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As pet owners, we all want to provide the best possible care for our furry friends. One important aspect of pet care is understanding their genetic makeup and potential health risks. Pawssum’s mobile veterinary DNA tests allow pet owners to learn more about their pet’s genetics from the comfort of their own home. With a simple swab, mobile vet DNA testing can provide valuable insights into your pet’s ancestry, potential health risks, and more.


Mobile vet DNA testing is a convenient and accessible way for pet owners to gain valuable insights into their pet’s genetic makeup. Here are some benefits of mobile vet DNA testing:

  1. Identify potential health risks: DNA testing can help identify genetic problems that may predispose your pet to certain health conditions. This information can help you take proactive steps to manage your pet’s health and prevent potential health issues from developing.
  2. Determine breed ancestry: Mobile vet DNA testing can help you determine your pet’s breed ancestry, which can be particularly useful if you have a mixed breed dog or an animal with unknown parentage. This information can also help you understand any breed-specific behaviors or health risks that may apply to your pet.
  3. Personalized nutrition and exercise plans: With knowledge of your pet’s genetic makeup, you can tailor their nutrition and exercise plans to their individual needs. For example, if your pet has a genetic predisposition to obesity, you can adjust their diet and exercise regimen accordingly.
  4. Understanding behavior and personality: Certain genetic markers can influence your pet’s behavior and personality. By understanding these markers, you can gain insight into your pet’s behavior and potentially address any behavior issues.
  5. Better healthcare decisions: Armed with the knowledge of your pet’s genetic makeup, you can make more informed decisions about their healthcare. For example, if your pet is predisposed to certain health conditions, you can be vigilant for signs and symptoms and bring them to your vet’s attention early on.


When a Pawssum vet performs a DNA test at home, they will typically collect a sample of the animal’s DNA using a cheek swab or blood sample. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

The laboratory will use various techniques to extract the DNA from the sample and analyze it to identify the animal’s genetic makeup. This process can take several days to several weeks, depending on the complexity of the analysis.

Once the analysis is complete, the mobile vet will receive a report that provides information about the animal’s breed, potential health risks, and other genetic characteristics. The vet can then discuss the results with the pet owner and provide guidance on how to manage any health concerns or behavioral issues that may be associated with the animal’s genetic makeup.

Overall, DNA testing can provide valuable information for pet owners and their veterinarians, and the convenience of a mobile vet can make the process more accessible and less stressful for both pets and their owners.


The cost of an at-home microchipping by a Pawssum local vet is $189*.

* This service is in addition to a pet examination.

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