Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General Questions
What is Peak Canine and what services do you offer?

We are a specialized canine wellness company offering a range of tests including wellness screenings, metabolic assessments, and DNA testing to help you understand your dog's health better.

Why should I choose Peak Canine for my dog's testing?

Our tests are scientifically validated and we use state-of-the-art technology to ensure accurate results. Our team of veterinary experts is also available for consultations to help you interpret the results.

Wellness Testing
What does the wellness test screen for?

The wellness test screens for common health markers such as cholesterol levels, liver function, and more, to give you a comprehensive view of your dog's overall health.

How do I prepare my dog for a wellness test?

Your dog should fast for at least 12 hours before the test for accurate results.

Metabolic Testing
What is metabolic testing and why is it important?

Metabolic testing measures your dog's lipid panel, glycemic control, omega 3 FA level, inflammation level.This is crucial for determining the if your dog is showing any signs of metabolic syndrome

How is the metabolic test performed?

A small blood sample is taken and analyzed in our lab. The results are usually available within 7-10 business days.

DNA Testing
What can I learn from my dog's DNA test?

Our DNA test can provide insights into your dog's breed, ancestry, and potential genetic health risks and biologic age.

Is the DNA test accurate?

Our DNA tests have a 99.9% accuracy rate, as they are conducted using advanced genotyping technology.

Gut Microbiome Test
What is the Gut Microbiome Test?

This test analyzes the types and concentrations of bacteria present in your gut, providing insights into your digestive health, immunity, and more.

How is the Gut Microbiome Test performed?

The test requires a stool sample, which can be collected at home using our easy-to-use kit.

Oral Microbiome Test
What does the Oral Microbiome Test screen for?

This test screens for various bacteria in your oral cavity and can provide insights into your oral health, including risks for conditions like gum disease and cavities.

How do I collect a sample for the Oral Microbiome Test?

A saliva sample is required, which can be easily collected using our specialized collection kit.

Hair Mineral Test
What is the Hair Mineral Test?

This test analyzes the mineral content in your hair to provide information about your nutritional status and metabolic rate.

How much hair is needed for the test?

A small lock of hair, usually about 1-2 inches long, is sufficient for the test.

Hair Heavy Metal Test
What does the Hair Heavy Metal Test detect?

This test detects the presence of heavy metals like lead, mercury, and arsenic in your hair, which can be indicators of environmental exposure or toxicity.

Is the Hair Heavy Metal Test accurate?

Yes, our tests are conducted using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), ensuring high accuracy and reliability.

Payment and Shipping
What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, and bank transfers.

How long does it take to receive the test kits?

Shipping within the U.S. takes 3-5 business days, while international shipping may take up to 14 days.

Customer Support
How can I contact customer support?

You can reach us via email atsupport@peakcanine.caor call us at [+1 (647) 966-4385].