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Expert Advice: Lifestyle 10 Winter Safety Steps for Dog Owners
A few simple measures can keep your dog safe and happy through the winter.   Avoid Thin Ice Too often we hear stories of dogs that had to be rescued from icy waters (and those are the lucky ones). It might look like fun to slide across that frozen pond, but ice can easily crack and your […] | March 12, 2015
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Expert Advice: General Health 10 Ways to Extend Your Dog’s Life
  Everyone agrees that the worst thing about dogs is that they don’t live long enough. But these easy, commonsense tips can help extend the time we have with our canine pals.   Dream Big What’s your perfect dog? Like a spouse, a dog is a partner who will be with you for a long […] | February 18, 2015
Expert Advice: News The Rock Saves Frenchie from Drowning
Actor and wrestler Dwayne Johnson (better known as “The Rock”) is the new proud owner of two French Bulldog puppies. But he had a bit of troubling start when he welcomed his new puppies home over Labor Day weekend. On his Instagram page, Johnson shared a story that would make any dog lover’s heart stop. When […] | February 6, 2015
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Make Your Fourth of July Fido-Friendly
While fireworks and food are a major part of Independence Day festivities, they may not be much fun for your dog.  With all of the loud noises and disruption in his routine, your four-legged friend could end up getting sick – or worse, lost.  To help keep this Fourth of July happy and safe for […] | July 3, 2014
Expert Advice: News AKC Veterinary Outreach Program
The AKC Veterinary Outreach Program welcomes the veterinary community to the AKC website. Did you know that the AKC is the only registry for purebred dogs that routinely inspects breeders using its registry, and eliminates from the registry those who do not meet AKC standards for humane care and canine welfare? Did you know that […] | June 17, 2014
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Expert Advice: General Health Do Dogs See in Color?
When you live with and care for a dog, you naturally have questions about his health, well-being and preventative care. Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald has answers. Q: Do dogs see in color? A: Your question is one of the most intriguing and frequently asked that I have experienced as a veterinarian. Just how well and what […] | April 28, 2014
Expert Advice: Travel Ten Tips for Traveling With Your Dog
By Kathy SantoBefore you hit the road this summer, heed these safety tips. Get the paperwork together. For long trips, you should carry a recent photo of your dog and a copy of his health records, listing all of his recent vaccinations. Also: a collar with his I.D. tags attached. If you’re planning on being […] | June 3, 2013
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Summer Safety 101: Barbecue Season with Man’s Best Friend
Warm weather and barbecues seem to go hand-in-hand.  With summer right around the corner, you and your family may be getting ready to fire up the grill.  There is one member of the family, however, that you need to watch out for—the dog.  Your pooch can be invited to the barbecue, but there are important […] | May 30, 2013
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Expert Advice: Advanced Training How to Teach Your Dog to Swim (and Love It, Too!)
Start by showing your dog how to enter and exit. Use a small children’s pool to introduce your dog to the water. While on leash toss a special toy into the water. If she is still reluctant you can take a high-value treat and lure her in, placing the treat by her nose and praising […] | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 5 Ideas For Planning a Double Date with Your Dogs
Scenario: You’ve hit it off with a smart, attractive guy you’ve met online, but when you introduce him to your dog, he recoils. Red flag? Pretty much, according to a survey conducted by PetSmart Charities and The survey found that 70% of singles believe their date’s reaction to their pet matters to them. So, […] | January 1, 2009

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