.
Sample Collection and Test Results
Your dog’s DNA sample will be collected through mouth swabs that are provided in the sample collection kit. The process of sample collection is quick and painless. The sample will be collected by gently rubbing the swab inside your pet’s mouth, against the inner cheek. It should not take more than a minute.
The results of the DNA My Dog Canine Genetic Age Test will be available within 2-3 weeks from the time the laboratory receives the samples. They will be sent via email.
Note: For more accurate results, do not forget to provide the weight of your canine. If the tested dog is a puppy (younger than 2.5 years old), our scientists will place it in the anticipated group based on their breed and likely weight.
Make sure to select the correct option when ordering the test.
Other Dog Test Options Available – Special Offers
If you are only interested in discovering your dog’s genetic age, you have the option of ordering testing for genetic age without breed identification for just $99. In this case, you will be requested to provide the canine’s suspected or known breed/s.
If you don’t have access to the dog’s exact breeds, you can still provide its suspected breeds. This will allow our scientists to use the information (based on weight) to produce a more accurate result.
On the other hand, if you are only interested in discovering your pet’s breed composition, we suggest you order the Dog Breed DNA Test.
Premium Dog Testing Package – Save Money!
If you are interested in finding even more about your dog, we recommend that you consider our Premium Dog Testing Package at a discounted price of $259. This includes both the Canine Genetic Age Test (including Breed Testing) and our Dog Allergy Test. It is a very informative and comprehensive testing package at a great price!
Other Dog DNA Tests from AffinityDNA
We also offer a range of inherited disease screening tests including:
- Degenerative Myelopathy Test (DM)
- Exercise Induced Collapse Testing (EIC)
- Hyperuricosuria DNA Test for Uric Acid
- Multidrug Resistance 1 MDR1 Test
- PRCD-pra Testing
- von Willebrand Disease DNA Testing
We also offer dog parentage testing and a choice of dog DNA breed tests which include information about the personality traits and predisposition to diseases for each breed found in your dog’s DNA. Please click on each of the links below for more information:
If you have any questions about the DNA My Dog Canine Genetic Age Test for your dog, please do not hesitate to Contact our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help you.