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Expert Advice: Health Keep Your Dog Safe With a Dog Tag
If there’s one piece of equipment that’s an absolute necessity for your dog, it’s a pet identification (ID) tag. We each fervently hope that our dog will never make a break for it at the front door or slip his leash, but if that happens, an ID tag is one of the surest ways to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-tags-for-pets/ | February 11, 2019
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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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-to-do-if-your-dog-ate-chocolate/ | February 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Avocado?
Avocados are one of the trendiest health foods on the market. They're touted as a nutritious and delicious snack for humans, but what about for our four-legged friends? Can dogs eat avocado? The answer is no. Avocados contain persin, a fungicidal toxin, which can cause serious health problems — even death — in many animals. According to veterinarians, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-avocado/ | February 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs Eat Rice?
One of the most popular foods around the world is rice. But can dogs eat rice? The answer is yes. You may not even realize it, but rice is an ingredient sometimes found in commercial dog foods. In fact, if you ask many pet owners what they feed their dog when he’s sick, they'll likely […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-eat-rice/ | February 5, 2019
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Expert Advice: News Dog Food Recall Alert: 9 Brands With Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
Too much of a good thing — in this case, vitamin D — has sickened some dogs and prompted of recalls of dry dog foods, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Nutrisca and Natural Life Pet Products, both based in Saint Louis, issued voluntary recalls of their products when pet owners complained […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/recall-alert-nutrisca-natural-life-dry-dog-food/ | February 4, 2019
Expert Advice: News FDA Warns A+ Answers Beef Formula for Dogs Distributed in Nevada May Contain Salmonella
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning pet owners not to feed their animals A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs because one lot has tested positive for Salmonella. The lot in question is 2018 02/08 20 and was found in Nebraska. Salmonella is a bacterium that affects both humans and animals alike. It […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/fda-warns-answers-straight-may-contain-salmonella/ | January 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Training Four Lifesaving Training Games to Teach Your Dog
Training your dog to come when called is a lifesaving skill that owners must take the time to teach to puppies and older untrained dogs. But perfecting the response to this command doesn’t happen overnight, especially with easily spooked or distracted dogs. I teach these training games as a safeguard, in case a dog gets […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/training-games-to-teach-your-dog/ | January 14, 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, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-sweaters/ | January 14, 2019
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Expert Advice: News What Dog Owners Need to Know During the California Wildfires
With wildfires ravaging regions of California, the American Kennel Club (AKC) wants to make sure that both humans and pets are given the resources necessary to stay safe during this devastating time. Here is some useful information on disaster preparedness and response, how you can help, and what AKC is doing for dogs and people […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/california-wildfires/ | November 12, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Flying With a Dog? Tips for Traveling Safely
Planning to travel with your dog on an airplane? Here's what you need to know. Question: My family and I are relocating, and instead of driving to our new home we would like to travel by plane. Our dilemma is how to transport the dog. There are so many frightening stories in the news. I’ve […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/air-travel-dogs/ | October 25, 2018

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