Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) Testing
Dogs That Should Be OFA Tested
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.