TOP 006: Are Dog DNA Tests Beneficial? Interview with Embark CEO Ryan Boyko

Ryan Boyko Embark Dog DNA


Dog DNA testing is all the rage these days, but do they actually work and how beneficial is it to learn more about your dog’s genetics? I’m covering this and a lot more in today’s episode.

If you missed last week’s episode, you missed some great information about keeping your pet safe with fencing. I spoke with Marin Havrilla, the office manager at East Pet Fence, about the safety that a fence can provide for your dog. We also chatted about the dangers of electronic fencing, which is great information to have if you’re been wondering what type of fencing could be best for your canine companion.

This week I’m completely switching gears to answer a question that I’ve been wondering about for a while now: what are dog DNA tests, and are they actually beneficial? To get to the bottom of this question, I called Ryan Boyko, CEO of Embark. Embark is one of the leading canine DNA and genetic testing companies.

Ryan told me all about the benefits of having a DNA test done on your dog, and I have to say it really opened my eyes. I thought the idea was silly at first, but after speaking with Ryan I now understand the major health benefits that genetic testing can have and the long term savings that it will undoubtedly offer in the future.

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