My animal may have had something to eat, will this impact the sample collection? Orivet Genetic Support May 10, 2021 02:02 Ensure the animal has not had anything to eat - treats or food. If so, then wait for 20 minutes, a drink of water will help. Related articles How long can I expect to wait for my results? My DNA sample I sent in has failed. What do I do now? How do I know that my pet’s results are accurate? At what age can I collect a swab sample from my animal? Can I collect a DNA sample if my dam is pregnant or "on-heat"? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.