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DNA Test Promises to Predict the Size and Future Health of Your Puppy

The DNA test kit from Embark claims to tell you how big a mixed-breed puppy may get and his risk for various genetic diseases.

Jackie Brown  |  Sep 27th 2016

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A veterinary genetics company has come out with a new DNA test kit that claims to tell you not only a dog’s breed makeup, but also how big a mixed-breed puppy is likely to get and his risk for more than 100 genetic diseases. The Embark Dog DNA Test from Embark Veterinary is a simple at-home cheek-swab kit, with no blood required.


It is available online and through select veterinarians. To learn more, visit

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