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Mutt Madness 2024


We’re rooting for dogs—all day, every day. So when we took a look at this year’s top NCAA teams, we wanted to know which teams were the most dog-friendly. Get ready for… Mutt Madness! We dug into Embark’s database of over 2 million dogs to see what the dogs from each state represented in the...

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Caring for Your Senior Dog


Senior dogs are special, and they deserve our best. We spoke with Dr. Jenna Dockweiler, MS, DVM, DACT, CCRT, CVAT about how to give senior dogs the extra care they need to stay healthy, happy, and comfortable in their older years.  Dr. Dockweiler is an expert in veterinary medicine and a Veterinary Geneticist at Embark....

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Preventive Care

Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs


As you may already know, flea and tick prevention is a crucial part of your dog’s care. Why is it so important? Fleas and ticks are parasites that can carry other parasites or diseases that affect pets. Many of these infections are treatable, but preventing infection in the first place is the most effective way...

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Embark’s Halloween Giveaway


Want to win some spook-tastic prizes? Enter your email for a chance to win! 🧡 Giveaway Prizes 🧡 Embark Breed ID Test MateeyLife Licking Mats Monster Chew Toy Letsmeet Dog Snuffle Puzzle LIPPSY Snuffle Ball Terms and conditions The giveaway ends on 10/31/2023 at midnight PT. US only. One (1) winner will be selected and...

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Preventive Care

What Your Dog’s Poop Can Tell You


There’s more to dog poop than scooping. Although it may not be your favorite topic to think about, your dog’s stool can reveal a lot about their health. Sending a stool sample from your dog for analysis can tell you a few things about their gut health, like whether the bacteria that make up their...

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Preventive Care

What To Do If Your Dog Has Diarrhea


Sometimes diarrhea is actually a normal response. It can be an effective way for the body to purge itself of a toxin or pathogen. But sometimes, especially if it lasts for more than 48 hours, diarrhea can be a sign of an underlying health problem.  What’s really going on when your dog has diarrhea? How...

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What To Do If Your Puppy Has Diarrhea


Your new puppy is busy! All that playing, learning, and growing on the outside is only part of what’s going on. All your puppy’s internal systems are busy developing too. And because puppies’ immune and digestive systems are still immature, a parasite, pathogen, or even a new food can cause a lot more trouble than...

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Continuing Education

RACE-approved Canine Genetics Continuing Education


Embark for Veterinarians offers these CE Credit RACE-approved sessions in conjunction with DVM360Flex to veterinary professionals to bring you the latest in canine genetics. Keep your accreditation current and stay on the cutting edge of veterinary science. Implementation and Interpretation of Canine Genetic Screening in General Practice Delight Your Clients with Canine Genetic Health Screening...

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Case Studies

Telford Vet Hospital pilot study​


Purpose of the pilot study In the summer of 2021, Embark partnered with Telford Veterinary Hospital to offer genetic screening to their patients. Many veterinarians worldwide have been offering genetic tests for years and pet owners have brought at-home genetic test results to their veterinarians. This study was designed to gauge client and veterinary fit...

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Case Studies

Case Study: How genetic testing uncovered a dog’s risk for HUU


Watch this video to learn how the Telford Veterinary Hospital used canine DNA testing to make a care plan for their patient that will benefit the dog and their owner for years to come.

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Case Studies

Case Study: Uncovering vWD (Type I) in a surprising dog breed!


Watch this video to learn how the Telford Veterinary Hospital used an Embark Dog DNA Test to uncover a surprising genetic health risk in a Keeshond dog.

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Genetic Health Resources

How Veterinarians Can Use Canine Genetic Health Test Results


In this video, discover how Embark’s results and on-hand expertise made it easy for the Telford Veterinary Hospital to use results to help the dogs at their practice.

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