Health

Discover a plan for healthy aging with Embark’s comprehensive genetic testing that enables you to learn more about your dog than ever before.

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Make healthspan = lifespan

Embark helps you care for your dog in a way that leads to a higher quality of life, for longer.

Healthspan is the time of an individual's life where they are healthy and active. Unfortunately, healthspan can deteriorate long before lifespan. For your dog, this can mean having to quit the things they love to do like long walks & playing fetch.

Extend your dog's healthspan by testing for 170+ genetic diseases that occur later in life including glaucoma, degenerative myelopathy, and dilated cardiomyopathy, three of the most common adult-onset diseases in dogs. Knowing as early as possible means starting treatment early too.

Health conditions we test for

Clinical Traits to Give Your Vet

Only Embark provides these actionable results

Clinical traits are often what we call vet-actionable because they influence how your vet interprets your dog’s clinical data, or how they determine your pet’s diagnostic, monitoring, or treatment plan.

For example, Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) is a value that vets measure in routine bloodwork. Learning what your dog's "normal" ALT values are from a DNA test can help your vet better understand bloodwork results in relation to your dog's liver health.

Embark Health Genetic Size

Genetically Predicted Size

Overweight or just big-boned?

We can give you the best possible prediction of how big your puppy will grow up to be or whether your dog is one of the 50% of dogs in America that is overweight.

Embark takes the guessing out of what your dog should weigh, helping you to keep them running at the front of the pack.

We are just getting started.

Discovery is in our DNA. With your help, Embark is moving towards a future of personalized health care for your dog by understanding the genetic landscape of our pets and uncovering new information every day. Take a look at what’s ahead.

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Ongoing Research

Collaborative Care

We’ve come a long way in understanding the genetics of health and disease, and we have much farther to go. Embark collaborates with canine genetics researchers around the world, and we want to collaborate with you too.

Ongoing Research Includes:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Lymphoma
  • Atopy & allergic tendencies
  • Irritable bowel disease & food intolerance
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