If you’ve already used Embark’s Breed Identification Kit but want to find out if your dog is vulnerable to genetic diseases, this kit is a good buy. It can test more than 190 genetic diseases including degenerative myelopathy, MDR1 drug sensitivity, glaucoma, and other adult-related dog diseases.
The kit screens more than 350 dog breeds and varieties. By comparison, we found it provides the most comprehensive results for your dog’s genetic lineage. Also, the results are more accurate and consistent with other dog DNA testing kits.
The company claims to provide results in 2-4 weeks but we found it took the longest compared to other dog testing kits Wisdom Panel. As such, you want to consider using this kit when you’re not pressed for time.
Genetic disease detection
The kit screens for more than 190 genetic diseases which are more than any kit we’ve tested. Comparatively, DNA My Dog’s health screening tests for 100+ diseases and Wisdom Panel tests for 152 genetic diseases. What’s more, if the dog has a severe genetic condition, Embark sends a personalized email before sending the results. The email explains more about the genetic disease including the breed causing that condition.
Value for money
We found this kit quite pricey compared to other test kits on the list. However, its ability to provide comprehensive results including your dog’s genetic disorders makes it worth every dime.
The kit is best for dog owners who want accurate and comprehensive DNA test results. Also, if you’re concerned with your dog’s genetic health this kit won’t disappoint you. You may need to wait longer to get the test results, but you can reliably use them to rule out any genetic disorders your dog may be exhibiting.