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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
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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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/california-wildfires/ | November 12, 2018
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: News Pet-Friendly Shelters for Hurricane Florence
As the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Florence, the AKC and AKC Reunite are committed to providing resources that will help keep you and your pet safe in the storm. Nearly 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Below is a list of pet-friendly shelters […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/pet-friendly-shelters-hurricane-florence/ | September 11, 2018

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