So we have all heard of Ancestry DNA tests, because who isn't slightly curious of all the different places you may be from.
If you guys were wondering we took a DNA test recently... the results... not surprising... 38% coffee, 32% tacos, 20% resting b**ch face and 10% mom bun.
But onto our actual topic of the week, did you know you can get a DNA test for your furry friends? They may not be able to talk to you, but here is a way that you can find out a little bit more about where your dog came from and you could even find out with they have any genetic markers for hereditary diseases.
Most people get DNA tests for their furry friends just out of curiosity about what makes their best friend a one of a kind pup.
So how does it work? It is actually super easy! For a lot of companies you simply order the test online. They ship it to you, you do a cheek swab inside your dogs mouth, place it back in the container provided and ship it back!
Then in no time you get a write up on the results! Each company will have different report sheets but in general you should get a breakdown of what breeds your dog is and any risks of developing certain hereditary diseases.
Some companies offer testing for purebred dogs as well, so if that is what you are looking for make sure to confirm that the company offers that!
So if you are bored with this COVID stay at home order, maybe this could be something fun to check out...here are the top voted DNA dog tests in 2021...
"Best Overall: Embark Breed & Health Kit at Amazon "If the report has a potentially alarming finding, a geneticist will reach out personally to go over the implications."
Best Budget-Friendly: DNA My Dog Breed Identification Test Kit at Amazon "This test is significantly more budget-friendly, and results are available after about one week."
Best for Mixed Breeds: Wisdom Health Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine DNA Test at Amazon "If you have any questions or confusion after receiving your results, reviewers say that the company is very responsive."
Best for Next Steps: Orivet Mixed-Breed Identification Test Kit at Amazon "Beyond just a simple DNA test, this text gives you insight into health risks common with specific breeds.""
As Always Stay Pawesome!