The Mixed-Breed Identification DNA Test & Life Plan is an at-home, canine genetic test that first allows dog owners to discover the breeds that make their pet unique. As a bonus, the screening also includes a “Life Plan” with suggestions specific to your dog to help optimize his overall wellness now and throughout the different stages of his life.
You just swab the inside of your dog's cheek and return sample to the lab via prepaid envelope. Within 3 weeks of receipt of samples at the lab, results are emailed directly to you. You can then log on to your Orivet account to view detailed results and manage your dog’s Life Plan!
Why it’s important to know the breeds that make up your dog
Knowing your dog’s breeds can answer the mysteries of his or her dog’s physical characteristics, behaviors, and personality. Not only is it fun to discover, but it has very practical uses too: Acquiring knowledge through analyzing DNA can help you learn about his or her special needs, based on breed makeup.
What you can do within your Orivet account after testing
One of the great features of this test is your pet’s online Life Plan, which you access through your secure account at Orivet.com. Within the Life Plan, you can record and manage all aspects of your pet’s care: schedule calendar alerts for pet appointments, plan medication reminders, interface with pet-care providers, and more.
Benefits of the Mixed-Breed Identification DNA Test:
- Determine the breeds that make up your dog’s genetic signature
- Discover how knowing your dog’s genetics can help you provide more effective health care
- Gain insights into your dog’s behaviors and overall personality Use the report for more informed communication with your veterinarian
Test Results Include:
- Breed percentages
- Predictions for adult weight
- Nutritional suggestions for your dog
- A basic health schedule and Life Plan to help you better care for your pet
- Breed-specific games
+ How do I activate a kit?
Visit Orivet.com, click “Activate Kit” and follow instructions.
+ Is this test available outside the U.S?
At this time, the test is only available to U.S. customers.
+ What type of sample is required for testing?
DNA is collected via sterile DNA brushes included in your kit. Following kit instructions, you swab the inside of your dog’s cheek yourself: no vet participation required!
+ How do I get my results?
Test results are emailed to you. You can then log in to your Orivet account for test details and to view and manage your pet’s Life Plan.
+ Is my dog’s report and Life Plan available in my HomeDNA online account?
No. You access your pet’s report and Life Plan through Orivet.com.
+ Can I share my dog’s results and Life Plan with my veterinarian online?
Absolutely. In fact, it’s encouraged! Orivet can work with any veterinarian. A pet owner will be asked to nominate their veterinarian who will receive a copy of their reports and if they register (free) they can have full access to the pet’s Life Plan. Orivet encourages veterinary involvement to enjoy the full benefits the Life Plan has to offer.
+ What if I have questions about results or the Life Plan?
You should contact Orivet directly with questions, and they’ll be happy to help you!
Orivet’s mission is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of your pet with fully-personalized, breed-specific care. Orivet was founded on the premise that each and every pet is unique, with its own set of specific traits, behaviors, genetic health needs, and inherent risks. Orivet works with pet owners, breeders, and vets to provide completely personalized products and services that treat and care for pets as the unique individuals they are, taking into account each pet’s genetic makeup, age, sex and lifestyle.
Through this Orivet aims to encourage the development of a deep, genuine and lasting bond between pets and their owners.