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The results are in:  55% Labrador Retriever, 22% GSD, 7% Golden Retriever and 6% Australian Shepherd.  He tests clear of any genetic markers for disease, and his “human age” is 54 – he just turned 6 in dog years.  Where they missed – predicted weight of 87 pounds (although they have a large disclaimer around predicted weight with a please e:mail if we are way off).  For those who forgot, he was 120 on arrival and today is about 111, I think due to increased activity and perhaps higher quality food.

So, fun and most of the results seem reasonable.  I have a 20% coupon that I can share with anyone who is interested.  Just PM me.

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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FASCINATING!!!! And it REALLY sounds spot on too!! It all fits!!way-cool

And YAY for clear genetic markers!!! A really big YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!

I think he really is having a chance at a second “puppyhood” with you, so that throws the age thing waaaaay off!!winker

Did you feel.like he was …er…extra “fluffy” when he first arrived? I just remember thinking of him as a really big boy!! The weight he has now seems perfect! Good job!!

Thanks for updating us on this! Really interesting and fun!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Not really fluffy when he arrived, but I think a higher quality diet, measured portions and perhaps more exercise is making a difference.   Vet is very happy with his current weight, but no way he could ever be 87 pounds – his bone structure is just too big.  And actually, I turn 51 in January – his 54 looks way younger than I feel.  He also seems younger than Otis did at 6, although Otis had the Dane mix.

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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22% GSD…

Ruh Roh!!!
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This is so interesting. And fantastic news about the lack of disease markers. It is hard to think of him as 54. He seems like such a big baby, like a chick, almost, a big Gator chick, sitting on your lap at the vets…

I can’t wait to get Meg’s. We’re way behind though, as the swab took more than  a month to get here. In fact, I think it got lost, so they sent a replacement. Extremely friendly and helpful service, I have to say. They’ve just got it back so could be another couple of months. I’ve a theory Meg has the dwarfism gene, which they test for, and which would explain quite a lot in terms of her bone problems. We shall see.

Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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