Genetic Testing

As part of a preventative approach to petcare, we offer genetic mutation testing for inheritable anomalies as well as colour inheritance and parentage verification. For example: Progressive Retinal Atrophy (blindness) in Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, Poodles, Miniature Dachshunds and Irish Setters. Another is drug or anaesthetic sensitivity in German Shepherds and Collies.

Other conditions such as Inheritable Cataracts in Stafforshire Terriers, Von Willebrand's Disease (bleeding abnormality) in Dobermans and Scottish Terriers. An inherited bleeding abnormality that might be underlying, could be detrimental in a routine surgery such as a sterilization.

Preventative medicine is having the knowledge of underlying conditions that could put your pet at a disadvantage. Genetic screening can detect some of these abnormalities in the DNA that are inherited.