Dog DNA

United States
February 4, 2007 10:56pm CST
I heard this on the news and thought this was a great idea. If you know all the make up of your dog then vets can help understand and treat them better. Different breeds suffer from different things. What do you think?
3 responses
• United States
6 Feb 07
Yes, it would be great if you could dna test for breed-related problems at birth. Then you'd already know if your Pyr was going to get hip dysplasia, etc. And very useful if you have a mixed breed, then you could really discover exactly what it was prone to which could help you in deciding on what sort of vet care it'll need and plan for the future. Also, you could start feeding the dog a special diet for the problem before it shows up, which could very well prevent it!
• United States
6 Feb 07
Yes, that's how I feel to. Thank you for your comment.
• United States
6 Feb 07
I think that would be a great idea if it was cost effective and was efficient.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
understand the cost is $50.00 for the test. That's good I think. And better if the vet knows the make up of your animal. Helps take care of your loved one.
@patootie (3593)
5 Feb 07
I think the vets here in the UK have been treating dogs for particular breed problems for years .. most of the different illness dogs are prone to are well known by most vets .. Sounds to me like the company selling the DNA testing is just trying to make some extra cash out of folks .. because most dogs specific breed illnesses are already known about ..
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• United States
5 Feb 07
But I'm talking about if you have a Mutt, mixed breed. If a vet can find out all the breeds of the dog you have then they can pin point better a solution to problems that they are having and not overlooking it.