We all love our pets. They keep us company when we’re at home, they protect our properties, and they warmly welcome us at the end of the working day. Pets are used as an exercise buddy, as a therapy animal, and teach us how to be caring and compassionate. In the Philippines, pet ownership is at an all-time high thanks to recent COVID events, which saw people staying home for extended lengths of time. People wanted a small positive in their lives at a time when things were quite negative and uncertain.
We all know the saying; A dog is man’s best friend, and for Filipinos, it’s definitely true! There are almost 12 million dog owners in the Philippines, with 67% of people having a dog in their house. Cat ownership is also strong, but overall, dogs are 5 times more popular than cats. For Filipinos, small dogs are a clear favourite, with the Shih Tzu being the most popular breed for dog lovers. These dogs make great companions and are small enough to live in an apartment or small house comfortably with a family.
Shih Tzus originate from China, and have a reputation for being loyal and friendly dogs, but what if you want to know more about your pampered pet? How do you find out what really makes their tail wag? Like people, a dog’s features, temperament, and predisposition to disease is linked to their unique genetic code. EasyDNA Philippines has designed the PetGen canine test for those who want to gain extensive knowledge about the genetics that make their dog a much-loved member of the family. PetGen is an all-in-one test, an affordable tool for breeders and dog owners who want to create a life plan for their dog, based on the comprehensive results received. This is the most extensive canine test on the market, covering and providing information about:
- Breeds + Personalized Breed Certificate.
- Breed Identification Breakdown percentage + Breed history.
- Predicted Size and Life Expectancy.
- Genetic Diseases.
- Hair/Coat Trait.
- Behaviour Trait + score.
- Single-gene genetic disease detection.
- Complex disease detection.
The results will be returned to you in the form a breed certificate and a 25-page report, which will provide information about your dog’s breed (mixed and pure). You will receive breed history exclusive to your dog, which relays important temperament and environment information, as well as predicted size and life expectancy. You will also receive important information about genetic diseases specific to your dog’s breed, which in turn can help you to prevent their onset.
So, how do you get your dog’s DNA sample? It’s easier than you might think, and only requires a simple, painless mouth swab, just like you would take if you were providing your own DNA for testing. You’ll receive full instructions in the kit provided to you. All you have to include with your samples is a photo of your dog, which will be returned to you with your results and breed certificate.
Your dog is an important part of your family, so why not discover how you can best ensure they have a happy, healthy life, and reveal their unique breed and traits today!