In many cases, an early diagnosis of a disease can dramatically improve the odds of successfully treating or managing the condition with limited complications. With many pets first visiting their family veterinarian as early as six to eight weeks of age, quickly identifying potential inherent health concerns can provide valuable insight of a pet’s individual health care needs over their lifetime.
Recognizing a need for early screening solutions, Orivet Genetic Pet Care has focused on creating an easy-to-use and affordable range of DNA screening services. With Orivet’s proprietary algorithm, veterinarians and pet owners can submit a DNA sample from a pet and receive a health risk analysis identifying the most clinically relevant diseases and health concerns for the pet.
After testing, pet owners and health providers gain access to a dedicated health dashboard, customized for their specific pet. The dashboard explains information like breed, traits and health risks identified during testing, including a personalized life plan designed for each pet’s individual genetic needs and lifestyle.
This DNA-based, personalized approach to medicine has become a new topic of discussion within the medical industry and is expected to grow in popularity among veterinarians and pet owners over the next decade.
Studies show a 50-70 percent increase in care compliance when a genetic risk is documented in human patients. Similarly, many pet owners are likely to take a more proactive approach to their pet’s health when an underlying genetic issue is identified.
Orivet is dedicated to helping veterinarians and pet owners work together in an effort to preemptively treat and manage pet-specific diseases.
DNA insights can allow veterinarians to give pet owners a preventive treatment plan that is unique to their specific pet. Early diagnosis and more effective treatments can save pet owners time and money while giving their pet better quality of life.