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Expert Advice: General Health Medical Emergency Tips for Your Dog
It's an unfortunate fact that dogs, like people, experience medical emergencies. If your pet falls victim to illness or an accident, he will need to see a veterinarian stat. The following tips may keep your dog out of immediate danger until he receives professional help. What to Do in Emergencies One of the first steps […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/emergencies-first-aid/ | October 10, 2018
Expert Advice: News What You Need to Know About Evacuating With Your Dog
First things first: Never ignore a warning to evacuate due to a possible natural disaster. You may think that you and your dog will be more comfortable at home, but ignoring the advice of local authorities puts both of you in danger. Authorities may give you notice of mandatory or voluntary evacuation one or two […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/need-know-evacuating-dog/ | September 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Sheltering in Place With Your Dog During a Natural Disaster
Depending on the type and intensity of a natural disaster, it may be safer for you and your dog to stay where you are than to evacuate. FEMA advises that sheltering in place is appropriate when “conditions require that you seek immediate protection in your home, place of employment, school, or other location when disaster […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/sheltering-place-dog-natural-disaster/ | September 14, 2018
Expert Advice: News 6 Steps to Finding Your Lost Dog
 It’s your worst nightmare come true: Getting separated from your dog. No one ever wants to think about it happening, but it can, especially during an emergency like a natural disaster. If you can’t find your dog, here’s what to do: Do not delay! Immediately start searching, before your dog roams too far. Enlist help […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/6-steps-finding-lost-dog/ | September 14, 2018
Expert Advice: News Create an Emergency Evacuation Plan for You and Your Dog
Many emergency situations may require you and your dog to evacuate from your home for safety reasons, and the risk of a natural disaster is the most common. If you ever need to evacuate your home, never, leave your dog behind. You have legal rights to take him with you. The PETS Act requires that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/create-emergency-evacuation-plan-dog/ | September 14, 2018
Expert Advice: News How Dog Owners Can Help Their Communities in Times of Crises
Donate to AKC Pet Disaster Relief and help provide pet-related assistance immediately following a disaster. Your donation helps with relief efforts, such as purchasing and donating the AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers, and providing supplies for emergency pet sheltering organizations. With your help, pet owners don’t need to risk staying in harm’s way because they […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dog-owners-can-help-communities-times-crises/ | September 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: News 20 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe in a Flood
Floods have the unfortunate distinction of being the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can develop slowly as a result of rain or snow, or they can come on quickly and with no warning, as in the case of flash floods. Not only can floods cause major damage, they can also be […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/20-ways-keep-dog-safe-flood/ | September 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 75 Ways to Be a Responsible Dog Owner
Owning a dog is a joy, privilege, and responsibility. If you are considering bringing a canine companion into your life, think seriously about the commitment that being a responsible dog owner entails. The AKC is committed to protecting the health and well-being of all dogs. In honor of AKC's Responsible Dog Ownership Day, here are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/responsible-dog-owner/ | September 7, 2018
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle AKC Readers Share Their Dogs’ Funniest Moments for Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
In honor of Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day on Aug. 28, we asked AKC readers to submit the funniest memories they have of their dearly departed dogs. What we got was a mix of hilarious, entertaining, and heartwarming stories about the pets that still hold a piece of their owners' hearts. Scroll through the slideshow above […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/rainbow-bridge-dog/ | August 28, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Dog Breeding for Beginners: What You Should Know
Planning a litter of puppies? Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, Ph.D, DACT, professor of small animal reproduction at the University of Minnesota, answers frequently asked questions from breeders preparing to breed that promising next litter. How Often Do Dogs Go Into Heat? Bitches should have an obvious heat cycle by 24 months of age. Although […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/dog-breeding-tips-for-beginners/ | August 27, 2018

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