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Dog Decoded

10 Things to Know About Military Dogs

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Military working dogs have a long history that dates back to ancient times. They are trained in combat to become scouts, sentries, trackers, and more. Military working dogs are typically, but not always, Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds, and Dutch Shepherds. Here are 10 things to know about military working dogs: The first official military working...

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Bonding With Your Dog

Top Dog-Friendly Beaches on the East Coast

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Are you and your furry friend planning a trip to Maine, Delaware, or another state along the East Coast? Perhaps you’re looking for beaches in your own home state and hidden gems you’ve yet to explore with your pup. We’ve got you covered. Check out our dog-friendly guide to East Coast beaches, including the best...

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Customer Stories

How Dog DNA Testing Shaped the Care of Two Pups

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Amanda and her fiancé John are proud pet parents to Roscoe and Riley. This happy California family discovered a canine health issue and turned to Embark for clarity. Roscoe’s story Roscoe was in John’s life before he met Amanda. The pair adopted Riley together. Both dogs were rescued from a shelter in Kentucky. Roscoe is...

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Dog Breeds

A Guide to Yorkshire Terriers

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Are you considering adopting a Yorkshire Terrier? Do you already have one in the family? We have all the information you need to make decisions about their care, including details about this breed’s physical characteristics, playtime needs, grooming tips, nutrition, and more. Your Guide to Yorkshire Terriers With a stellar combination of traits, Yorkshire Terriers...

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Holidays

Celebrating DNA Day

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National DNA Day is celebrated every year on April 25. It commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, along with the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure in 1953, according to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). A group of scientists—including James Watson, Rosalind Franklin, and Francis Crick—were the catalysts for...

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Famous Dogs

The History of Dire Wolves

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Today, many people recognize dire wolves as the wolf-like animals that star in the popular fantasy television series Game of Thrones. But dire wolves were actually real. These majestic animals once roamed the New World. Are dire wolves real? Dire wolves, also known as Canis dirus, lived during the Pleistocene becoming extinct roughly 10,000 years...

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Dog Breeds

A Guide to Boston Terriers

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If you are considering adopting a Boston Terrier, or just want to know more about them, we’ve compiled all the information you might need to make informed decisions regarding their care. We’ve included details about this breed’s physical characteristics, activity needs, grooming tips, nutrition, and more. Your guide to Boston Terriers With irresistibly cute faces...

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News

15 Surprising Facts About Dogs

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Here at Embark, we love making new discoveries about dogs. That’s why our founders traveled the world studying them. This was Embark’s very beginning, and these findings have since helped thousands of customers learn even more about their furry family members. Dogs are full of surprises. Become a canine expert with the help of these...

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Quizzes

What’s Your Dog’s Party Song?

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Do you think you and your dog dance to the same beats? Your dog’s party song might match their personality. Could it be a country ballad for a soulful hound? An upbeat classic for your fun-loving pup? Or maybe it’s a true party anthem that gets everyone dancing. We’ve compiled a series of questions that...

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Bonding With Your Dog

Top Dog-Friendly Locations and Events in New York City

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Planning a trip to New York City? Want to bring your pup? There are plenty of dog-friendly locations and events for you and your furry friend to check out in the Big Apple. Before you pack, read through this guide for some of the very best dog-friendly spots. Hotels The Standard, High-Line Phone: 646-859-2316 Located...

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Dog Decoded

Can Dogs See Color?

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Have you ever wondered if your dog can truly see all the colors we can? We’re sure you’ve heard it before, the idea that they might only see in black and white? This is merely an oft-repeated myth according to studies done by Dr. Jay Neitz, professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After...

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Dog Breeds

A Guide to Doberman Pinschers

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If you’re considering adopting a Doberman Pinscher, look no further than this guide! We have everything you need to make important decisions about their care, including basic information about this breed, grooming tips, nutrition advice, and much more. If you have any questions after reading this guide, email howdy@embarkvet.com and our award-winning customer service team...

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