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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
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
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
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 Leptospirosis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Water and soil outside can contain bacteria that can be dangerous to your dog, even causing a leptospirosis infection. What is leptospirosis in dogs?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/leptospirosis-in-dogs/ | August 7, 2023
Legislative Alerts U.S. Senate Update: AKC Lauds Introduction of Healthy Dog Importation Act to Protect Animal and Public Health
The American Kennel Club welcomes the introduction of the Healthy Dog Importation Act of 2023  in the United States Senate. AKC is grateful for the continuing and bipartisan leadership of Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tina Smith (D-Minn.) as lead sponsors of the bill and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga), Roger Marshall (R-Kan) and Kirsten Gillibrand […]
https://www.akc.org/legislative-alerts/u-s-senate-update-akc-lauds-introduction-healthy-dog-importation-act-protect-animal-public-health/ | February 17, 2023
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Get Colds?
Rarely life-threatening but always irritating, the common cold is just a fact of life for humans. But can dogs get colds? Dogs can get infections that make them sneeze and sniffle, just like we do. However, your dog's cold symptoms could also be the result of a more serious disease. What Is a Cold? When […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-colds/ | January 17, 2023
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Diarrhea Survival Guide
It’s not a topic anyone likes to discuss, but if you own a dog, chances are you have found yourself cleaning up a smelly mess of dog diarrhea (or, not-quite-politely put, doggie "runs") more times than you’d care to think about. Diarrhea is a common dog condition and it varies in frequency, duration, and intensity […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/doggie-diarrhea/ | December 13, 2022
Expert Advice: Obedience 13-Year-Old Cocker Spaniel Overcomes Injuries, Makes Obedience History
If you saw Cherry Pie today, you'd have no idea the athletic, 13-year-old Cocker Spaniel was once a broken-boned puppy, hit by a car, and on the verge of euthanasia. Now in her golden years, the senior dog is healthier than ever, and she has a lifetime of accomplishments to show for it. But before […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/11-year-old-cocker-spaniel-overcomes-injuries-makes-obedience-history/ | November 22, 2022
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Upper Respiratory Infections in Dogs: What You Need to Know
Are you noticing your dog has a runny nose and a sudden, harsh cough that sounds like a goose honking? There's a good chance they're suffering from an upper respiratory infection. You might dismiss a cough as something that will pass in a few days. While this is often the case, these types of infections […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/upper-respiratory-infections-dogs-need-know/ | November 17, 2022
Expert Advice: Dog Sports AKC Titles & Programs You Can Do From Home
So many parts of our daily lives have changed in the past few years. While our favorite dog activities — from classes and seminars to shows — have resumed safely, there are now some permanent virtual training options that you can do from the comfort of your home or on vacation. You and your dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/akc-titles-programs-can-home/ | July 14, 2022
Pembroke Welsh Corgi sniffing a baby's foot at home.
Expert Advice: News Study Shows Dogs Detect COVID-19 Infections Better Than PCR Tests
When you need to get tested for COVID-19, what would you rather have: a swab pushed deep into your left and right nostrils or a friendly sniff from a gentle dog? Recent research suggests that a dog's incredible nose may be one of the best answers to early detection of COVID-19 infection in humans. Rapid […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dogs-detect-covid-19/ | June 10, 2022
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Expert Advice: Health Can Dogs Get COVID?
In early March 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 novel coronavirus is a global pandemic. In the panic over the spread of the virus, people are worried not only about their own health but the health of their dogs, cats, and other pets. According to the Centers for Disease Control, "there is no […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-covid/ | April 11, 2022
Expert Advice: Cleaning Tips on How to Safely Use Cleaning Products Around Your Dog
Life with dogs gets messy. Keeping an arsenal of cleaning products and supplies on hand is essential for our sanity as dog owners, but using these cleaning products safely can get tricky. Now more than ever, people are doing their best to keep their homes clean to prevent COVID-19. Here are some tips to help […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/tips-on-how-to-safely-use-cleaning-products-around-your-dog/ | February 10, 2022
Expert Advice: Conformation Irish Terrier in NYC Becomes Unexpected Champion Show Dog
The story of “Woodbine, the Pandemic Puppy” starts with Christmas 2019 when James Canavan surprised his wife, Breedette Hayes, with a gift book, “The Curious History of Irish Dogs,” by David Blake Knox. “We live in New York City but are originally from Ireland, so we were keen to learn more about native breeds,” says […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/irish-terrier-unexpected-champion-show-dog/ | January 28, 2022
Bulldog puppy getting a check-up at the vet.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Your Complete Guide to First-Year Puppy Vaccinations
When you bring that fuzzy ball of puppy energy into your home, you know right away that your new puppy depends on you for, well, everything. It’s up to you to give your new puppy all the care they need every day. It can be a little intimidating — your puppy needs the best puppy […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-shots-complete-guide/ | January 1, 2022
Expert Advice: News Therapy Dog “Teddy” Awarded for Extraordinary Sense of Empathy
Teddy is one of five 2021 AKC Awards for Canine Excellence recipients, winning the Therapy Dog category. This category recognizes certified therapy dogs working in hospitals, schools, disaster sites, war zones, and wherever else the affection of a good dog can provide comfort. Team Teddy is all about emotional acuity and familial commitment that elicits […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/therapy-dog-teddy-awarded-extraordinary-sense-empathy/ | December 7, 2021
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Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health How Social Media Can Help Us Cope With Pet Loss
Losing a pet can bring on intense feelings of emptiness and despair. Because pets can't speak for themselves, owners might feel guilty, believing they could have done more to prevent the loss or ease their pet's suffering while they were alive. For advice, we spoke to Jackie Pajan, a TikTok creator known as Rainbow Bridge […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-overcome-pet-loss-through-social-media/ | November 11, 2021
Expert Advice: News Can I Walk My Dog if I Have COVID?
On March 11, 2020, the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. As the virus has spread to countries across the world, the big question concerning pet owners is: can dogs get coronavirus? There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 is a threat to dogs. That said, dog owners […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/can-i-walk-my-dog-covid/ | November 11, 2021

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