What is the Canine HealthCheck?

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The Canine HealthCheck is a genetic screen of over 150 mutations for diseases and traits found in dogs. It allows valuable insight into your dog's genetics, which play a huge role in their overall health.

The Canine HealthCheck kit contains everything you need to easily collect your dog's DNA from the comfort of your own home with no veterinarian visit required. Using the two enclosed swabs on the inside of your dog's cheek will provide us with the necessary DNA to screen your dog. After collection, the sample is returned to our laboratory using the included prepaid envelope. Once the samples are received, we provide you a report that details your dog's genetic health in 7-10 business days. You will receive insights for every gene tested as normal, a carrier, or at-risk for the diseases.

With these results, you will be able to care for those genetic diseases that are treatable, intervene early before your dog is symptomatic, and prepare for potential pet emergencies.

Learning about your dog's genetics will provide peace of mind for years to come.

Why Canine HealthCheck?

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The Canine HealthCheck is the only true genetic health screen that tests for over 150 genetic diseases and traits by experts trained specifically in genetic diagnostics. Once received in the laboratory, you can view your dog's results in 7-10 business days. The tests we run are based on the most up-to-date scholarly works in the field of canine genetics and represent common diseases found in a diverse number of breeds.


The test is a simple, at-home cheek swab and does not require a trip to your veterinary office. The kit can be purchased online and delivered right to your door. Instead of running several different tests throughout your dog's life, this one-time genetic screen allows you to receive all the information you need for less than $1 a test.


The Canine HealthCheck allows dog owners to understand the genetic health of their dogs. Reports are available online 7-10 business days after receiving the samples in our laboratory and results can be sorted by breed, organ system, symptoms, and more. Your dog's report can be printed, emailed or shared on social media. Our website includes information on every test we run, our on-staff veterinarians are here to help you, and follow-up tests can be ordered for conditions of concern.


Veterinary diagnostic workups are expensive and typically only administered once a dog begins to show clinical signs of disease. The Canine HealthCheck allows dog owners to harness the power of genetic testing as part of their dog's preventative care for less than $1 a test. The information provided by this test can be shared with your veterinarian allowing you to discuss appropriate follow up and care for your dog.

Paw Print Genetics

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The Definitive Resource for Canine Genetic Health™

The Canine HealthCheck is brought to you by Paw Print Genetics. The Canine HealthCheck was developed by Paw Print Genetics and all testing is performed in our laboratory in Spokane, WA.

The Canine HealthCheck is the only genetic screen for your dog on the market that has been developed by veterinarians and PhD geneticists expertly trained in genetic diagnostics. Your testing will be handled by the best trained geneticists, veterinarians, and technicians available within a laboratory equipped with the latest technology for the testing and analysis of canine genetic diseases.

Once your tests are completed, you will receive a report that you can access online that shows all of the results for your dog for the Canine HealthCheck. Our staff is also available to provide you with genetic counseling and consultation about our services, your report, or additional information to help in the care of your dog.