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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: 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | July 13, 2018
Expert Advice: How to... Keeping Calm in a Crisis: Why It’s Important for Both You and Your Dog
As a pet owner, your dog’s safety starts with you. Although canines are extremely smart animals, they take their cues from their owners and rely on them to meet most of their needs, including keeping them calm during times of crisis. “Dogs are deeply sensitive to human emotions, especially in their particular guardians,” says Sally […] | May 11, 2018
Expert Advice: How to... How to Deal With Temporary Changes in Your Dog’s Routine Following a Disaster
After a disaster or crisis, all you really want is for things to get back to “normal.” Unfortunately, we all know that rarely happens overnight. Dealing with the aftermath of an emergency can be just as stressful as the event itself for everyone in the house, including the dog. You may find yourself in temporary […] | May 11, 2018
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Expert Advice: Home Do You Have a Disaster Plan for Your Dog?
The recent 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 overnight, she was unable […] | May 10, 2018

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