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Genetic Testing and Research for Dogs
How to take your DNA samples:
WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE EACH ANIMAL IS SAMPLED.

In order to avoid food contamination on the brush please withhold  food for half an hour before sampling.


1. Remove a brush from the plastic pouch.


2.  Twirl the brush on the cheek a few times (not the gums above the teeth). 
DO NOT LEAVE THE SWAB IN THE MOUTH FOR MORE THAN A COUPLE OF  SECONDS.  This is plenty of time to obtain a good DNA sample.

NOTE:  If you leave the swab in the mouth too long you increase the chance of potential contamination of the sample with food particles or bacteria.  This could inhibit the DNA reaction for analysis.



3.
  *IMPORTANT*  Let the brush air dry for three minutes. You can place it in a cup with the swab end facing up.  Make sure that the tip of the swab does not touch any other surfaces.
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4.  Place the brush in an envelope provided.   Fill in information on the envelope.


5.  Repeat  the sampling process two more times with the other swabs provided for the same animal.


     Mail your samples to:
     DOGenes Inc.,
     161 Sherin Ave.,
     Peterborough, ON., K9J 7V5
     CANADA
  
    Customs Declaration for International Customers:

    CUSTOMS DECLARATION SHOULD READ:
   "DOG DNA- NON PATHOGENIC”VALUE = $2.00