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Top 5 Best Dog DNA Tests

Is your dog a mutt? While the shelter, rescue organization, pet store or breeder that you adopted your mixed breed from may have you told...

TOP #94: How DNA Research Is Helping Dogs Around the World

I'm speaking with Dr. Angela Hughes, PhD and her work in canine genetics field. We discuss current research and what the future holds for pets and owners.

Dog DNA Tests Not Always Accurate for Pet Health Decisions, Scientists...

Genetic testing has become a valuable tool in the health industry for humans but it's still in its infancy stages for testing dogs. There is...

TOP #60: How Dog DNA Tests Impact Veterinary Research

In this podcast, canine genetics researcher Dr. Angela Hughes explains more about dog DNA tests, and how they benefit both pet owners and veterinarians.

The Vet’s Guide on DNA Tests for Dogs

Long before I went into veterinary practice, my first dog was a “pound puppy” – a stray that had been picked up by the...

The Importance of Studying Dog Genetics and How This Helps Pet...

There’s a booming market for studying dog genetics and here’s what dog owners need to know about it. Some dog lovers believe that dogs behave...

Review: Wisdom Panel Dog DNA Test

Did you know that many pet owners are also using DNA technology to find out more about their canine companions? The Wisdom Panel Dog DNA Test is one of the most popular options of canine DNA test on the market.

Darwin’s Dogs Aim to Uncover Canine DNA Changes Caused by Domestication

Genetic testing breakthroughs in dogs are linking their breed, behavior, and health through DNA. “Darwin’s Dogs” is another new project that is paving the...

TOP #50: What Are Dog DNA Tests and Are They Reliable?

In this podcast episode I'm interviewing a representative from Embark, the current leader of dog DNA test kits. We speak about what DNA test kits for dogs are, how they work, their benefits and reliability.

Dog DNA Kit Comparison: Embark vs Wisdom Panel

It may be surprising to some, but Dog DNA tests in a lot of countries are more common than human DNA tests. They provide...

How to Accurately Use Dog DNA Tests

There are many reasons why you might want a dog DNA test on your pet. They are gaining in popularity online and on television....

How the Study of Dog DNA is Improving Our Understanding of...

Analysis of canine genetics has led to several revelations about canine history, breed development and even human pathology. Determining the domestication of dogs can be...

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Having a dog diagnosed with diabetes can be daunting, but due to more canine studies in recent years, we now have a better understanding...
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If you follow homemade dog food recipes here on Top Dog Tips, it's likely you've seen some of those to recommend dairy products in...
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