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Expert Advice: Health How to Make a Dog Throw Up
We've all been there. Our dogs eat something that they are not supposed to -- a human medication, your other dog's medication, or a tasty treat such as chocolate or raisins -- and our first thought is, "how do I make my dog throw up?" Vomiting is a quick way to remove a harmful substance […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-make-a-dog-throw-up/ | May 23, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Is My Dog Limping?
Like us, dogs limp for a variety of reasons. Unlike us, dogs can’t tell us what happened or where it hurts using words, leaving us struggling to figure it out for ourselves. Your most valuable resource for determining the cause of your dog’s limp is your veterinarian. Before calling to make an appointment, however, most […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-is-my-dog-limping/ | May 21, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Chow Chows Have Blue Tongues?
Everything about the Chow Chow captures the imagination, from its magnificent, lion-like appearance to its long and storied history, but nothing catches the eye quite like his tongue. The Chow Chow's blue-black tongue sets it apart from almost every other dog breed. But why do Chows have blue tongues? We reached out to Linda Love […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-chow-chows-have-blue-tongues/ | April 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Can I Leave My Dog in the Car If I Crack a Window?
Most dog owners know that you can’t leave a pet in a hot car. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in just minutes, putting your dog at risk of heat stroke. But what if you open a window a little bit? Does that make it safe to leave your dog in the car? The answer […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-in-hot-cars/ | April 23, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health Do Dogs Sweat?
As a dog owner, you may be used to seeing your canine companion pant in warm weather, but do dogs sweat? Contrary to popular belief, dogs do sweat, but sweating is only a small part of the process they use to cool themselves down. How Do Dogs Sweat? There’s a reason why you’ve never seen your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-sweat/ | April 18, 2019
Expert Advice: Home Emergency Preparedness: The Essential Guide for Dog Owners
Over the last several years the proliferation of natural disasters made one thing very clear to me: My family needed a disaster plan in place for our dogs. In September 2017, my spouse spent Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean with one of our dogs. When Irma went from a Category 3 to a Category 5 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/do-you-have-disaster-plan-for-dog/ | April 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories April Showers Bring Wet Dogs: How to Keep your Dog Dry in the Rain
For many dog owners, springtime means more time to play outside, train, and go on walks. But more time outdoors can also mean more mess, especially when there's rain. And while some dogs enjoy playing in the rain, there are many pups who dislike going on walks when the weather is wet. Some refuse to go […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/spring-dog-rain-products/ | April 4, 2019
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Create an Easter Egg Hunt That Your Dog Will Love
Easter is right around the corner, and children aren’t the only ones who enjoy hunting for treats. Setting up a dog Easter egg hunt is a great way to test your pup's sense of smell, and it is a fun activity for the whole family — as long as safety remains a top priority. Here […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-easter-egg-hunt/ | April 4, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Is It Dangerous for Dogs to Drink Salt Water?
Anyone who has ever swallowed a mouthful of salt water when swimming in the ocean knows how unpleasant it tastes. When dogs drink salt water, it can be dangerous for them, and it can even be deadly. Dogs Drinking Salt Water Dogs love the beach, but playing games of fetch, chasing waves, and swimming can […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-drinking-salt-water/ | April 1, 2019
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. Here are some tips to help you keep your home clean and safe for your dog. Read the Label As simple as it […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/tips-on-how-to-safely-use-cleaning-products-around-your-dog/ | March 22, 2019