The DogCheck is a genetic screening of more than 175+ genetic variants that are related to hereditary diseases and traits. This is not a diagnostic test. Any unusual results (carrier or compromised) or results that are worrying should be discussed with your veterinarian. In addition, not every known genetic variant of diseases in dogs is included in the DogCheck. If your dog is symptomatic, please contact your veterinarian. Normal results do not rule out inherited variants that have not been tested in these or other genes and that may cause medical problems or be passed on to offspring. You should check the list of diseases and traits before ordering to verify that it includes the tests you want.
How does DogCheck Disease DNA Test work?
Comprehensive Screening Test
The DogCheck disease DNA test is a comprehensive, laboratory-based screening test that will provide invaluable insights into your dog’s health based on their personal genetic information. Your dog can be tested for 175+ different characteristics including genetic disorders and traits. This is one of the most comprehensive tests in the market at a very affordable price starting at only R3779.
We offer two versions of the test:
- DogCheck v2.1 – Comprehensive test for 175 different genetic disorders and traits. Only R3779.
- DogCheck v3.0 – Advanced screening report with over 250 genetic disorders and traits tested. Only R5330.
Manage your Dog’s Health
With the information obtained through the test you can work together with your veterinarian and other specialists to manage and improve the overall health of your dog. The test can also help you highlight potentially serious diseases or conditions that need special attention. Do not miss out on the opportunity to manage your dog’s health for only R3779.
Ideal for Breeders
As a breeder you want to make sure that your dogs are as healthy and as disease-free as possible. By understanding the genetic disease profile of your dogs, you can better address potential issues and manage their health. In addition, you can select partners for breeding on the basis of their genetic profile. Therefore a comprehensive genetic disease screening programme is paramount to offering a quality service.
Simple, Easy-to-Use Process
The sample collection process is extremely easy to follow and apply. You do not need the involvement of the veterinarian. Once you order the test a swab collection kit will be sent to you. The kit will contain full instructions on how to collect the sample from your dog. Once the samples are sent back to the laboratory, you will receive the results via email in 10 to 15 days from receipt of samples at the laboratory.
Are you interested to invest in your dog’s health? Order today your Dogcheck DNA Test and begin your journey to explore and improve your dog’s health!
Special Offers and Discounts
The price of the DogCheck test is R3779.
A second or third Dogcheck test for your other dog or maybe for a relative or a friend can be purchased for R3769 only (R10 discount) each additional test.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this DNA test identify the breed of my dog?
No this test does not provide any information about the breed of your dog. The test will provide information on genetic diseases and traits.
Can I do the test if my dog is on medication?
The test is based on your dog’s genetic data and there is no impact on the results if your dog is on some form of medication.
What does the result “at risk” mean?
The “at risk” result indicates that your dog may have inherited a copy or two of a mutation that has been reported to cause a specific genetic disease. Depending on the inheritance of a particular genetic disease, one or two mutated copies of the gene are required for a disease to break out.
What does the result “carrier” mean?
Being a carrier means that your dog has only inherited one mutated / altered copy of the gene from its parents. Your dog will most likely not develop symptoms of this condition as two mutated copies are required. However, this information is of great relevance for breeders, as carriers of a genetic disease may only be paired with free breeding partners.
How early can I do the test on my dog?
In principle, there is no minimum age. The only thing that is important is when collecting the sample is the time period between suckling and sampling is a minimum of 45 mins to 1 hour. If you collect a sample from a puppy who drank milk from the mother after a short time, there can be contaminations with cells from the mother in their sample. Please avoid this and give ample time after feeding.
Is the DogCheck a diagnostic test?