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Vizsla with Chocolate
Expert Advice: General Health What to Do if Your Dog Eats Chocolate
Chocolate is toxic to dogs, and depending on the type and amount of chocolate consumed and the weight of your dog, it could cause a serious medical emergency. If you know your dog has eaten chocolate, it’s important to monitor him for signs of toxicity (see below), and it's recommended that you contact your veterinarian […] | August 2, 2019
Border Collie sitting with sunglasses an the American flag dropped over behind him.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How to Keep Your Dog Calm During Fourth of July Fireworks
The Fourth of July is coming up, meaning many dog owners will be dealing with howling, barking, and generally anxious dogs. It's largely believed that Independence Day is the day when the highest number of dogs run away. But just what are the dogs afraid of? "It can be the smell. It can be the […] | July 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Be Prepared! More Pets Go Missing July 4 & 5 Than Any Other Day
The epitome of summer comes just after the summer solstice, on July 4. This holiday weekend is often full of patriotism, barbecues, pool parties, and fireworks. Though the celebrations are jam-packed with entertainment, it can be an anxious weekend for your pet. In fact, more pets go missing during July 4th weekend than any other […] | June 30, 2019
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Expert Advice: Lifestyle On National Pet Day, Pamper Your Dog with His ‘Love Language’
In his 1995 book, "The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate," Gary Chapman decodes the way people express love and theorizes that we tend to give love in the way we like to receive it. He describes five "love languages," and believes most of us express and experience love in […] | April 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Puppy Love Photos: Dozens of Dogs Celebrate Valentine’s Day
In anticipation of Feb. 14, we asked our readers to submit photos of their Valentine's Day-themed dogs. Whether you're still looking for the perfect gift or you have your entire day planned, these family pets are sure to add love to your month. Here are some of our favorites in each category! Best Dressed and […] | February 4, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories It’s Cold Outside! The Perfect Dog Sweaters for Your Pup
Just as we humans get cold in chilly weather, your dog may, too. And while Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, other northern breeds, and dogs with dense coats may be just fine in winter, short-haired, small, and light-bodied breeds could use an extra layer of protection. Old or infirm dogs may not tolerate the cold well, […] | January 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Holiday Cards: A Great Way to Touch Base with Owners
Many breeders design holiday cards and send them out digitally or via “snail mail” to puppy buyers, friends, and family. Holidays are a great time to get in touch with your puppy owners and thank them for giving wonderful homes to your special pups. We thank these breeders for sharing their cards and hope they […] | December 10, 2018
Pug opening holiday gifts
Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs & Their Humans
'Tis the season to spoil your loved ones! We’ve put together a gift guide filled with all sorts of gift ideas for dog owners, dog lovers, and, of course, your dog. With a variety of goodies for every type of dog person and their pup, we have you covered. From personalized gift packs to breed […] | December 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Can Dogs Eat Thanksgiving Turkey?
Dogs can eat Thanksgiving turkey but avoid the skin. What about potatoes and stuffing? Learn more with this list of dog-safe Thanksgiving foods. | November 9, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 15 Canines That Make us Thankful for Dogs
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to identify what makes us grateful. And it should come as no surprise that here at the AKC, our canine companions are at the top of our list. In anticipation of Thanksgiving, we asked our readers to submit their favorite fall photos of their four-legged sidekicks. Here are 15 canines […] | November 6, 2018

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