Cancer Screening

As part of our effort to practice preventative care, we now offer OncoK9 cancer screening

What is cancer screening?

Like in people, cancer screening should be an important part of preventive care in dogs; the goal is to look for cancer when your pet is feeling well before they show any clinical signs. During wellness visits, your veterinarian may look for early signs of cancer in your dog by performing a thorough physical exam and asking about any concerning observations. Your veterinarian may also perform routine blood and imaging tests and recommend OncoK9 - a new blood test that could detect cancer before your dog shows any clinical signs.

What is OncoK9?

The OncoK9 liquid biopsy test uses a simple blood draw to detect abnormal DNA released into circulation by cancer cells.

  • SIMPLE BLOOD DRAW: Your veterinarian will collect a blood sample from your dog.

  • CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY: OncoK9 uses state-of-the-art next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology to detect changes in DNA that are indicative of cancer. OncoK9 was clinically validated with the largest clinical study of its kind.

  • MULTI-CANCER COVERAGE: OncoK9 can detect 30 different types of cancer, including eight of the most common cancers in dogs.

  • EARLY DETECTION:  OncoK9 may help detect cancer early when your dog still looks healthy and has the best chance of defeating the disease.

View the study that provides the scientific foundation for the OncoK9 Cancer SAFE™ recommendations.