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Peace of Mind for Your Pet

How much do you know about your pet’s health? Over 50% of dogs are either a carrier or at risk of developing a genetic condition. Whether your dog is a mixed breed or purebred, they’re not immune to certain diseases and health issues, but, the sooner you know, the sooner you can take action. That’s where a dog DNA test comes in -- Embark, the most accurate test in the market, can make a real difference in how you plan to care for your canine companion.

Embark’s Dog DNA Test allows a dog owner to learn about their pup’s breed, ancestry, health, traits, and even relatives. Using a research-grade DNA genotyping platform, Embark tests for over 250 breeds and over 175 genetic health conditions and traits.

It’s important to learn about genetic health even if your dog is a purebred. In fact, Purebred dogs are 2.8 x more likely than mixed breeds to have a recessive disease. That’s 5 out of 100 purebred dogs at risk.

Let’s take a real, live example: Golden Retrievers, one of the most popular breeds in the US, are often At Risk for NCL (Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis). It's a very serious condition, but testing a breeding pair can ensure that puppies are not born with it.

Let’s say you do Embark’s test, and your dog is at risk for a serious condition -- they pair you with a vet to explain your result, answer your questions, and let you know how to work with your vet to create a care plan.

Embark’s kit is easy to use -- all it takes is a simple cheek swab from your dog. Each kit contains everything you need to get started.

Partnering with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine enables Embark to provide accurate, thorough results every pet parent can appreciate and understand.

So for peace of mind when it comes to your pet, be sure to visit And use the code PETCARE20 for $20 off your test.

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