Never only to DNA-test your
dogs. There are at least 2 different genetic forms of
PRA in poodles, and only 75 % of the cases are prcd-PRA (the one you can
in a DNA-test) and as Optigen write on their website:
"While annual eye exams by veterinary ophthalmologists are recommended for
breeds, this is especially important for Toy and Miniature Poodles since
more than one form of PRA known to affect the breed."
Poodles get very old - often
more than 15 years - and it is awful to get
a blind DNA-tested poodle when it is only 5 years old.
And think of all the other results you get in
your dog is examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist
And remember: There are always dishonest people
- also in the poodle world -
who can show you a Optigen-report that says Normal/Clear on a dog, who
has been either not tested or tested Carrier or Affected.
I don´t know how they do it - but these things occur - so do be careful!