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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

5 Steps to a Senior Dog-Proof Home

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Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links, meaning that Embark may receive a small commission if you make a purchase. All linked products have been reviewed by a veterinarian.  As dogs get older, they undergo behavioral and physical changes. You may notice that your once-energetic dog now happily snoozes the day away and moves more slowly...

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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. Perhaps you recently adopted an older dog, and you might be wondering what type of senior dog care is appropriate for them.  Whatever the case may be,...

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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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How to Care for Your Dog at Every Life Stage

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

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How to Tell the Age of a Puppy Using Their Teeth

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Say cheese! Let’s discuss how to tell the age of a puppy based on their teeth. We’ll explain how veterinarians determine dog age using a teeth chart, how your puppy’s teeth can help you estimate their age, and how the science of DNA methylation offers a new way to estimate a dog’s age with remarkable...

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How Veterinarians Estimate Dog Age

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We understand why it’s important for you to know how old your dog is. You want to be prepared and give them 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 about their food,...

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