I know that when we don’t understand something, we can often turn away from it. I first learned of dog cloning about 2 years ago. I knew immediately that I wanted to eventually one day clone Bruce Wayne. It wasn’t even a doubt in my mind. I guess like many people who know if they like tomatoes or not, I knew that one day, I would want to do it. I know that for some people, it may be viewed as “weird” or “scary”, however, I invite you to learn what I have learned and keep an open-mind.
What stopped me?
Honestly, it was the $100,000.00 price tag and the fact that the cloning was done in South Korea. I do not look at that as many Americans do, because I am originally from Seoul, South Korea. It wasn’t the sole fact that it was being performed in South Korea, it was the fact that I would have to travel to South Korea to pick up the cloned puppy in addition to the cloning fee. Even if money were not an option, I would not be able to make the flight, as I have a lot of fear and anxiety about flying.
Why I’m having Bruce Wayne’s DNA Preserved?
Easy, I found a company based within the good old United States! 🙂 Yup, no traveling abroad, no language barriers and no government restrictions about bringing a dog into the Country. Yes, this is legal and yes, this is safe. ViaGen Pets has been safely cloning cows and horses for over 15 years and now they have brought that technology into the dog and cat world.
What ViaGen offers that I don’t think the Korean-based company offered is Genetic Preservation. If you have been following our journey, you know what Genetic Preservation is. If you are unfamiliar, in short, it is the preservation of your dog or cat’s DNA, so that you may clone your pet later down the road.
After meeting some of the ViaGen Pets Team at the BlogPaws Conference, I decided that I wanted to preserve Bruce Wayne’s DNA. After losing my former Chihuahua, Loki, so quickly, I immediately knew that I wanted to have the option of possibly bringing another floofy Bruce Wayne into the world! 🙂
When to Preserve?
One question that I’ve seen floating around is if there is a better time to preserve your pet’s DNA than another? The answer to that is simple: no. You can preserve your pet’s DNA at any age. In fact, you can even preserve your pet’s DNA after they have passed away, however, the tissue sample needs to be taken as soon as possible. It is also important that your pet’s remains are refrigerated and not frozen. I, like many, wish I would have known about ViaGen’s services when Loki passed away. This is why it is so important to for me to spread ViaGen’s message to fellow pet parents. I don’t want anyone to have missed the opportunity either.
Below is a extremely informative video, which ViaGen also provides on their website. It is a great tool in learning more about the genetic preservation and cloning process. As always, I’m always here to help answer any questions and invite you to continue on our Genetic Preservation journey! 🙂