The PARC is One of the First to Offer Early Cancer Detection Test for Dogs!

For the first time, your veterinarian at The PARC can detect cancer with a routine blood draw. OncoK9 is a first-in-class multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test. It utilizes the same cutting-edge genomic sequencing technology that has revolutionized early cancer detection in human patients. 

Cancer is by far the single most common cause of death in adult dogs—approximately six million are diagnosed with the disease annually in the United States. Unfortunately, it is typically diagnosed in an advanced stage, when treatment options are limited. All too often, it cuts short the lives of dogs who might have enjoyed many healthy years with their families had the disease been found sooner. Early detection provides the greatest chance of a successful outcome.

Our test can detect 30 different cancer types, including eight of the most common cancers in dogs. It is recommended as an annual screening test for all dogs starting at 7 years of age and potentially at younger ages for dogs belonging to breeds that are predisposed to cancer. 

To schedule an appointment for your dog to receive an OncoK9 cancer detection test, please call 817-731-3733 or request it at your pet's next Wellness visit.