EpiPaws Pet Age Test
How it Works
Age is more than a number.
When you learn your pet's approximate birthday you'll also get information specific to your pet's life stage on topics including:
Activity & Exercise
Proactive Health Tips
Epigenetics is the study of molecules and mechanisms that influence the expression of genes without changing the DNA sequence. One of these molecules is DNA methylation- the addition of a methyl group to the DNA sequence. At certain areas of the genome, the amount of DNA methylation present changes with age in a predictable manner, thereby allowing us to use it to estimate age with a lot of accuracy. This is exactly what we use to estimate your pet's age.
For more info on epigenetics and DNA methylation we recommend these articles:
"Epigenetics 101: a beginners guide to explaining everything"