11 Embark Dog DNA Test Results That Shocked Pet Parents – DodoWell

Sponsored by Embark Vet Have you ever wondered what mix of breeds make up your dog? These pet parents got their DNA test results and were all pretty shocked at their dogs’ breed results. But while their breed mixes were a surprise, one thing’s for certain: These pups are 100 percent good boys and girls. … Read more

Sick farts? A biobank hopes to detect diseases early in house cats and dogs

Help wanted: Mars Petcare is seeking 10,000 dogs and 10,000 cats for a biobank — an aggregation of biological samples, images and other data — that aims to improve the health of house pets by detecting diseases earlier. Why it matters: Compared with human biobanking, animal biobanking is in its infancy. This initiative may be … Read more

Investigating an effective linear deoxyribonucleic acid COVID-19 vaccine option for domestic cats

In a recent article posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, investigators studied a linear deoxyribonucleic acid (linDNA) severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine option in felines. Study: A linear DNA vaccine candidate encoding the SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Binding Domain elicits protective immunity in domestic cats. Image Credit: Karrrtinki/Shutterstock Background SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus disease 2019 … Read more