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fears and phobias
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Common Fears and Phobias in Dogs and How to Help Treat Them
For some dog owners, Fourth of July might signal a stressful day of fireworks, crowds, and fearful canine companions. If your pup is afraid of loud noises, he's certainly not alone. There are plenty of steps you can take to help your dog deal with his fears and phobias. AKC Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry […] | July 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Health How to Prep Your Dog for Surgery — Planning Ahead Can Make a Huge Difference
Preparing your dog for surgery is stressful, whether it's a dental cleaning or something more complex, like a hip replacement. There is a lot of information to remember. Is your dog allowed to eat? Are there any medications he needs to take? Is there additional testing that needs to be done before the surgery? Your […] | April 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Flea Pills for Dogs
The flea circus your grandfather told you about was cute. Fleas on your dog are not. If your home feels like it is turning into your very own flea Cirque du Soleil, you definitely need to take some action. You've probably heard someone in your life mention flea pills for dogs. These pills can be […] | December 29, 2017
Expert Advice: News Hurricane-Related Health Concerns for Dogs
With hurricane season already pounding the U.S., first with Hurricane Harvey and now with Hurricane Irma, post-hurricane health concerns for pets should be on the minds of anyone living in affected areas. Dogs living in hurricane devastated areas are exposed to many of the same dangers as people. Before a hurricane, dog owners should prepare […] | September 8, 2017
Expert Advice: News Hurricane Harvey Pet-Friendly Shelters
If you have been affected by Hurricane Harvey or are anticipating the storm, here are resources to find pet-friendly shelters where you can seek refuge with your pets. Texas Bexar County - Hurricane Harvey There are designated shelter facilities around San Antonio. Many of the facilities include large warehouses that have been retrofitted as sleeping quarters […] | August 30, 2017
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Expert Advice: General Health 10 Best (and Worst) States for Your Pet’s Health
  There are plenty of lists that identify the best and worst states for human health, but what about for your dog? Dog lovers are now in luck, because has issued a ranking of the best and worst states for your dog's health. To determine how each state stacked up, researchers looked at data […] | August 21, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Meet Breeder of Merit and Aspiring Veterinarian: Maxie Bowen
  Reputable breeders don’t just breed in the moment: They are thinking years, even decades ahead, thoughtfully breeding dogs that are typey, healthy, and sound enough to continue to benefit the breed long after they are gone. And that philosophy of paying it forward is even more satisfying when a second generation decides to plunk […] | August 14, 2017
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Expert Advice: General Health Is a Dog’s Mouth Cleaner Than a Human’s Mouth?
You’ve probably heard the expression “a dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s mouth" at least once in your life. Most of us have just accepted this as fact, when we think about it at all, but have you ever wondered if it is actually true? Here’s a hint: the answer is no. Apples and […] | July 20, 2017
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Expert Advice: General Health 5 Facts About the Bordetella Vaccine for Dogs
Going to the veterinarian can be almost as overwhelming at times as going to your own doctor. By the time your veterinarian finishes going over the list of vaccines your dog needs, your dog's overall physical condition — perhaps reminding you to cut back on the scraps, and has answered your questions about your dog’s […] | July 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Studies ​Dogs React to Sounds of Distress, Study Shows
  We call them man’s best friend, but how well do dogs really “get” us? We may never know entirely what goes on inside their fuzzy heads, but as researchers continue to study canine cognition, we’re learning more and more about the intuitiveness and emotional maturity of our four-legged friends. In the last several years […] | June 30, 2017

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