Ever wondered what breeds are in your dog? Dog DNA testing can finally settle the question. We look at the top dog DNA test kits here.
So you’ve decided you want to get a dog but aren’t sure where to start?
We’re here to help!
This post will guide you through the selection process and help you ask the right questions to determine the best dog that will meet your needs.
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Have a wonderful Talk like a Pirate Day!
A photo that circulated in the news not long ago showed famous actor Jodi Foster walking her dog while carrying a bag of dog poop. That noxious bag of doggie dung, while it may be a common site for residents
Dog ownership is far more involved than caring for a cat. Like for feline friends, signing on for a pup requires commitment to ensure good physical health by keeping up to date on vaccines, flea and tick prevention, as well
So cute! This is my expression every morning when I realize I actually have to haul my butt out of bed.
Most people spend more time choosing their next car than deciding on the right breed and dog for them.
People keep their cars only a handful of years before trading them in, but a dog can be with you for well over a decade. The dog also sleeps in your house, is a companion to your children, and becomes a close member of your family. As such, buying a puppy should be weighed much more carefully than the decision to buy a car.
An adorable puppy is heartbreakingly cute and cuddly, but requires an incredible investment in time and money for many years. New pet owners commonly underestimate the energy and money needed to socialize and train a dog when they decide they want to buy a puppy.
There are numerous ways to adopt a dog. Breeders, Puppy Mills, Classifieds, Pet Stores, Adoption Centers, friends and relatives, etc. It is up to you to decide from where you want to buy one.
After doing a lot of research into Puppy Mills (most Pet Stores use them) we recommend to sticking with reputable breeders and adoption centers (such as shelters and the SPCA).
It can be extremely difficult to tell if a mixed breed dog has a genetic tendency to develop a cardiovascular or nervous disorder. This is because most owners don’t know the exact breed makeup of their mixed breed, and genetic disorders are well linked to specific breeds.
Today, mixed breed Dog DNA tests can help erase that inequality. Mixed breed dog DNA tests can determine a mixed breed dog has a purebred parent or grandparent. Once you know the purebred makeup of your dog, your vet can determine if your dog is at risk of inheritied genetic disorders.
Knowing the risk of developing a gastrointestinal disorder is relatively easy for a purebred dog. The risk of genetic gastrointestinal disorders is well understood for many breeds.
However, the risk of a gastrointestinal disorder for a mixed breed dog is hard to determine, since the exact breeds that make up a mixed breed dog aren’t often known.
However, mixed breed Dog DNA tests now provide a way to find out the breeds that make up a mixed breed. Once a dog’s parents or grandparents breeds are known, a vet can determine if a mixed breed may be at risk of a genetic gastrointestinal disorder.