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Expert Advice: News Certain Lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Test Positive for Salmonella
If you feed your pets certain varieties of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, please be advised that certain lots have tested positive for Salmonella. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning pet owners not to feed their animals the following lots made by Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food: Darwin’s Natural Pet Products […] | March 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Take Your Dog Out to the Ballgame!
The Major League Baseball season officially begins on March 28 — the earliest opening day in history. And what better way to celebrate than by planning to take your pup to the park to catch a game? Believe it or not, many of the MLB teams sponsor dog-friendly nights so that you can enjoy watching […] | March 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Great Indoor Games To Play With Your Dog
There’s nothing worse than a rainy day, for both you and your pup. But even though you’re stuck inside, you can still engage in meaningful activities with your dog that can stimulate him mentally and physically. So, next time there’s inclement weather, don’t let it spoil your fun. Try out these games and activities to […] | February 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Did You Know? What Were Toy Group Dogs Bred to Do?
There are currently 193 breeds eligible to be registered to the AKC, and each one is assigned to a certain group. These groups are Herding, Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, and Working. But did you know that each dog assigned to each group was bred for a very specific purpose? The adorable dogs belonging to the Toy Group may be small in […] | January 25, 2019
Expert Advice: Advanced Training Fun, Cognitive Training Games To Make Your Dog Smarter
There are lots of objectives when it comes to training your dog, but beyond the obvious skill and relationship building aspects to training, another advantage is that it challenges your dog and ultimately makes him smarter. And who says it can't be fun? Beyond basic obedience training, there are also plenty of fun games for […] | January 23, 2019
Expert Advice: News FDA Warns A+ Answers Beef Formula for Dogs Distributed in Nevada May Contain Salmonella
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning pet owners not to feed their animals A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs because one lot has tested positive for Salmonella. The lot in question is 2018 02/08 20 and was found in Nebraska. Salmonella is a bacterium that affects both humans and animals alike. It […] | January 14, 2019
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Expert Advice: News What Dog Owners Need to Know During the California Wildfires
With wildfires ravaging regions of California, the American Kennel Club (AKC) wants to make sure that both humans and pets are given the resources necessary to stay safe during this devastating time. Here is some useful information on disaster preparedness and response, how you can help, and what AKC is doing for dogs and people […] | November 12, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 15 Canines That Make us Thankful for Dogs
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to identify what makes us grateful. And it should come as no surprise that here at the AKC, our canine companions are at the top of our list. In anticipation of Thanksgiving, we asked our readers to submit their favorite fall photos of their four-legged sidekicks. Here are 15 canines […] | November 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle What Were Hound Group Dogs Bred to Do?
Did you know that each AKC registered breed (there are currently 192 of them) is assigned to one of seven groups: Herding, Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, and Working? And each dog was bred for a specific purpose. In honor of Hug Your Hound Day on Sept. 9, we're studying up on what each of the 31 breeds in the Hound Group […] | September 8, 2018
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Expert Advice: News “Dogs of 9/11” Exhibit Opens at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
In the days following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, thousands of people arrived at Ground Zero to aid in the rescue and recovery efforts. With them were hundreds of heroic dogs trained in a variety of capacities. A temporary exhibit honoring these courageous canines has been erected at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and […] | August 13, 2018

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