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Expert Advice: Puppy Health A Timeline of Puppy Teething
Congratulations on deciding to welcome a new puppy into your life! Whether this is your first dog or it’s been a long time since you’ve owned a puppy, there’s a lot to learn about what to expect and how to handle certain changes in your dog as he ages. Here, we are focusing on the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/timeline-of-puppy-teething/ | May 3, 2019
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Expert Advice: News A Pet’s Death Can Literally Cause a Broken Heart
The grief that comes with losing a beloved pet can be all-consuming. In fact, the pain can actually manifest with physical symptoms that mimic a heart attack. A 2017 article in The New England Journal of Medicine detailed the case of a Texas woman who reported symptoms of a heart attack. But at the hospital, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/pets-death-can-cause-broken-heart/ | August 27, 2018
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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues 6 Ways to Help a Dog That’s Afraid of Fireworks
A fear of fireworks is common among dogs. In fact, more canine companions get lost during the Fourth of July holiday than any other time of year due, in part, to local firework displays and pet owners getting distracted at family gatherings, among other things. But there are ways to help your pup overcome his fear. Here […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-scared-of-fireworks/ | July 2, 2018
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Expert Advice: General Health Do You Need Pet Insurance For Your Dog?
When a beloved pet is sick or injured, the owner is forced to make tough decisions while under an enormous amount of emotional stress. Managing the finances of a pet’s sometimes lifesaving care makes a difficult situation that much harder. Why purchase pet insurance? Oftentimes it takes only one unfortunate incident for a veterinary bill […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/need-pet-insurance-dog/ | February 1, 2018
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Expert Advice: News FDNY Says Goodbye to Dalmatian Given to Ladder 20 After 9/11 Attacks
On Sept. 11, 2001, the Fire Department of New York’s Ladder 20 lost seven of its members who raced to the 35th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center before the building collapsed. Yesterday, they lost the dog who helped the survivors cope. Twenty, a Dalmatian puppy given to the department shortly […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/fdny-says-goodbye-to-dalmatian-given-to-ladder-20-after-9-11-attacks/ | February 1, 2018
Expert Advice: News Orlando Victim Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez Was A Saint Bernard Fancier
One of the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre on Sunday, June 12, in Orlando, Florida, was a Saint Bernard fancier, the Canine Chronicle reports. Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25, was originally from Manatí, Puerto Rico, The New York Times reported, but had moved to Orlando and worked at Speedway. He was also a student in health care management. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/orlando-victim-menendez-saint-bernard-fancier/ | February 1, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Guide Dogs In Training Get Puppy-Sized Harnesses
All puppies need socialization—that is, the introduction to new sights, sounds, smells, people, places, and textures—to help them grow to be confident, self-assured adult dogs. This process is especially important for working dogs, like guide dogs for visually impaired individuals. Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Florida, which breeds and trains guide dogs, takes this process very seriously. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/guide-dogs-in-training-get-puppy-sized-harnesses/ | February 1, 2018
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Expert Advice: News United Airlines Deploys 200 Trained Comfort Dogs To Calm Travelers At Major Airports
Travel can be anxiety-inducing even in the best circumstances, so with the added chaos and crowds of the holiday season, many of the six million Americans expected to travel by air this week will be in need of serious de-stressing. To help its customers get to their destination more comfortably, United Airlines is sending 200 specially […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/united-airlines-deploys-comfort-dogs/ | February 1, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Living Single? Having a Dog May Extend Your Life
If you're flying solo, sharing your home with a dog may add a few years onto your life, a new study suggests. For the study, which was published today in Scientific Reports, Swedish scientists examined data across 12 years of 3.4 million individuals ages 40 to 80 using a government-issued personal identification number (similar to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/living-single-dog-may-extend-life/ | November 17, 2017
Expert Advice: News Meet the Heroes of Hurricane Harvey
Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall many lives have been irrevocably impacted. In the face of adversity, there have been countless good Samaritans who have bravely gone out of their way to save humans and animals alike. Here are two stories of men who have courageously helped in the aftermath of Harvey. Toney Wade and His […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-the-heroes-of-hurricane-harvey/ | September 5, 2017

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