DNA test for cats | Dr. Justine Lee, America’s Veterinarian
Mars Veterinary (Yes, same as the company that makes M&M’s), just released a DNA genetic test for cats! While this has been arround for dogs for quite a while, this wasn’t available for cat owners. This is called the “Optimal Selection” test and was developed in partnership with Genoscoper Laboratories, a Finish company. This test is designed specifically for breeders of pedigreed cats, as they can help test for more than 25 mutations to make sure the cats are healthy prior to breeding them.
Hopefully by allowing breeders to work proaxtively to identify diseases in their litters, it can help make informed choices and reduce the likelihood of producing kittens with medical problems. The test is approximately $70 USD and is available to U.S cat breeders at: wisdompanel.com/optimal_selection_cat.