Genetic Health Resources

Learn more about incorporating genetic testing into your practice, interpreting the results, and communicating the results to dog owners.

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Most Popular Dog Breeds’ Common Genetic Health Risks

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The most popular breeds in America tend to be larger dogs with dependable temperaments to get their job done, whether in the home, in the field, or in a professional career. Four of the most common breeds are the Labrador Retriever, French Bulldog, German Shepherd Dog, and Golden Retriever.  Common genetic health risks for Golden...

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Can Genetic Health Screening Prevent Dogs from Enrolling in Pet Health Insurance?

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One of the first questions dog owners tend to ask veterinarians when discussing whether to do a genetic health screening on their dog is, “Will this affect my dog’s ability to get pet health insurance if the screening reveals an at-risk condition?” Dog owners also ask, “Can genetic test results be considered proof of pre-existing...

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How Veterinarians Can Use Canine Genetic Health Test Results

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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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How Veterinarians Can Incorporate Dog DNA Testing Into Their Practice

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In this video, discover how the Telford Veterinary Hospital incorporates Embark DNA Test results into their practice.  

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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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