Our post has been sponsored by Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 3.0. All opinions are honest and my own.
My dogs are my constant companions. They are with me 24/7 each and every single day because I work at home. I love it that they keep me company when the kids are in school. They each have their own medical issues though. My lab has hip dysplasia and it bothers him alot. My maltese mix has an auto immune disorder that flares up occassionally. It’s frustrating to know they’re in so much pain. With millions of mixed-breed dog owners like me in the U.S., having access to reliable breed ancestry information is so crucial for the nutrition, training and overall healthcare of their furry family member. Understanding the many different breeds that make up their dog enables much more targeted care and in some cases provides lifesaving information. That’s why I’m so excited for what Wisdom Panel 3.0 canine dna test has brought to the future for our 4 legged friends. Here’s what the test does for our furbabies.
Wisdom Panel® 3.0:
Covers 250+ breeds, types and varieties including all those recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and can be run for mixed-breed, designer, or purebred dogs.
Provides ancestry information back to the great-grandparent level, MDR1 Genetic Mutation screening results, and a predicted weight profile.
Can be done at home and consists of two swabs that the owner rubs between the gum and the cheek for 15 seconds to collect skin cells for DNA extraction.
Results take approximately 2-3 weeks from the time the test reaches the lab.
Can be run for mixed-breed, purebred and designer dogs. The owner chooses at the time of kit activation.
Benefits of DNA testing your dog include:
MDR1 mutation testing for drug sensitivity.
The ability to develop a training program that works with their natural instincts (breeds) and a better understanding their behavior characteristics.
Developing a nutrition plan for breed-specific needs and/or achieving/maintaining healthy weight.
Assists in determining what the adult size of your dog might be.
Understanding the breeds within your dog, in order to lookout for any breed-specific health concerns or common issues.
Wisdom Panel® 3.0 Canine DNA Test Kit includes:
DNA cheek swabs – all for use on one dog
Drying insert for swabs
Pre-paid return shipping box
Visit www.WisdomPanel.com for more information and to purchase a kit.
Event’s that are coming up.
Wisdom Panel will be at the following events to share more information about Wisdom Panel® 3.0 and educate on the benefits of Canine DNA testing:
September 4-5: Mars Pet Adoption Fair in Franklin, TN – no swabbing
December 5: Holiday Pet Festival in Scottsdale, AZ – swabbing
September 4-5: Mars Pet Adoption Fair Franklin, TN
Mars Petcare (MPC) – producer of some of the world’s most beloved pet care brands – is dedicated to making the world a better place for pets. In order to highlight and promote the benefits of pet ownership, the company is launching an initiative to develop and celebrate pet-friendly community policies and a sustainable pet population throughout the U.S.
As a part of this initiative, Mars Petcare will sponsor up to 300 adoptions at three shelters in the Nashville area on Friday, September 4 and Saturday, September 5. That’s amazing! Thanks Mars Petcare!
Additionally, in the weeks leading up to the free adoption events Mars Pet Care Associates will show their support by taking part in volunteer opportunities at the shelters, ensuring the building and animals are ready! Volunteer efforts include everything from building a dog pool to taking glamour shots of the adoptable pets to bathing dogs to get them looking their best for their future forever homes. I love that they’re doing glamour shots to get these dogs adopted and forever homes.
At the adoption events, the Mars Pet Care and Banfield Associates will be present to help; a Mars Pet Care tent will be arranged to provide adoption bags to all adopting families, to include assorted Mars Pet Care items, including Wisdom Panel 3.0 goodies and coupons.
A Banfield representative will be at each adoption site to help answer any questions.
Additionally, the Mars Veterinary team will be supplying 12 Wisdom DNA Kits to the each of the shelters.
The American Humane Association’s “Redstar Rescue Rig” will be on-site at pre-determined shelters as well. If you’re in the area make sure you come out and support them in their efforts to get sweet dogs a new forever home.
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Has your dog ever had a disease you wished they could test for? Leave me a comment and let me know!