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Great Dane Meet the Breeds
Expert Advice: Training With Giant Dogs Comes Giant Responsibility
Thinking about adding a giant dog to your life? There are many things to consider. Larger dogs will usually require more time spent training and grooming. Keep in mind housing and traveling — not all apartments or hotels allow dogs over a certain size. From the Anatolian Shepherd Dog to the Tibetan Mastiff and all […] | September 16, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories 5 Best Pet Cams and Monitors
Our top pick: Furbo Dog Camera $249 Our top budget pick: Netvue 1080P OrbCam Pan & Tilt Indoor Security Camera $50 When the human's away, the dog ... does what, exactly? Thanks to the wonders of technology, we don't need to guess anymore. With pet cameras and monitors, you can keep tabs on your pup from work or wherever […] | September 13, 2019
Expert Advice: Home & Living Are ID Tags Enough? The Importance of Identifying Your Dog
A dog ID tag is essential, but it's not enough on its own Your dog should have permanent backup identification such as a microchip Register your pet with a pet registration service like AKC Reunite It happens every day. Dogs escape from the yard, slip their leash, or in some way go missing. There are […] | September 11, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Introducing Your Dog to Your New Baby
Provide your dog the space – both mental and physical – to adjust to a new baby Reward dogs for behaving positively around your baby Many dogs, like people, just need an adjustment period I’ve had my share of litters – and not just canine ones. You see, I’m the mother of triplets. When Stephen, […] | September 9, 2019
Siberian Husky being trained with a treat outdoors.
Expert Advice: News FDA Warns Dog Owners to Stop Feeding Pig Ear Dog Treats Over Salmonella Concerns
Do not feed any pig ear treats to your dog Both dogs and humans can get sick from handling or eating pig ear treats What to do if you think you or your dog has a Salmonella infection New concerns are surfacing about pig ear dog treats. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and […] | September 6, 2019
Croatian Sheepdog swimming with a ball in its mouth.
Expert Advice: News Blue-Green Algae and Dogs: Symptoms and Prevention
Highlights: Blue-green algae are toxic and deadly when consumed in high concentrations Dogs are more vulnerable to blue-green algae poisoning because of their likelihood to play This bacteria is often found in non-flowing freshwater during hot seasons AKC CVO provides prevention tips and symptoms to watch for On August 9 and 10, the news shocked […] | August 13, 2019
Expert Advice: News Dog Badly Scorched in Fire Becomes Therapy Dog For Burn Victims
On Oct. 23, 2018, a fire broke out in Georgia. The family had time to get their kids out, but there was no time to go back in for Taka, their nine-year-old Shiba Inu. The fire burned the entire porch, causing the floor to collapse and Taka to fall through. Taka was able to run to […] | August 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Drink Too Much Water? The Dangers of Water Intoxication
You know the modern-day mantra: Stay hydrated! And that goes for your dog too. Make sure there's plenty of clean, fresh water available, especially during hot weather. But is it possible for your dog to drink too much water? As important as it is to avoid dehydration, there can be too much of a good thing. […] | August 6, 2019
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
Expert Advice: News AKC Reunite Helps Family Find Missing Cat After Three Years
Loyal and intelligent, but often too curious for their own good, cats do extraordinary things. They crawl into packing boxes, unnoticed, and get sent on cross-country adventures. They hitchhike in luggage and wind up in the bellies of airplanes. They escape from cars during the process of moving to new homes. And then, when their […] | July 26, 2019

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