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Thanks for the question – 10 seconds should be fine. 30 seconds is what the swab manufacturer recommends and doing our best to meet this goal is good, but we’ve tested the swabs with less time in the mouth, less time after eating, etc, and they are surprisingly reliable. So I’m not worried at all about 10 seconds.
But if any sample cannot be used, you will be put back in the list to receive a new kit (eventually). As for social media: by all means, post about us everywhere! Brittney might be able to chime in here on how to best “tag” us or whatever it may be called on all those sites. There’s a reason she coordinates our social media: I have no idea how that all works, but Darwin’s Dogs is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and probably several others I don’t even remember (I manage our github, that’s my flavor of social media).