Word to the Wise

Photos courtesy of Judy Loerke

Every dog is unique in their own special way and most of us can’t imagine our lives without them. What if you had the opportunity to learn more about your dog’s history through a simple test? With just a quick and easy blood draw, you can receive a customized report on your dog’s DNA results. The Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis provides a comprehensive summary of behavioral and physical traits for each breed associated with your pup. This test can help provide important information for your veterinarian about your dog such as their nutritional needs, any genetic predispositions and temperament.

When Veterinary Care Coordinator Judy Loerke adopted Baby Bear from Wrightway Rescue, she was told he was a Lab/Great Pyrenees mix. Judy was curious about how big he was going to be and see if she could learn any more about his genetic history. When Judy got his Genetic Health Analysis results back, it confirmed he was a Lab/Great Pyrenees mix. With this information, Baby Bear’s veterinarians have been able to help more accurately guide his medical care.

If you are interested in learning more about the Royal Canin Genetic Health Analysis or to schedule an appointment to have it performed, please call us at: (773) 327-4446.

Written for Blum Animal Hospital by Jackie Sheppard.