Showing content tagged with: safety
Expert Advice: Health How to Make a Dog Throw Up
We've all been there. Our dogs eat something that they are not supposed to -- a human medication, your other dog's medication, or a tasty treat such as chocolate or raisins -- and our first thought is, "how do I make my dog throw up?" Vomiting is a quick way to remove a harmful substance […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-make-a-dog-throw-up/ | May 23, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health Can All Dogs Swim? Safety and Training Tips for Dog Swimming
Does your dog run with excitement to every body of water in sight? Maybe you can’t walk past a creek or pond without your pup diving in. Or maybe your dog treats water like the enemy and will do anything to stay dry. Every dog is different and not all are born with a love […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-all-dogs-swim-safety-and-training-tips-for-dog-swimming/ | May 23, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories How to Choose the Best Dog Carrier
Whether you and your dog travel the world together or you just need a way to carry him to the vet, a dog carrier is a useful addition to your supplies: it keeps him safe while traveling in the car and makes it possible for you to take him on planes. There are so many […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/how-to-choose-the-best-dog-carrier/ | May 22, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Summer Shows and Events: How to Keep Your Dog Cool
Outdoor dog shows and events present particular challenges in the summer. If you want to see what it’s like for our dogs in hot weather, the next time it’s 90-plus degrees, put on your warmest coat and go outside. Now try running. Whether you have an English Setter participating in field trials or a Border Collie showing […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/summer-shows-and-events-how-to-keep-your-dog-cool/ | May 21, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer
Summer is the time to have outdoor fun with our dogs. Longer walks in the park, ambitious hikes, beach days, or family travel -- the sun is shining, and the outdoors is calling. But hot weather can also make us uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for dogs. From an increased exposure to ticks and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/summer-safety-tips-for-dogs-2/ | May 20, 2019
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
Expert Advice: Training Does Your Personality Affect the Likelihood That a Dog Will Bite You?
“I don’t know what the problem is, but dogs are always trying to bite me,” said the man talking to me, who appeared to be in his mid-20s. “For example,” he continued, “just last Tuesday, I was hurrying down the street because I was running behind for a luncheon appointment. I was just passing by […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/personality-dog-bite/ | April 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Can I Leave My Dog in the Car If I Crack a Window?
Most dog owners know that you can’t leave a pet in a hot car. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in just minutes, putting your dog at risk of heat stroke. But what if you open a window a little bit? Does that make it safe to leave your dog in the car? The answer […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-in-hot-cars/ | April 23, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Should Your Dog Wear Sunscreen?
Humans often take precautions to protect themselves from the sun, but should we be doing the same for our dogs? Can dogs get suburned? The answer is yes. Just like people, canine companions are prone to sunburn and to other complications and diseases associated with sun exposure. Taking certain safety measures can lower your dog’s […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-sunscreen/ | April 11, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Welcome to the Technicolor World of Creative Dog Grooming
Editor's Note: Participants in creative grooming and design should always use "PET SAFE" color product. Rebecca Stern grew up surrounded by dogs. But when she found herself in New York City after college with no pets in her life, she started looking for a way to spend more time with animals. At the same time, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-is-creative-grooming/ | April 9, 2019