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Expert Advice: Travel What Dog Owners Need to Know about Hurricane Season 2019
In this era of climate change, you can't take storms too lightly. Hurricanes, in particular, have grown stronger as the oceans have warmed and provided more fuel for them. As Hurricanes Florence, Harvey, and Irma have recently demonstrated, dog owners have many reasons to thoroughly prepare for hurricane season. Here's what you need to know. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/hurricane-season-2019-what-dog-owners-need-to-know/ | May 17, 2019
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Expert Advice: Health What to do When you Can’t Afford Healthcare for Your Dog
Every day, in animal hospitals around the country, dog owners receive the devastating news that there's something seriously wrong with their pet. When the unexpected happens, the cost of pet healthcare can quickly burn through any budget, and according to the American Academy of Actuaries, only 1 to 2 percent of American pets are insured. So […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-to-do-when-you-cant-afford-healthcare-for-your-dog/ | May 6, 2019
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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: Health Can You Use Neosporin on Dogs?
Just like their owners, dogs are susceptible to minor injuries and are not immune to getting cuts, scrapes, or burns. But can you use Neosporin® on dogs? The answer isn’t completely straightforward. In some instances, applying the topical, antibiotic ointment can help heal your dog’s wound, but there are situations when it is not advisable or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-you-use-neosporin-on-dogs/ | September 21, 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
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Expert Advice: News Disaster Preparedness Tips for Your Dog
Floods, storms, wildfires — you can't prevent extreme weather or disastrous events, but you can take charge of how you respond. These emergency preparedness tips will help keep you and your dog out of harm’s way. Pack a Pet-Friendly Disaster Bag Having all of your ducks in a row before the unexpected happens is the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/disaster-preparedness-tips-for-your-dog/ | August 23, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health 5 Mistakes Dog Owners Make When Transporting an Injured Pet to the Hospital
Few aspects of pet ownership are as stressful as transporting an injured dog to the hospital. Whether your pup has been hit by a car, attacked by another animal, or has eaten something harmful, providing him with immediate medical care is crucial for a good prognosis. Getting him to the hospital, however, is easier said […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-transport-a-dog-to-hospital/ | August 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Home Fire Safety Tips That Will Help Protect You and Your Dog
About 40,000 pets die each year in home fires. National Pet Fire Safety Day is the perfect time to put a disaster plan in place if you don't have one already. Dogs frequently take on the role of smoke alarm when there's a fire, but you shouldn't rely on your canine companion to act as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/tips-help-dog-fire/ | July 13, 2018

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