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Pages COVID-19 Coronavirus: Updates from the American Kennel Club
American Kennel Club Updates on COVID-19 Pandemic Please see the following message from the AKC Board of Directors and AKC Staff: Covid-19: Participating in Dog Sports The American Kennel Club continues to encourage each of its 5,000 clubs to adhere to federal, state and local restrictions pertaining to minimizing the spread of COVID-19.  As states […]
https://www.akc.org/press-center/covid-19-updates-from-the-american-kennel-club/ | March 26, 2020
Expert Advice: Health Coping with Dog Loss and Grief in the Midst of the Coronavirus
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. —Maya Angelou A young vet assistant carried my Lab, Fergus, into a room set aside for euthanasia. While Fergus lay on a large, soft pillow, I lay down beside him. I told him what a good guy he was and how I loved him. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/coping-with-dog-loss-and-grief-in-the-midst-of-the-coronavirus/ | July 22, 2020
Expert Advice: News Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs Deployed at Finland Airport
A Finland airport has a new way to test passengers for COVID-19 — coronavirus-sniffing dogs. On Wednesday, September 23, the Helsinki Airport in Finland launched a four-month trial program that includes coronavirus-sniffing dogs. Researchers believe that changes in health, such as a virus, affects the way people smell. With this trial, researchers want to prove […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/coronavirus-sniffing-dogs-deployed-in-finland/ | September 23, 2020
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Expert Advice: News Canine Coronavirus: Understanding Coronavirus in Dogs
In the dog community, the word "coronavirus" is far from new. For decades, we have known dogs can contract coronaviruses. In fact, Canine Coronavirus was first discovered in Germany in 1971 after an outbreak among guard dogs and vaccines have been available at most veterinary practices for years. These coronaviruses, however, are not the same virus […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/canine-coronavirus-coronaviruses-dogs/ | May 21, 2021
Bulldog puppy getting a check-up at the vet.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Vaccinations: What Diseases Can They Prevent?
Puppy vaccinations can help prevent your new pet from getting very sick. Learn about some of the diseases that puppy vaccinations may help your dog avoid.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-vaccines-infection-disease/ | January 1, 2009
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Expert Advice: Health Vaccinations for Your Dog: the Upshot
Opinions differ over the necessity of some dog vaccinations and the timeframe for vaccinating your dog. Consult your vet about your dog’s vaccinations. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) made headlines in 2003 when it published its vaccination recommendations. It suggested that a few vaccines are absolutely necessary, but some are only required in unique […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/vaccinations-for-your-dog-the-upshot/ | March 24, 2015
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Take Precautions to Prevent Kennel Cough
One dog with kennel cough can quickly lead to every dog in your kennel contracting the illness. Find out below what you can do to prevent an outbreak in your kennel or home. What Is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper-respiratory infection seen in dogs of all ages. Kennel cough is a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/take-precautions-to-prevent-kennel-cough/ | December 5, 2017
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Kennel Cough in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
Kennel cough in dogs is a highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs. But what causes kennel cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis), and how can you prevent your dog from getting it? Learn more about kennel cough in dogs to help keep your pet healthy. How Does Kennel Cough in Dogs Spread? Dogs commonly […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/kennel-cough-in-dogs/ | January 23, 2019
Expert Advice: News Conservation Dogs Sniff Out Wildlife, Invasive Species, Diseases, and More
You've likely seen viral photos of search dogs in Australia locating and saving Koalas amidst the country's devastating fires. But did you know those aren't the only dogs trained to support conservation efforts? Sniffing out animals, scat, plants, diseases, and more, specially-trained conservation dogs and their handlers are hard at work across the United States […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/conservation-dogs-sniff-out-wildlife-diseases-more/ | March 3, 2020

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