We’ve made a lot of progress in medicine over the past few decades. We’ve developed vaccines and antibiotics that can fight off infections, heart pumps to keep people alive after surgery, and even artificial hips for our arthritis-ridden pets. But despite all these advances, one thing hasn’t changed: most of us still believe that whenever something goes wrong with our bodies or our pets’, we’ll just have to put up with it or live with the consequences. That’s why so many people are hesitant about getting genetic tests for themselves or their loved ones—and why so many pet owners don’t know what DNA sequencing is or how it could benefit them or their furry family members. Luckily, there’s a new way of thinking about disease called “precision medicine” that could change all of this forever.
Precision medicine is a new way of thinking about disease.
Precision medicine is a new way of thinking about disease. It’s all about tailoring treatments to individual patients, and it’s not just for humans. Dogs have benefited from human research into cancer, heart disease and allergies.
What does this mean for your dog? Well, if you have an older dog with arthritis that responds well …