Our Oral Health Test is an easy, at-home test that analyzes the bacteria in your dog's mouth and helps you evaluate the effectiveness of an oral health intervention, such as tooth brushing, oral prebiotics, or dental cleanings.
The Embark Oral Health testing couldn’t be easier - or more reliable!
Discover the true state of your dog's oral health with this innovative at-home test from Embark. Uncover bacterial imbalances that may be affecting your furry friend's well-being. This comprehensive test provides valuable insights to tailor your dog's diet, supplements, or lifestyle for improved health outcomes. Take control of your dog's oral health today and give them the oral care they deserve.
Oral Health Testing
Backed by Science
Founded by Scientists, Developed by Veterinarians for Dog owners
Accurate Breed Testing
Advanced Technology for Accurate Results on Microbiome Diversity
Protecting your dog’s wellness - a number one priority
The Embark at-home test analyzes the bacteria in your dog’s mouth to assess their oral health. Poor oral health can cause bad breath, gum disease, tooth loss, and other health issues. With the Oral Health Test, you can evaluate the health of your dog’s oral microbiome to determine if they need a dental cleaning or other intervention.
✓ Results 2-3 weeks after we receive your sample
✓Get a report of your dog's oral microbiome
✓ Learn whether your dog’s current oral health regimen is working or if a trip to the veterinarian is recommended
✓ Retest to measure how your dog responds to an oral health intervention
BETTER SCIENCE FOR HAPPIER DOGS
Research partners of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Official dog DNA test of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
WHAT TESTING WILL SHOW
Simply use the test kit provided to test your dog’s oral health prior to an oral intervention. Next, try the recommended oral health intervention (tooth brushing, dental chews, drinkable prebiotics, dental cleanings, etc.) for at least 14 days.
Learn what types of oral health interventions balance your dog’s oral biome and improve their health by retesting over time.
See For Yourself
A healthier gut
The Gut Biome test is very comprehensive and really impressive! My dog showed some high bad bacteria, and low good bacteria. She had intermittent vomiting and rare occasional bloody diarrhea, along with bad breath, low energy, frequent nausea and poor appetite. The first round of Gut Restore pills did improve her health, along with a change of diet, and supplements.
Just for the educational value of the report alone I felt it was worth my money. I have purchased two more kits to test the other dog and re-test the one I tested already.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best time to collect a sample is first thing in the morning, before feeding your dog. Food particles can contaminate the sample and make the results less accurate.
Go to embarkvet.com/activate to sign in or create an account and complete your dog’s profile. Activate the kit, using the six-character ID code printed on the tubes. Please note that your sample must be registered in order for our scientists to complete the analysis.
Yes, your sample is safe. The sample tubes contain a special liquid that keeps the bacteria perfectly preserved for analysis, across a very wide range of temperatures. Once inside the tube, the sample is stable for several months.
About Embark A different kind of dog DNA company
Not all dog DNA tests are created equal - and neither are the companies that make them. While some of of Embark’s competitors are part of big conglomerates, Embark is a startup founded by dog-loving scientists and veterinarians. They only focus on one thing: canine health.
Their founders, Ryan and Adam Boyko, spent years traveling the world and swabbing dogs in remote areas of Europe, Asia, and South America. But they knew there was more they could do to support all dogs.