Wednesday, June 25, 2008

DNA Testing For Your Mutt

Since we adopted our dog Chance a year ago, we've been curious about his background. The vet agrees with our guess that he is a Chihuahua-Dachsund mix.

A growing number of companies are providing DNA testing enabling pet owners to find out for sure just what breeds are in their dogs' bloodlines. It can be particularly interesting to find out because the information gives owners insight into pet behavior or possible health issues.

The testing is too expensive at this point to be worthwhile for us, but the ability of modern science to do this is fascinating.


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