Canine HealthCheck

Knowledge from your dog's DNA helps you to better care for their health and well-being.





Unleash important knowledge about your dog through DNA analysis!

The Canine HealthCheck Kit from Paw Print Genetics® is a comprehensive DNA screening test that checks for more than 150 inherited diseases and traits. Knowing what your pet’s DNA says about them can help you make more informed health and lifestyle decisions. Results are posted to your secure account at

In the DNA test kit:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Two specialized (2) cheek swabs (collection brushes for canine DNA)
  • Biohazard bag (for storing swabs once DNA is collected)
  • Padded shipping envelope
  • Prepaid shipping label with barcodes

Results back: within 7-10 business days



Canine HealthCheck is an at-home, canine genetic health test that allows dog owners to screen their dogs for 150+ genetic diseases and traits. Dog owners swab the inside of their dog's cheek and return sample to the Paw Print Genetics lab via prepaid envelope. 7-10 days after receipt of sample, a breakdown of the dog's genetic health is posted to your secure online account. Your online report is also downloadable.

Pet wellness is one of the most important part of canine ownership

You have a serious and important responsibility to make sure your dog is happy and healthy in spirit, mind and body. Keeping your dog mentally engaged, properly exercised, groomed, healthfully fed, plus given regular veterinary check-ups/shots and tons of love are essential.

Acquiring knowledge through analyzing DNA can help educate you about your dog and his or her special needs.


Understand predisposed diseases and traits
Just like us humans, dogs may be susceptible to diseases and traits. This test identifies which diseases and traits your dog may develop during its lifetime, enabling you to be mindful of the symptoms associated with the diseases and traits and to proactively take control of your dog's health.

Understanding which types of genetic diseases and traits your dog is genetically predisposed to can help you know how best to train, live and work with your dog. 

Benefits of the Canine HealthCheck DNA Test:

  • Better understand your dog's genetic health and learn to care for treatable diseases
  • Share results with your veterinarian to provide optimal care for your dog
  • Allows early intervention because you now know your dog's risks


Test Results Include:

  • Detailed personalized report that provides the following information:
    • Genetic health profile
    • Appearance profile
    • Explanation of results

How It Works

How It Works

Get your Canine HealthCheck Test Report in 5 Easy Steps


1. ORDER KIT: Place your order through our online store and we’ll ship your DNA collection kit to your preferred address

2. SEND DNA: Use our simple kit to collect your pet’s DNA and mail samples back to us 

3. ANALYZE DNA: Your dog’s sample is then analyzed by an accredited lab 

4. GET REPORT: 7-10 days after samples arrive at the lab, a detailed report is uploaded to your secure online account

5. DOWNLOAD REPORT: Download the report to store this important record on your home computer

 The Science behind the Test

  • The Canine HealthCheck test extracts DNA from your dog’s cheek sample and then screens for genetic mutations that may lead to inherited diseases or traits
  • Experienced and highly-trained analysts screen for 150+ inherited diseases or traits




Canine HealthCheck, from Paw Print Genetics®, is a simple, at-home test that screens your pet’s DNA for genetic mutations that may cause inherited diseases and traits. This is a comprehensive test that checks for 150+ potential issues. 

No. If your results show that your pet is a carrier or at-risk for a conditions, you should definitely consult with your vet for a diagnostic or confirmatory test. 

On averagetest results are normally available within 7-10 days of receiving the DNA sample.

No, this test is not a breed identification test. If this is what you are looking for, you may want to check out the Wisdom Panel®3.0 Dog Breed Identification Test, also offered here on the HomeDNA website. 

This test is only available in the U.S.A at this time.

DNA testing is performed on cheek cells, which have the same genetic information as the white blood cells found in blood. In order to collect the DNA samples, we include a soft-bristled nylon cheek swab brush in your testing kit. This sampling method is specifically designed to be non-invasive and painless for your pet.

Once DNA samples are collected, you’ll register your kit at, and results will be posted to your secure online account on that site. 

Paper copies of results are not available, however you are welcome to download and print the report from your secure online account.

You are welcome to contact the Paw Print Genetics lab at 509-483-5950 (toll free: 855-202-4889); email is

About This Brand

About This Brand

Paw Print Genetics® is dedicated to achieving optimal canine genetic health by providing outstanding resources for dog owners, breeders, trainers, and veterinarians for pets, show dogs and working dogs. Staffed by expertly trained geneticists, veterinarians, and technicians, the lab at Paw Print Genetics is equipped with the latest technology for the testing and analysis of canine genetic diseases. 

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