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Dog Genetic Health

Dog Breeds

A Guide to Beagles


Whether you’ve just welcomed a Beagle into your home or you’re thinking of adding one to your family, you’ve come to the right place; we have the information you need to properly train and care for him or her. This guide to Beagles was compiled with new dog owners in mind, but we also have...

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Dog Breeds

A Guide to Basenjis


Have you ever had a Basenji in your family before? Are you welcoming a new Basenji puppy into your home? Whether you are simply looking for more information on Basenjis or are brand new to this breed, you’ve come to the right place. This guide to Basenjis was compiled with new dog owners in mind,...

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Exercise Induced Collapse in Dogs
Health Conditions

Exercise-Induced Collapse in Dogs


Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) in dogs is a common neurologic/brain and spinal cord disorder that can cause muscle weakness in dogs, leading to a sudden collapse during otherwise normal puppy play sessions. In a 2008 survey, owners reported that episodes were more likely to occur during times of excitement or, less commonly reported, high environmental temperatures....

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Dog Genetic Health

Common genetic diseases can affect all dogs, while specific genetic conditions can only be found in certain breeds. Our guide to dog breeds can inform owners about which DNA tests Embark tests for that are important based on breed.

Learn more with our resources that explain the symptoms and signs, and how DNA testing can confirm or rule out if your dog is at risk for genetic diseases. Some of the most common genetic conditions include Canine Ichthyosis, PRA, IVDD, and DM.

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