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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
Expert Advice: Travel How to Travel Safely in an RV with a Dog
Road tripping in an RV is a great way to include your dog in your vacation plans, but, for many people, RV travel is more than a break from the every day — it is their every day. People of all ages are turning to full-time RV living to escape the daily grind and avoid getting tied […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/how-to-travel-safely-in-an-rv-with-a-dog/ | July 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Travel Create an Emergency Evacuation Plan for You and Your Dog
Tornados, earthquakes, floods – 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 clue […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/create-emergency-evacuation-plan-dog/ | July 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Grooming How to Clean a Dog’s Ears
As pet owners, we know that keeping our dogs' ears clean is an important part of canine care. But cleaning those ears can be a bit of a challenge. Some dogs naturally have healthy, clean ears and may almost never need to have their ears cleaned, while other dogs require regular ear cleaning to prevent […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-clean-dogs-ears/ | July 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Choosing a Doggy Daycare for Your Pup
If you’re a dog owner who works long hours or has an unpredictable schedule, leaving your dog home alone for long stretches is trying for both you and your dog. In fact, “A dog that must endure long days (six or more hours) without appropriate exercise can suffer quite a bit of stress,” says Aïda […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/choosing-a-doggy-daycare/ | July 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 6 Best Dog Sunglasses and Goggles
Sunglasses or goggles for dogs aren’t just a fashion accessory; in many situations, they can be a necessity. After all, we protect our own eyes from the elements, why wouldn’t we do the same for our dogs? If your dog comes along for motorcycle or bike rides, sunglasses will protect him from wind, road debris, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-sunglasses-and-goggles/ | July 8, 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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/prepared-pets-go-missing-july-4-5-day/ | June 30, 2019
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Expert Advice: Nutrition What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA’s Grain-Free Diet Alert
The FDA is investigating potential links between canine heart disease and diet — specifically grain-free dog food diets. We've compiled the information you need to know to understand this ongoing investigation. Why is the FDA Investigating Grain-Free Dog Food? It is easy to panic anytime we see an FDA headline about pet food. After all, keeping our dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-fdas-grain-free-diet-alert/ | June 28, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Can Dogs Swim In Chlorine Pools?
If you are an owner of man's best friend, you can relate to watching your furry companion lunge himself into a pool. While this is pleasing to watch for many humans, it does raise a question — is chlorine safe for dogs? When humans swim in a pool, most chlorine levels are safe, even if […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-swim-in-chlorine-pools/ | June 20, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Warning Signs of Dehydration in Dogs
What Is Canine Dehydration? Dehydration in dogs occurs when the body loses more fluid than it's taking in. All mammals rely on water to keep their bodies functioning properly, and dogs are no exception. In fact, water is necessary to virtually every important body function, including lubricating joints, cushioning internal organs, aiding digestion, and regulating […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/warning-signs-dehydration-dogs/ | June 17, 2019

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