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Dog Care

How Veterinarians Estimate Dog Age

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We understand why it’s important for you to have an accurate estimate of your dog’s age. You want to be prepared and give your dog the appropriate care for their age, anticipate any age-related health conditions, and give them the best life possible. Knowing your dog’s age can inform many of the choices you make...

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Dog DNA Testing

What Makes Embark the Best Dog DNA Test?

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While there are many companies out there claiming to have the best dog DNA test, only Embark offers the most scientifically advanced one. Our team is made up of scientists, veterinary geneticists, and other experts in the field who are all committed to helping dogs live their healthiest lives. Keep reading to find out why...

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Dog Genetic Health

Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Dogs Explained

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Embark’s mission is to end preventable disease in dogs. As part of this work, we are committed to providing expert guidance to breeders about genetic health conditions and how the risk of developing them can differ between variants and among breeds. One such group of conditions is progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Embark currently tests for...

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For Breeders

Westminster and Embark: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

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Embark Veterinary is proud to sponsor the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show for the fourth consecutive year as the official dog DNA test of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The 146th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Presented by Purina Pro Plan® was held on June 20-22 at the historic Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown,...

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For Veterinary Professionals

How Veterinarians Can Interpret and Communicate Genetic Health Results

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Clinical genetics is a rapidly evolving field. Genetic screening has already shown valuable clinical utility, complementing existing best practices and strengthening the doctor–client–patient bond. The way veterinarians interpret and communicate these results, however, can involve additional considerations for both the clinician and the client.  As we learn more about how genetic variants relate to health...

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Insights

A Gift Guide for Your Dog’s Birthday

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Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links, meaning that Embark may receive a small commission if you make a purchase. Is your dog’s birthday right around the corner? Don’t forget to give them the celebration they deserve. At Embark we know that your furry family members’ birthdays are worth celebrating. We are here to guide you...

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Research

Embark Discovers Variant Associated with Hearing Loss in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

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Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in humans and dogs. Just like humans, Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs can experience progressive hearing loss early in life. This condition is known as early-onset adult deafness (EOAD).  With this form of deafness, dogs lose their hearing by the time they are 1–2 years old. Some purebred...

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