Have you ever wondered about your dog’s unique mix of breeds? Thanks to companies like Embark Vet, now you can easily find out! This friendly guide will walk you through how to activate and use their dog DNA test kits so you can unlock the secrets of your pup’s genetic code.
Activating Your Embark Vet Kit at embarkvet.com/activate
Activating your kit is the first step to discovering your dog’s heritage. Here’s what you need:
- A high-speed Internet connection
- Access to a computer or mobile device
- Your kit’s 7-digit EM activation code
- Your kit’s 14-digit swab code
Easy Step-by-Step Activation
Activating your kit takes just a few minutes:
- Go to embarkvet.com/activate and log in or sign up for an account.
- Click “Activate Kit” next to your dog’s name and enter the codes from your kit when prompted.
- Answer any additional questions and finish the activation process.
It’s that easy! Embark will confirm via email once your kit is activated.
Collecting and Sending Your Dog’s Sample
To test your dog’s DNA, you’ll need to collect a saliva sample after activating your kit:
- Use the included swabs to gently rub the inside of your dog’s cheek for 30-60 seconds.
- Place the swabs back in the tube and make sure the lid is securely closed.
- Send the tube back to Embark using the provided prepaid package or envelope.
Embark will email confirmation when they receive the sample. Results are usually available within 2-4 weeks.
While waiting, try using Embark’s DNA relative finder to connect with other tested canine relatives!
Pro Tip: Make sure to close the tube tightly so the sample stays preserved! The liquid inside can keep the saliva viable for up to a year.
I hope this guide gives you confidence in activating and using your Embark dog DNA kit. Understanding your dog’s genetic makeup provides amazing insight into their health, behaviors, and needs. Let me know if you have any other questions!