Companion Animal Genetic Traits & Conditions

Improve Your Animals’ Health and Wellbeing with Genomics

DNA testing helps reveal more about our companion animals and their genetics. Understanding how genomics can influence animals can improve their health, welfare, and your ability to care for their unique needs. Using a simple and non-invasive sample, we can analyze their DNA to gain insight into their health predispositions, physical traits, and even complex conditions like behavior and performance. It can help provide better care for each animal and customize their preventative care based on their genetic makeup and potential risk factors. This insight also enables breeders to make informed breeding decisions to produce healthy offspring with the breed’s expected physical standards. In a growing and complex field, you can trust tests backed by our technology and expertise. We've been providing companion animal genomic testing since 2007. Our lab handles more samples than any other animal DNA testing company in the world.

Paw Print Genetics

Paw Print Genetics® has one of the largest portfolios of canine and feline disease and trait tests. Offering a true diagnostic test, it allows for reliable results that can help pet owners and veterinarians with critical decisions regarding a dog’s treatment. Testing allows for greater genetic insights for diseases and risk factors, coat colors and traits, and more.

With nearly 300 different breed-specific tests, a variety of sample types are accepted, such as:

  • Cheek swabs
  • Whole blood
  • Umbilical cords

Canine HealthCheck

Canine HealthCheck® is a comprehensive genetic screen for more than 250 traits and conditions in more than 350 dog breeds, helpful for things like genotypes for coat colors and traits for each disease, and clear, carrier, or at-risk/affected results. Developed by veterinarians and PhD geneticists, tests are based on the most up-to-date published literature. Canine HealthCheck provides genetic insight into common, inherited diseases that affect things like:

  • Metabolism
  • Bones
  • Eyes
  • Kidneys

Igenity Canine Wellness

Igenity® Canine Wellness is a DNA test that identifies genetic traits in dogs and gives you information that will help anticipate health issues and offer individualized preventive care, all from a simple cheek swab. It's much more than an ounce of prevention — it's a lifetime of improved health.

Genomics is an important part of a pet's medical history and allows veterinary staff and pet parents to work together to provide the best care possible. Igenity Canine Wellness reveals nutrition insights, cancer risks, predisposition to several hereditary diseases, and genetic influences on dogs' behavior. Identifying certain genetic factors can help you proactively monitor and mitigate risks with improved recommendations:

  • Precautions to take before surgery for dogs at risk for clotting disorders
  • Recommendations for exercise and lifestyle adjustments
  • Suggestions for diet and healthy body weight
  • Conditions to watch for as the pet ages
  • Behavior predispositions to understand for training and lifestyle choices

Feline Fancier

This testing program is a cooperative effort by the Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc. (CFA) and Neogen®. Together, we offer affordable DNA testing services to breeders, veterinarians, cat lovers, and all who seek feline DNA testing for outstanding, healthier cats. The CFA DNA panel provides insight into inherited health conditions and physical traits, facilitating better management of parent selection and prompt diagnosis and treatment of disease.

The testing panel also includes a set of DNA markers used to create a unique identification profile for each cat. These profiles can be compared between parent and offspring to verify pedigree relationships or confirm the identity of a cat.

My CatScan

My CatScan® is the largest genetic screen available for cats, testing for more than 80 diseases and traits, all from a simple, noninvasive cheek swab. This test is available to all cats, regardless of age or breed. The test can be sorted by breed, organ system, symptoms, and more. Knowing a cat’s genetic health will allow pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians to:

  • Care for diseases that are treatable
  • Prepare for future medical problems, saving costly diagnostic workups
  • Find appropriate mate for a cat, avoiding producing kittens with genetic diseases