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For the health of your dog.

Embark could help save your dog’s sight, prevent early death from heart disease, and so much more…

Discover a plan for healthy aging with Embark’s comprehensive genetic testing that lets you see 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 does. For your dog, this can mean having to quit the things they love to do. At Embark we are striving to make healthspan equal lifespan — to ensure your dog remains able to go for long walks, play fetch, and roll in their favorite puddle!

Extend your dog's healthspan by testing for genetic diseases that occur later in life including glaucoma, degenerative myelopathy, and dilated cardiomyopathy, three of the most common adult onset diseases in dogs. By knowing what to look for, you and your vet can begin treatment as early as possible.

Genetics tells us more than just breed

Your dog’s breed is just the beginning. Embark strives to give you the most complete genetic picture of your dog using cutting-edge science.

Genetically Predicted Age

Accurately care for your pup from birth to its senior years.

“One doggy year = seven human years” is a not-very-useful fiction. You may know that bigger breeds age more quickly than smaller breeds, and that younger dogs age more quickly than older dogs, but it’s actually much more complicated than that.

Embark’s unique genetic age algorithm gives you and your vet a precise ‘genetic age’ for your dog. This allows you and your vet to provide your pooch with the right age-appropriate food, health screenings, and care from birth through your dog’s senior years.

Genetically Predicted Size

Overweight or just big-boned?

In dogs, there are 17 critical genes that determine almost all of the variation in size. By directly examining these genes, 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.

Older dogs are more prone to osteoarthritis and other metabolic complications, some of which can be improved by keeping your dog at their optimal weight. Embark takes the guessing out of what your dog should weigh, helping you to keep them running at the front of the pack.

Your dog’s health report is one slobbery swab away!

Our panel of tests screens for genetic diseases found in 113 AKC-recognized dog breeds, including virtually all diseases for which genetic screening is recommended. Embark is the only test that provides you with both breed composition and disease status, because your pup’s health and your peace of mind mean the world to us.

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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 everyday. Take a look at what’s ahead.

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Genetically Informed Nutrition & Exercise

Grow up healthy and strong the right way.

At Embark, our goal is to help your best friend live a long and healthy life. Using a unique set of genetic markers, we can predict your dog’s size and optimal body weight. By breaking down your dog’s breed composition, we can also tell you what kind of exercise your dog will likely need: for example, a Border Collie has different exercise needs than a Neapolitan Mastiff.

Grooming needs and behavioral tendencies also vary from breed to breed, and knowing what kind of dog you have helps you better care for your dog and unlock hidden talents. Our nutrition experts are hard at work to finalize nutrition recommendations based on your dog’s unique genetics.

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

Embark on a Journey of Discovery

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