Heredity can affect any dog’s health
If you’ve taken a genetic test yourself, you know that biology is not destiny. But knowing what’s lurking in your genes can help you decide what to do about what may (or may not) be coming. This is also true for dogs. A new DNA test, specifically designed for the furry loves of our lives, can predict your dog’s chances for acquiring specific genetic traits and diseases. The test, pioneered by Wisdom Health and Genoscoper Laboratories, uses genetic testing technology, which can be done at home. A study based on the test yielded surprising results for mutt lovers. All dogs, including mixed breeds, can be affected by genetic disease variants. The good news? Being forewarned is forearmed. There’s a lot you can do to counteract what’s in your dog’s genes, just like you can for your own.