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Preventive Care

What To Do If Your Dog Has Diarrhea


Sometimes diarrhea is actually a normal response. It can be an effective way for the body to purge itself of a toxin or pathogen. But sometimes, especially if it lasts for more than 48 hours, diarrhea can be a sign of an underlying health problem.  What’s really going on when your dog has diarrhea? How...

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What To Do If Your Puppy Has Diarrhea


Your new puppy is busy! All that playing, learning, and growing on the outside is only part of what’s going on. All your puppy’s internal systems are busy developing too. And because puppies’ immune and digestive systems are still immature, a parasite, pathogen, or even a new food can cause a lot more trouble than...

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The Science Behind the Embark Dog Age Test


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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7 Effective Ways To Tell How Big Your Puppy Will Get


Puppy owners are always curious about how big their puppy will get when they reach adulthood. This is a perfectly natural question, as everyone wants to make sure their new furry friend will be able to fit comfortably in their home. However, a dog’s full-grown size is a complex trait to determine with 100% certainty....

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How to Care for Your Dog at Every Life Stage


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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Training & Behavior

How to Entertain Your Dog Indoors


Dogs need regular exercise, whether that’s a daily walk or playing with friends at the dog park. But when the weather is too hot or too cold for long walks, it can be challenging to find ways to keep your dog entertained indoors. A mix of activities your dog can do on their own and...

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Bonding With Your Dog

The Science Behind Why We Love Our Dogs


Do you ever look into your dog’s eyes… and wonder if they love you as much as you love them? Science has some clues about that. Animals can imprint on humans In the early 1930s, an Austrian scientist named Konrad Lorenz kept a collection of goose eggs and waited until they hatched. When they emerged,...

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How to Puppy-Proof Your House


Anyone who’s ever had a puppy knows that they’re naturally inquisitive, exploring every nook and cranny and reacting to the sights, sounds, and smells all around them. But that curiosity can sometimes lead to serious illness or injury, so it’s important to make your home safe for your new arrival. From toxic foods to dangerous...

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New Puppy Checklist


Getting a puppy can be one of life’s greatest joys, but new pet parents know the experience can also be overwhelming.   At Embark, we understand the unique challenges a new puppy can bring. We’ve put together this comprehensive new puppy checklist to ensure that you have everything you need to help your dog stay...

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Top 20 Questions to Ask Breeders Before Buying a Puppy


Adding a puppy to your family is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. You’ll want confidence in the breeder that they have put the health and welfare of the puppy first. When that 8-week-old jumble of joy arrives at your new home, how will you know if you have done your homework...

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Bonding With Your Dog

Dog Breed Reveal Party Ideas


It’s almost time for the big reveal! Just a few short weeks ago, you sent in your swab from the Embark Dog DNA Kit. You’ve been dying to know if Gunner’s part Aussie or Border Collie or where Luna gets those cute webbed feet — and soon all your questions will be answered. Check Out...

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Dog Nutrition

Can Dogs Eat Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Foods?


The holidays are coming, and it’s natural for dog lovers to want to include their canine companions in the festivities. But as hard as it can be to resist those puppy-dog eyes when they’re gazing longingly at the turkey, stuffing, and sweet potatoes on the table, those tasty treats may not be the best for...

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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.

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