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Aging

Dogs go through five major life stages, which bring changes to health, diet, exercise, socialization, and behavior. Knowing a dog’s age can help you give them the best possible care.

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Aging

The Science Behind the Embark Dog Age Test

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As of October 4, 2022, the Embark Dog Age Test is available to order. The Age Test uses a dog’s DNA to measure their calendar age. Specifically, it uses a type of DNA marker called methylation. Here, we explore the science behind the Age Test and explain how DNA methylation can be used to calculate...

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10 Questions to Ask Your Veterinarian About Senior Dog Care

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We know it’s never easy to think about your dog getting older.  You might have received Embark Age Test results for your dog that were older than you expected. Or maybe you recently adopted a senior dog with an unknown age.  Whatever the case may be, having an accurate idea of your dog’s age can...

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How to Tell the Age of a Puppy Using Their Teeth

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Say cheese! It’s time to discover how to tell the age of a puppy based on their teeth. We will discuss how veterinarians determine dog age using a teeth chart and share how your puppy’s teeth can help you estimate their age. Often, adopted dogs are a mixture of multiple breeds, so it’s hard to...

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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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How to Care for Your Dog at Every Age

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There are several ways veterinarians estimate dog age and puppy age. Knowing a dog’s age can help inform what kind of lifestyle and preventive care plan is right for them.  As dogs age, their social, behavioral, and health needs change. Read on to learn more about dog age and health, and find tips for giving...

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