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Signs of Allergies in Dogs: Types and What to Look For

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Dogs and people share many traits, among them having allergies and allergic reactions. But not all allergies show up the same way, and at first glance, pet parents might not know if their dog has seasonal allergies, food allergies, or something else. ‌Understanding the signs of allergies in dogs can help reveal possible solutions, including...

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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 from the Embark veterinary team will help make it a positive experience. You should schedule the first vet appointment for...

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How to Puppy-Proof Your House

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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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Embark Discovers Variant Associated with Hearing Loss in Rhodesian Ridgebacks

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Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in humans and dogs. Just like humans, Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs can experience progressive hearing loss early in life. This condition is known as early-onset adult deafness (EOAD).  With this form of deafness, dogs lose their hearing by the time they are 1–2 years old. Some purebred...

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Fanny’s Unique Story About Vitiligo in Dogs

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Fanny (@fannyasfresh) is a Bernese Mountain Dog who tells a unique story about vitiligo in dogs. Fanny might have a rare condition called vitiligo. Her owner shared on Instagram that Fanny’s black fur started changing color when she was 3 or 4 years old. The color change started on her head, gradually at first, and...

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Can Dogs Eat Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Foods?

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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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Can Dogs Eat Shrimp?

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If you have a new dog or puppy, you probably have hundreds of questions about how to give them the best care. Chief among those — what is safe for your dog to eat? In this article, you’ll learn how your dog can safely eat shrimp.  Shrimp is one of the most popular seafoods in...

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Post-Pandemic Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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Pet adoptions soared during the pandemic lockdown and now the world for many of us is beginning to open up. While going back to school or the office may feel like returning to normal for many humans, the opposite is true for pets and pandemic puppies who will be spending less time with their owners....

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Dogs and Fireworks: 4th of July Dog Survival Guide

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With July 4th just around the corner, there’s no doubt that it is fireworks season. This time of year can often be fraught for dogs and their owners. But with these tips and factoids, you can help your dog have a safe, fear-free summer. Why are dogs afraid of fireworks? The short answer? Fireworks are...

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5 Questions with Ausra Milano, Embark Research Scientist

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Embark scientist? When your dog’s Embark swab goes to the lab to be studied, there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes. Ausra Milano is a research scientist who makes sure Embark’s DNA swabs are processed properly. Ausra is also actively...

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Dog Teeth: How to Maintain Your Dog’s Dental Health

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You’ve got the brush-twice-a-day thing down pat for yourself and go to the dentist regularly, but you might be asking, how often should I brush my dog’s teeth? You might also be wondering if a professional should do your dog’s teeth cleaning and if so, what that involves.  Your dog’s dental health is more important...

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Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Dogs Explained

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Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a hereditary condition that results in vision loss in dogs (as well as humans). Blindness has many causes and can be a common health issue in dogs, especially if they’re older. It may sound scary, but dogs are able to cope well with blindness thanks to their other senses. PRA...

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Coronavirus and Dogs: What You Need to Know

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At Embark, we take canine health very seriously. Below, please find advice for caring for your dog during the Coronavirus crisis. As this illness is still relatively new, recommended procedures can change quickly as we learn more. Please refer to the CDC website for the most up to date information.  Is my dog at risk...

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Dog Shedding Explained

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When asked about dog shedding, many owners looking to bring home a new pet would say they have a preference for non-shedding dogs. Between allergies and keeping the house clean, shedding dogs get a bit of a bad rep. But the fact is most dogs shed. According to Embark’s latest health survey, nearly half of...

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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. Yes, it’s all about teeth today. We will discuss how veterinarians determine dog age using a teeth chart and share how your puppy’s teeth are the key to predicting their age. Often, adopted dogs are a mixture...

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