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Does your dog have unpleasant symptoms like skin rashes or digestive problems like vomiting and diarrhea? Your dog could be sensitive or intolerant to a certain food or environmental trigger.
A non-immunologic unpleasant reaction to food or other things is called intolerance. The Dog Intolerance Test examines 152 food and 48 non-food items, such as milk, salmon, pollen, and others, to determine whether your dog is sensitive to them.
Why Test Your Dog for Intolerances
Similar to humans, dogs can become allergic to specific compounds or allergens that are present in our homes and other settings.
Because they appear as skin rashes or overt digestive issues, certain responses are simpler to spot. Some, though, can be trickier to find. Your dog may endure mood swings or general misery even in the absence of obvious symptoms.
The quality of life for your pet could be significantly impacted by undiscovered intolerances or sensitivities. Serious health issues could result from these.
How the Test Works
The Dog Intolerance Test is a genetic test performed in a lab that determines whether your pet is sensitive to common toxins that could be found in your house.
You only need to give a sample of 4 to 5 strands of fur for this test to be completed. After you order the test, a kit with all the materials you need to collect your pet’s samples will be mailed to your address. The package includes instructions and the sample container.
The safest technique to collect a fur sample is to use a pet brush and shed fur; next, place the sample in the testing kit’s tiny bag. If your pet doesn’t shed, carefully remove a tiny sample of fur from them.
After taking the sample, put it in the provided bag and label it with your pet’s name.
Samples of anything you believe your pet is allergic to may also be included. These can consist of dust or pollen samples in addition to samples of your dog’s food, treats, and wash. The small green collection tube that is included in the kit is where you should put these samples.
Place the fur sample outside of any metallic containers or foil. Before returning the sample to the lab, put it in a safe envelope or postal wallet.
What is Included in the Report
Within 5 business days after you return your samples to our lab, you should receive the findings through email.
The report provides a thorough explanation of any potential intolerances your dog may have. A guide is also provided to assist you in removing these triggers from your pet’s diet and surroundings.
NOTE: Only items with a score of 85% or higher are shown in your test results. Your dog will now start displaying unfavorable signs and reactions. The item won’t be reported if its value is lower than this cutoff.
(The list of items tested can be seen in the report.)
You should entirely cut out the foods that your pet’s body is sensitive to over a period of 4-6 weeks in order to improve their quality of life. Your pet’s body will have the tranquility it needs to heal itself during this period.
After that, you can either perform another test to ensure that your pet’s body is “ready” or reintroduce the things gradually and in little amounts to see if there is a reaction.
Limitations of the Dog Intolerance Test
It is best to hold off until your pet is at least 6 months old because the Dog Intolerance Test is acceptable for dogs who are on full adult meals.
Additionally, because no blood samples are needed for this test, most medicines won’t have an impact on the results. Please let us know if you have any concerns about a specific drug or a different test.
What’s the Difference Between Allergy, Hypersensitivity, and Intolerance?
There is quite a big difference between being allergic, intolerant, or hypersensitive to a substance however, the symptoms often resemble each other. For those who get ill from their diet, it may feel equally bad. The devil is known by many names, some might say.
Our test results will shed a light on what intolerances your pet might have, in other words, which ingredients to avoid. An intolerance may pass after a period, while an allergy lasts for life.
Other Dog DNA Tests from AffinityDNA
As well as Dog Intolerance Test, we also offer a range of inherited disease screening tests including:
- Degenerative Myelopathy Test (DM)
- Exercise Induced Collapse Testing (EIC)
- Hyperuricosuria DNA Test for Uric Acid
- Multidrug Resistance 1 MDR1 Test
- PRCD-pra Testing
- von Willebrand Disease DNA Testing
We also offer dog parentage testing and a choice of dog DNA breed tests which include information about the personality traits and predisposition to diseases for each breed found in your dog’s DNA. Please click on each of the links below for more information:
- Dog Allergy Test
- Dog Paternity Test with Mother
- Dog Paternity Test without Mother
- DogCheck Genetic Disease Test
If you have any questions about the Dog Intolerance Test for your dog, please do not hesitate to Contact our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help you.