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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 life stage, 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...

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Planning The First Vet Appointment For Your Puppy

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Your puppy’s health is your first priority, so it’s important to schedule their first vet appointment in a timely manner. Going to the vet can be nerve-wracking for pups and owners alike, but these tips can help make it a positive experience. You should schedule the first vet appointment for your puppy as soon as...

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Top Dog Training Tips and Techniques

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Looking for advice on how to train your shelter dog or new puppy? Embark spoke with Carrie Weber of Good Dog Training to learn more about dog behavior and how DNA testing can help you and your trainer better assist your pup. Whether you have a puppy that’s still learning their manners or a senior...

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Food Allergies in Dogs: Types, Signs, and Common Triggers

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Food allergies in dogs are an immune response that can cause skin issues or gastrointestinal discomfort for your pet. Keep reading to learn about the types of food allergies in dogs, common triggers, and how to manage them. What are food allergies in dogs? A food allergy is an overreaction of the immune system that...

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Contact Allergies in Dogs: Causes, Signs, and Treatment

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Contact allergies are relatively uncommon in dogs, but they can cause itching, inflammation, and discomfort for your pet. Keep reading to learn the telltale signs of contact allergies and some home remedies to help you manage them. What are contact allergies? A contact allergy (also known as contact dermatitis) is a skin reaction that occurs...

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Caring for Your Senior Dog

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Senior dogs are special, and they deserve our best. We spoke with Dr. Jenna Dockweiler, MS, DVM, DACT, CCRT, CVAT about how to give senior dogs the extra care they need to stay healthy, happy, and comfortable in their older years.  Dr. Dockweiler is an expert in veterinary medicine and a Veterinary Geneticist at Embark....

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Calculating Dog Age in Human Years

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You may have heard of the traditional idea that to calculate a dog’s age in human years, you multiply their age by seven. You might be surprised to find out that this rule is a myth.  As the American Veterinary Medical Association says, “Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not age at a rate of...

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Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

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As you may already know, flea and tick prevention is a crucial part of your dog’s care. Why is it so important? Fleas and ticks are parasites that can carry other parasites or diseases that affect pets. Many of these infections are treatable, but preventing infection in the first place is the most effective way...

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Top 5 Most Cuddly Dog Breeds

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Just as we love our dogs, our dogs love us, too, and they show their love in different ways. Different dogs and dog breeds vary widely in how much they like to be curled up next to their human. It’s a quality that humans have encouraged and selected for, as we’ve domesticated dogs to be...

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​5 Ways to Bond With Your Dog for a Stronger Relationship

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For thousands of years, dogs have held the title of “humankind’s best friend,” and for good reason, too! They make us laugh, bring us comfort, and shower us with unconditional love. So is it any wonder we want to strengthen the emotional bond we share with them? Below are five simple ways to help build...

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Can Dogs Get Sunburns?

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Can dogs get sunburns? While it’s not as common in dogs as it is in humans, dogs can get sunburned—especially in areas where their coat is thin. The ears, top of the nose, groin, and belly are most at risk, particularly in dogs with white or light-colored coats and/or pink skin. In this article, we’ll...

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The Gene Behind Increased Appetite in Dogs

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Have you ever wondered why some dogs always seem to be hungry? If you have a food-motivated dog, you’re not alone. It turns out that genetics may offer clues behind food motivation, and understanding the science can help you manage your dog’s increased appetite more effectively. In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look at...

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The Importance of Regular Vet Visits for Your Dog

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Dogs are part of the family, and like any other family member, they need routine medical checkups and preventive care. From vaccinations and parasite prevention to early detection of diseases, regular visits to the veterinary clinic are essential for your dog’s health. In this article, we’ll explain what happens during a routine veterinary checkup and...

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Dog Toy Safety Tips

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Toys are important parts of your dog’s life. They provide enrichment, exercise, an outlet for teething, and—most importantly—fun! But dog toys can also pose potential safety hazards. Keep your dog safe and avoid potential injuries with these dog toy safety tips. General dog toy safety tips Always inspect new toys before giving them to your dog....

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Dog First Aid and Preparing for Emergencies

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Emergencies can strike at any time. Being prepared with a dog first aid kit and an emergency plan can help you respond to unexpected injuries, accidents, or natural disasters. In some cases, it may even be lifesaving. How to make a dog first aid kit Many of the items commonly found in a family first...

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Dog Care

From puppyhood to the senior years, caring for a dog is a rewarding experience. Beyond the joy they bring us, dogs also come with unique needs. Providing the right training, nutrition, and preventive care is important for their physical and mental well-being.

At Embark, we want to help all dogs live healthier lives. Here, we share expert dog care advice, including tips from veterinarians, training resources, and checklists to help you keep your dog happy and healthy.