DNA kits aren't just for people. This holiday season, you can grab a DNA kit for your dog to find out about their health and heritage. For Cyber Monday, Embark has two kinds of DNA kits discounted by 30 percent. You can grab a kit that only tests your dog's breed, or you can also get a health screening done for common diseases that can be detected by DNA tests.
Embark Dog DNA Test
Find out about your dog
This dog DNA test discovers your dog's breed and variety. It also checks for health risks, including over 190 genetic diseases.
Embark has two dog DNA tests available at a discount right now. The less expensive dog DNA test (opens in new tab) only focuses on your dog's breed. The test compares your furry friend to over 350 dog breeds to discover its lineage and variations. The platform for testing was made in partnership with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. According to Embark, the test can determine the breed of mixed breed dogs down to five percent of the total breed makeup. You can also find the living relatives of your dogs with the included Doggy DNA Relative Finder.
The dog DNA breed + health test (opens in new tab) covers all of the same breed-testing and also adds a health test. This screens for over 190 genetic diseases that your dog could be at high risk for, including MDR1 drug sensitivity, glaucoma, degenerative myelopathy, and dilated cardiomyopathy.
Results for the test take from three to five weeks. If you want to get your own DNA tested while you find out more about your furry friend, you can grab an AncestryDNA test that's also discounted for Cyber Monday.
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