Genetic Testing

Here at Hope Animal Hospital, we use the ROYAL CANIN® Genetic Health Analysis™.  

This test will:

  • Determine the breeds that make up your dog, comparing your dog’s DNA to the unique genetic signatures of more than 250 breeds, types, and varieties of dogs.
  • Help create a proactive plan for your dog’s health care with more than 130 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.
  • Offer precise nutritional guidelines and feeding recommendations based on your dog’s breed make-up.

The science is complex, but the process is simple. 

Testing involves drawing a small, painless blood sample. We then mail the sample to the lab and once it arrives there, it is processed and analyzed. 

After 2-3 weeks, a report is sent back to Hope. You will also receive a copy of your pet’s report. Depending on the results, we may recommend a phone consultation to discuss the health and wellness plan for your dog.

Following is a link to more detailed information about the individual disease and mutation tests run on each dog as well as a list of all the breeds tested for in the Royal Canin® Genetic Health Analysis™ test.


If you are interested, please contact us to set up an office visit with your pet to collect the blood sample for submission of the test kit.