NutriScan™ caters to both healthy dogs, as well as those known to have or merely suspected of having food sensitivity. The assay tests saliva for food reactant antibodies. Pet owners need only follow the directions included in the testing kit and have the sample analyzed at Hemopet. At present, the food antigens tested by NutriScan™ include corn, wheat, soy, beef, eggs, and milk. However, Dr. Jean Dodds aims to expand this panel to a total of 20 antigens by the end of 2011.
Through salivary diagnostics, NutriScan™ is able to help pet owners address the unique nutritional needs and genetic makeup of their pets. Rather than simply identifying the types of food that are less likely to be reactive, NutriScan™ enables owners to find the most appropriate types of food and treats according to scientific principles.
Pet owners can acquire a testing kit directly from Hemopet or through their veterinarians. For more information on this revolutionary canine food sensitivity testing system, log on to http://www.hemopet.org or call 714-891-2022.
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Hemopet was established by Dr. Jean Dodds in 1986. Originally a non-profit animal blood bank and greyhound rescue/adoption program, it now provides highly accurate laboratory diagnostic services, such as canine food sensitivity testing. Pet owners and veterinarians need only fill out an Online Test Request Form to have animals tested. Visit http://www.hemopet.org or dial 714-891-2022 for more information.