Where Can I Go to Get a Dog DNA Test Done?

Where can you go to get a dog DNA test? If you’re reading this on a computer or smartphone, you’re already there! In the past, DNA testing required a blood sample because the technology of the time relied on large quantities of DNA needed to perform a test (and of course blood is loaded with…

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What You Need to Know about PRA-prcd in Dogs

As it is with humans, a dog’s eyes are his window to the world. A decrease in or loss of vision altogether is debilitating and can greatly diminish a dog’s quality of life. A common genetic reason for blindness in dogs is a condition called Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), also known as progressive rod and…

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What is von Willebrand’s Disease in Dogs?

If you own a Doberman Pinscher or breed them, in your studies about this magnificent dog you’ve no doubt come across the subject of von Willebrand’s disease. It is widely considered in the veterinary community as the most common inherited bleeding disorder for dogs, and it can definitely be life-threatening. Although it’s relatively most prevalent…

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What is the Best Dog DNA Test?

“What is the best dog DNA test?” With the rapidly-rising popularity of DNA testing, this is a question many pet owners want to know. You definitely don’t want to bark up the wrong tree on this one, so this blog is designed to be a comprehensive resource for you to help in determining the best…

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What Is DM In Dogs?

We often get asked, “What is DM in dogs?” Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a progressively-degenerative disease affecting the spinal cord. It can start with simple symptoms such as unsteadiness while walking or having trouble getting up. It can look like hip dysplasia in the early days, but then the dog starts dragging her rear limbs,…

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What is Bully Whippet Syndrome?

If dogs competed in the Olympics, you would expect a Whippet would be best suited for the 100-meter dash instead of weightlifting, right?  Yet, some dogs with Bully Whippet Syndrome look like they could lift with the best of them. So what makes some pups of this breed look like Arnold Schwarze-doggy instead of the…

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What Breed is my Dog? You May Have It All Wrong.

  Was it love at first sight when you and your shelter pooch laid eyes on each other? According to the ASPCA, 3.3 million dogs end up in U.S. animal rescue/control facilities every year, and 1.6 million get adopted. No doubt you’ve asked, “what breed is my dog?” According to a new DNA study published…

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