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How to DNA test your pet

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wisdom DNA

Send your sample to our lab using the prepaid mailer.

Once we receive the genetic sample, the science starts. Our labs are ISO-certified, which means our geneticists handle each sample with human-grade equipment. Here’s what goes down behind the scenes: First, we determine your pet’s DNA sequence at thousands of locations across the genome during a process known as “genotyping.” We screen their sample against the world’s largest breed database to ensure the most accurate results. We create a clear breakdown of your pet’s results.

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Understand their results.

After 2-3 weeks, it’s time for the DNA reveal party. This is when you get to really step up your pet parenting game. Because learning your pet has a mutation in the POMC gene is fine. But knowing it makes them predisposed to overeating and obesity is better. Here’s what else to keep in mind: Be ready for a surprise. It’s possible that your “Corgi mix” may actually be CattleWeenieDoxiPoo. But finally knowing for sure sets you up for so many new ways to know and care for them. Your results help more than just your pet. Every sample in our database contributes to research that’s aiming to improve the lives of all pets. Just by testing your pet, you’re contributing to scientific breakthroughs in pet care.

Dog looking at a person holding a phone with DNA results on the screen

Find the best DNA test for your pet. When it comes to the health and happiness of your pet, there’s always more to know. So we have four different tests to help you discover the answers you need to understand your pet— whether you’re excited to learn more about their breed mix, or you want to delve deeper into their health and traits profile too. We’re here to help you on your journey of providing your pet with the best care possible.