German Shepherd Dog > YAY!!!! 2nd DM Testing Procedure went FANTASTIC! (4 replies)
YAY!!!! 2nd DM Testing Procedure went FANTASTIC!
by DDRCzechFan on 25 May 2012 - 01:25
|Okay, so yeah, too early to be excited (not like his results came back yet) but with Sitasmom's suggestion of using a spoon to squeeze his saliva/cells out of the swab, we FINALLY got a GOOD collection!|
Last time the card looked NOTHING like this, and I only had to swab ONCE!
I also gave Beau a HEAPING bowl of water about two hours before the test, which helped. I kept him caged and calm, which ALSO helped.
Here's how the card looks, I'll be sending it off tomorrow.
**PLEASE NOTE, THE PICTURES WERE TAKEN RIGHT AFTER COLLECTION, THEY HADN'T DRIED YET. ALSO, NO MY FINGER DID NOT TOUCH THE PURPLE PART, DESPITE WHAT THE FIRST PICTURE LOOKS LIKE.**
Pretty good, eh? Sad that THIS is the extent of my excitement....
FRONT SIDE OF CARD
BACKSIDE OF THE CARD
by DDRCzechFan on 25 May 2012 - 02:30
|AND, the Dried results, an hour later...Kinda proud, I'm not gonna lie!|
Dried Front of the OFA DM test
Dried Back of the OFA DM test
by GSDguy08 on 25 May 2012 - 02:44
|You spit on it didn't you? That's not really from Beau, that's all yours.....we'll know if you're DM free or not though....|
by DDRCzechFan on 25 May 2012 - 02:52
|LMAO sure, GSDGuy |
Naw, in all seriousness, the big difference was letting him drink a huge bowl of water about two hours before the test and keeping him quiet in his crate. Last time he was rough housing with Lilah and hadn't had a drink of water since lunch time, so he was pretty parched.
He wasn't exactly SALIVATING this time, but I scrubbed his cheek harder, and for about 10 seconds longer and VIOLA, a GOOD collection!
by clc29 on 25 May 2012 - 03:42
|ha..ha...GSDguy...you are to funny.|
DDRczechfan...I know exactly how you feel. I just sent Cisco's test kit in.
I read your first post about having problems, so before I swabbed Cisco I teased him a little with the promise of hot dogs first. Worked like a charm and of course he got a few bites of hot dog for reward after words.