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Expert Advice: Products & Accessories How to Choose the Best Dog Carrier
Whether you and your dog travel the world together or you just need a way to carry him to the vet, a dog carrier is a useful addition to your supplies: it keeps him safe while traveling in the car and makes it possible for you to take him on planes. There are so many […] | May 22, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Summer Shows and Events: How to Keep Your Dog Cool
Outdoor dog shows and events present particular challenges in the summer. If you want to see what it’s like for our dogs in hot weather, the next time it’s 90-plus degrees, put on your warmest coat and go outside. Now try running. Whether you have an English Setter participating in field trials or a Border Collie showing […] | May 21, 2019
Expert Advice: Studies Can Dogs Tell Time? Yes and No
Does your dog seem to know exactly what time his dinner should be ready or how long it takes you to get to the door once you’ve grabbed his leash? Ours does. It almost seems as if he can tell time. Well, science now shows that some animals do, in fact, have a sense of […] | May 20, 2019
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Expert Advice: General Health Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer
Summer is the time to have outdoor fun with our dogs. Longer walks in the park, ambitious hikes, beach days, or family travel -- the sun is shining, and the outdoors is calling. But hot weather can also make us uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for dogs. From an increased exposure to ticks and […] | May 20, 2019
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Expert Advice: Home & Living Traveling With Your Dog for Memorial Day? Pack These Essentials
It may not be the official start of summer, but Memorial Day marks the beginning of pool parties, outdoor picnics, and hikes that come with warmer weather. If you’re heading out of town for the long weekend and bringing your dog, make sure to pack some of these doggie necessities. They’ll help ensure safe travels, […] | May 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Home & Living 7 Museums You Should Check out If You’re a Dog Person
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is pleased to announce that the official bronze statue of Sgt. Stubby — a distinguished World War I war dog — will be housed permanently at the AKC Museum of the Dog. The sculpture will be unveiled on May 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The Museum will be open on Memorial […] | May 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories 13 Dog Products Every Owner Needs for Spring
The AKC independently selected each product featured in this article. If you purchase a product through this article, we may receive a portion of the sale. While we do our best to update links often, please note that prices and deals are subject to change. Both dogs and owners alike celebrate the coming of spring. […] | April 30, 2019
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle On National Pet Day, Pamper Your Dog with His ‘Love Language’
In his 1995 book, "The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate," Gary Chapman decodes the way people express love and theorizes that we tend to give love in the way we like to receive it. He describes five "love languages," and believes most of us express and experience love in […] | April 5, 2019
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Expert Advice: Home How to Prevent Your Dog From Escaping the Yard
For a lot of dog owners, a nicely fenced backyard where your pup can roam, sniff out interesting things, and snooze in the shade is a must. It’s perfect — except when your dog believes the grass is greener elsewhere, and he becomes a master escape artist. One minute you see him from the kitchen […] | April 3, 2019
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Expert Advice: Health Heartworm in Dogs: What You Should Know About the Mosquito-Borne Parasite
Heartworm is a potentially deadly parasite that is transmitted only by mosquitos, which pick up larval heartworms, called microfilaria, circulating in the bloodstream of infected animals. Dogs and other canids, such as fox, wolves, and coyote, are considered the primary heartworm hosts, but these parasites can also affect other mammals, including cats and ferrets. There are treatments […] | April 3, 2019

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