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Genetic Health Analytics

Discover the secrets of your dog’s dna

GET TO KNOW YOUR DOG LIKE NEVER BEFORE

Using the latest science, this test scans your dog’s DNA, both for breed ancestry information going back to great grandparents and for specific genetic markers - giving you and your veterinary surgeon the knowledge to create a customised health and wellness plan that reflects your dog’s individual genetic code.

YOUR DOG’S DNA CAN TELL YOU A LOT

Determine your dog’s breed ancestry by comparing the DNA of your dog to the unique genetic signatures of over 250 breeds, types and varieties.
Screen your dog for genetic markers that can indicate a predisposition to certain health conditions. The test currently looks at over 100 different markers, with more added regularly, and includes genetic mutation tests including MDR1 for drug sensitivity.
Predict your dog’s likely adult weight and size, providing a benchmark you can use to ensure your dog stays at a healthy weight.
Provide you and your veterinary surgeon with valuable information so you can work together to create a customised health and wellness plan.

See an example report

WHAT'S IN A BREED?

When it comes to a mixed breed dog, breed ancestry can influence a number of factors, including:

Predicted adult size and weight as well as specific nutritional needs
Physical characteristics, like coat color and the shape of the head, ears and tail
Behavioral traits, including energy level, temperament and trainability
The ROYAL CANIN® Genetic Health Analysis report includes a summary of key physical and behavioral traits for each breed linked to your dog.

Of course, the link between genetics and their expression in any one dog is complex. The unique combination of features is what makes your dog one of a kind.

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HOW IT WORKS:

Your veterinary surgeon collects a swab sample. The sample kit is activated online and sent to our lab by your veterinary surgeon.
The sample kit arrives at our lab, where it is processed and analysed.
You and your veter inary surgeon will receive a comprehensive report of your dog’s DNA.
Meet with your veterinary surgeon to create a customised health and wellness plan. You will also receive a detailed online report based on your dog's DNA information.

THE SCIENCE IS COMPLEX, BUT THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE:

Your veterinary surgeon collects a swab sample
We process the sample and generate a report
Meet with your veterinary surgeon to discuss the result
To learn more about what ROYAL CANIN®Genetic Health Analysis can tell you about your dog, please visit gha.royalcanin.com or talk to your veterinary surgeon.
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OUR RESEARCH PARTNERS

The ROYAL CANIN® Genetic Health Analysis was developed in partnership with Genoscoper Laboratories and the WALTHAM® Centrefor Pet Nutrition. For more than 50 years, WALTHAM has been a leading scientific authority in pet nutrition and wellness, with over 1,800 veterinary publications and a dedicated staff of renowned veterinary and nutritional scientists.

DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GENOSCOPER LABORATORIES


CANINE GENETIC SCREENING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Each dog is unique and its overall health will be the result of multiple factors, including genetics, nutrition, care, and environment. The Genetic Health Analysis provides insight into the risks of developing certain genetic diseases. Genetic Health Analysis is not intended to diagnose any disease or predict behavior in any particular dog.

Your dog’s DNA will be analysed for the presence of specific alleles that are associated with inherited health conditions. Mars Veterinary’s testing procedures are designed to provide reliable and accurate results, but are not guaranteed. In the unlikely event that it is not possible to provide an analysis (for example due to an insufficient DNA sample) or that an error in the analysis occurs, liability by the ROYAL CANIN®, Mars Veterinary, their affiliates or related partners and individuals is disclaimed and damages in any event are limited to the payment actually received by ROYAL CANIN® for the individual specified analysis at issue.

By submitting your dog’s sample(s) for analysis it is understood that you agree that the sample(s), analysis, results and related information may be used confidentially by ROYAL CANIN® in conjunction with other samples to increase the understanding of canine genetics as well as for internal research and development, or statistical analysis and may be shared with third parties for these purposes. Samples may be disposed of or stored at the option of ROYAL CANIN® and will not be returned. ROYAL CANIN® reserves the right to use any third party of its choice to undertake the testing, analysis or laboratory services for the analysis. Please view the full Mars Privacy Policy here: http://www.mars.com/global/policies/privacy/pp-english.aspx

It is also understood that future releases of the Genetic Health Analysis test may refine results as more information is obtained and/or if new genetic markers are included.
If you have any questions about the results, please speak to your veterinarian.

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