Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) Testing
in Youngsville

Dogs That Should Be OFA Tested

Any dogs that are intended for breeding purposes should be tested based on the OFA-CHIC Health testing requirements.  This link will let you know which tests should be performed based on the breed of your dog: https://www.ofa.org/browse-by-breed.

Benefits of OFA Testing Dogs

OFA tests help ensure that the offspring of your dog are more likely to be healthy and less prone to certain breed specific conditions such as hip/elbow dysplasia, thyroid disease, congenital eye issues, etc.  Heartwood Animal Hospital is a firm believer that it is the responsibility of every breeder to try and advance the healthy, desirable traits of the breed. Furthermore, the offspring of dogs that meet OFA certification can be sold for a higher price as the purchasers can be assured that they are less likely to have a puppy with certain diseases that could require extensive medications or surgeries for treatment.

If you would like to schedule OFA testing for your dog or would like additional information, please call us at (919) 570-9311 or fill out our appointment request form today.

Access the OFA application forms here: https://www.ofa.org/application-forms

Dog at our animal hospital for OFA testing