Who Pooped? Inquiring minds want to know! I write quite a bit about personalized medicine so it’s time for a break in discussion and talk about something much more important – personalized poop. Yes, DNA has gone to the dogs! PooPrints will get the job done.
If you are part of a home owner’s group, now you have an answer, but everyone needs to participate in operation DNA Poop. We all know by now how valuable DNA is, but now we really know. Who pooped? Once everyone is registered and the DNA is set up on all the dogs, all you need to do is pick up the sample and send it in. For under 100 dogs, the charge is $100.00 per dog, cheaper than having our DNA sequencing done, although this appears to be very specific sequencing.
“The association purchases DNA Pet ID kits from BioPet for each dog to be registered. Kit cost is $29.95 each. The registration cost from step 2 will be deducted from this total.”
The home owners association gets the dog’s ID back and can then look up the owner, but in case of no match, let’s say a stray dog made a deposit, the $49.95 charge still has to be paid for the processing, so if you have a lot of stray dogs pooping around the neighborhood, this could run into a few dollars.
The company also has other services for veterinarians and DNA testing for IDs as well. But if you want to know “who pooped” and want the positive ID and live within a homeowners group, well, this could be the answer, either that or just pick up the poop. BD