Thursday, December 4, 2008


Dog DNA test
A lot of people consider their dog a member of the family. But when people ask "what kind of dog is he?", many families can't answer. Now, local vets are now analyzing your pet's DNA.
When Jaime Chasen's family went to find a pet at the Tulsa Animal Shelter, breed wasn't an issue. But then came the question: what kind of dog is he? Through a friend, she heard about Dr. Patrick Grogan, veterinarian at VCA Woodland East Animal Hospital. Chasen said, "When I asked Dr. Grogan he seemed to be the only one who knew about it in town, at the time, I couldn't find anyone else who was even aware of it."DNA testing for pets has been around for about a year and just recently gained popularity.
While most pet owners use the testing for fun, Dr. Grogan says it can really teach families a lot about the pet's temperament and behavior. It also helps vets since certain breeds are predisposed to certain illnesses.
Pet DNA testing costs about $150.


  1. I can understand how this would be useful in the Show industry or for breeders, but I won't be spending that much money to find out what I already know. The breed of dogs I have are.... Mutteous Canineous.

  2. I didn't know this. How interesting. I would think that show dogs this would be a good thing, but my baby? Not so much. I love her no matter what breed she is.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

  3. Have a great day and weekend. I hope Wayne can come home today. Big hug. :)


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