FAQs

Beta-Launch Pet Age Test

When will I get invited to get a pet age test? 

We are inviting interested pet parents to purchase the age test in rolling batches. Our first batch will be invited around mid-August. Once you've signed up for an invitation to the party, keep an eye out for EpiPaws emails with updates of what batch you will be in. Batch assignments are done on a first-come first-served basis.  

Will you be offering age tests for other animals?

YES! We plan to offer an age test for horses and birds soon. If you are interested in one of these other animal age tests, or an age test for a different animal not listed, please fill out this survey to help us track interest for different age tests. 

After I pay how long will it take to get my kit?

Usually it takes 7-10 days to get your kit in the mail. However, this can vary by location and ultimately relies upon the mail currier. 

Once I mail my swab back, how long until I get my results?

This can take up to 6 weeks. 

Research Participant Questions

What do you do with my pet's sample? 

The information collected by the Health Insights Survey will be used by us and other researchers to study changes in DNA methylation and correlations to health and disease. This data may be shared (without revealing your identity or your pets identity) and published in journals or public media.

What are the benefits of participating in research?

Your personal benefit by participating is that you will get to learn exciting new things about your pet for free and/or at a deep discount. Other benefits include helping animals everywhere have better tests available to monitor and improve their health and helping pet parents have more access to these amazing discoveries.  

I registered to be part of a research study but have not not received a swab, is something wrong?

When you register for research, the survey and medical information on your pet will be evaluated first to see if your pet's sample should be included in our data. Sometimes it takes a long time to just collect this information before we can decide which samples are needed for the study. Doing a study like this is expensive and we want to be as efficient as possible with our resources. Research takes a long time to do and we appreciate your willingness to participate. 

What can I do to help support this research?

If you have a pet, please sign them up to participate. Other ways you can help include referring your friends to participate, donating directly to the research fund, company sponsorship, or investing in the company. 

Investment Opportunities

Interested in investing in EpiPaws? We would love to have you onboard. To explore investment and start a conversation, please reach out to the CEO Dr. Andria Beal at andria@epipaws.com.