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Expert Advice: General Health Can You Use Neosporin on Dogs?
Just like their owners, dogs are susceptible to minor injuries and are not immune to getting cuts, scrapes, or burns. But can you use Neosporin® on dogs? The answer isn’t completely straightforward. In some instances, applying the topical, antibiotic ointment can help heal your dog’s wound, but there are situations when it is not advisable or […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-you-use-neosporin-on-dogs/ | September 21, 2018
Expert Advice: News What You Need to Know About Evacuating With Your Dog
First things first: Never ignore a warning to evacuate due to a possible natural disaster. You may think that you and your dog will be more comfortable at home, but ignoring the advice of local authorities puts both of you in danger. Authorities may give you notice of mandatory or voluntary evacuation one or two […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/need-know-evacuating-dog/ | September 14, 2018
Expert Advice: News Sheltering in Place With Your Dog During a Natural Disaster
Depending on the type and intensity of a natural disaster, it may be safer for you and your dog to stay where you are than to evacuate. FEMA advises that sheltering in place is appropriate when “conditions require that you seek immediate protection in your home, place of employment, school, or other location when disaster […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/sheltering-place-dog-natural-disaster/ | September 14, 2018
Expert Advice: News 6 Steps to Finding Your Lost Dog
It’s your worst nightmare come true: Getting separated from your dog. No one ever wants to think about it happening, but it can, especially during an emergency like a natural disaster. If you can’t find your dog, here’s what to do: Do not delay! Immediately start searching, before your dog roams too far. Enlist help […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/6-steps-finding-lost-dog/ | September 14, 2018
Expert Advice: News Create an Emergency Evacuation Plan for You and Your Dog
There are many emergency situations that may require you and your dog to evacuate from your home for safety reasons, and the risk of a natural disaster is the most common. If you find yourself needing to evacuate, never, ever leave your dog behind! You have legal rights to take him with you. The PETS […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/create-emergency-evacuation-plan-dog/ | September 14, 2018
Expert Advice: News 20 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe in a Flood
Floods have the unfortunate distinction of being the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can develop slowly as a result of rain or snow, or they can come on quickly and with no warning, as in the case of flash floods. Not only can floods cause major damage, they can also be […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/20-ways-keep-dog-safe-flood/ | September 14, 2018
Expert Advice: Health What’s the Deal With Capnocytophaga, the Dog Bacteria Making Headlines?
Recent news reports from Wisconsin about a rare infection spread by cats and dogs have caused concern among pet owners. Capnocytophaga, as hard to treat as it is to pronounce, is a common bacteria found in our pets. While harmless to cats and dogs, it can cause serious health problems in humans. So, should we […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/capnocytophaga-dog-bacteria/ | August 31, 2018
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? Do dogs need sunscreen? Just like people, canine companions are prone to sunburn and other diseases associated with sun exposure. Taking certain safety measures can lower your dog's risk of developing serious medical issues, as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-sunscreen/ | August 29, 2018
Expert Advice: News Hurricane Lane: What Dog Owners Should Know
As Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, makes its way toward Hawaii, the AKC is committed to providing dog owners with the resources they need to keep their pets and their families safe. Scroll down for information on disaster preparedness and details on what the AKC is currently doing to help animals impacted by these […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/hurricane-lane-dogs/ | August 23, 2018
Expert Advice: General Health When You Buckle up This Fall, Don’t Forget About Your Dog
When's the last time you took a good old-fashioned road trip? It's always fun to travel somewhere new, and even better when you get to bring the dog. But before you hit the road together, there are a few things you need to consider. Make sure you have enough food and water for the trip, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/buckle-up-your-dog/ | August 22, 2018