How Do I Collect a Good DNA Sample From My Dog's Cheek?

Quickly inspect your dog's mouth between the cheek and gums for any food debris. To reduce the risk of food debris being present, Wisdom Panel recommends waiting at least two hours after eating to swab your dog.

Open the swab sleeve, remove the swabs, but avoid touching the bristles.  

Firmly roll and rotate the swab's bristles against the inside of your dog's cheek. Use the other hand to apply gentle pressure from the outside of the mouth to ensure good contact of the cheek with the swabs. 

Allow the sample to dry for at least five minutes prior to putting the swabs back into sleeve.

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