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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 a smoke alarm when there's a fire, but you shouldn't rely on your canine companion to act […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/tips-help-dog-fire/ | July 15, 2019
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Expert Advice: Travel Create an Emergency Evacuation Plan for You and Your Dog
Tornados, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes – emergencies strike out of the blue. Evacuating your home is often necessary for safety reasons. The last thing you want to do is leave your dog behind in the danger zone. But emergencies can be highly stressful, and without careful planning, you may find yourself in a panic with no […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/create-emergency-evacuation-plan-dog/ | July 10, 2019
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Expert Advice: Health What Dog Owners Need to Know About Hurricane Season
Natural disasters affect everyone, including your pets. If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you will need to make certain that you protect your dog from the unique health concerns that can arise during a storm. During a hurricane, dogs are exposed to many of the same dangers as people. Being prepared will keep your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/hurricane-related-health-concerns-for-dogs/ | June 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can My Dog Have a Stroke?
Like their owners, dogs can be affected by a number of emergency health conditions, including strokes. While strokes are less common in dogs than they are in humans, they are equally as serious. Witnessing your beloved dog having a stroke is a frightening experience — and it's important to know what to do if this […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-have-strokes/ | May 31, 2019
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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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