Mars Petcare promoting adoption here in Franklin TN (9/4 and 9/5) and offering dna kits for dogs! #ad

wisdom panel 3.0 canine dna test

Our post has been sponsored by Mars Veterinary Wisdom Panel 3.0. All opinions are honest and my own.

my dogs

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 dog dna kit
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:
Instructions
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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  1. That is so great. It’s always better to adopt whenever you can. There are so many great animals out there who need homes.

  2. I wonder if my dog would have been different if I knew what was going to happen to him before he got it. I wonder if that would change the way I would take care of him (Not love him less, just learn how to control it before it hit him). Thanks for the idea to try this!

  3. Haven’t been in a situation like this before but it is really sad to see them when they get old and sickly and nothing can be done. 🙁 We trying to adopt one but the process is so hectic here.

  4. Those DNA kits are going to be so helpful going forward. I love that Mars Petcare is making them more available.

  5. It’s always adoption for us and we never buy from pet stores or breeders. There so many animals out there that need a home.

  6. That is wonderful that there are DNA kits available for dogs. This could be beneficial for any dog owner!

  7. This is wonderful news! My fur baby came from a shelter so we never knew the breed…now I know how to get his family make up! Thanks!!!

  8. I agree that it would be great to have the information about a disease our fur babies might (hope not) be predestined to have. This would help us to plan better and be more sensitive to the signs and symptoms. Early detection is better than cure.

  9. We try to adopt shelter pets whenever possible, I hate that so many viable dogs get killed in the shelters while waiting for a ‘forever home’. so sad. 🙁

  10. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    This is very interesting and sounds like a great test for dog owners. I will have to tell my friend about this.

  11. so many pets need new homes.. its a good idea to adopt pet instead of buying new puppy from a breeder

  12. This sounds like such a great product! I know that many people around here love adoption and this gives them just more information about their dog.

  13. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    My Sister was just talking about getting a DNA test done for her dogs. It is a great way to see what mixes are in your pup.

  14. I have three dogs as well. I don’t know their full history. I got one from the pound, one from my sil, and the other one from a friend of a friend. I haven’t thought about looking up their history. But if I wanted to, now I know where to look. 🙂

  15. Michele D says:

    This post is so helpful. I would adopt a pet again. I have in the past and the process was so worth it. Thanks for sharing this information.

  16. Adopting is really a great option. One of our dogs was adopted and we love him as much as the first dog we have.

  17. This is definitely news to me. I usually just pick a pet simply because he or she needs a home and don’t give much thought to their health history.

  18. We might get one this year or next. We have a lot of talk of my wife adopting new member of the family.

  19. This is very interesting. To be able to find out about your pet background and what problems they may have in the future is something that I have never thought of.

  20. THis is pretty neat, I’ll have to show this to my friend who is looking to adopt. I think she would find this super helpful.

  21. I don’t have any pets although my three year old keeps asking for a dog. At this point I’m not entertaining it but if we decided to go this route I would adopt one for sure.

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