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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
Dog eating food from a bowl
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
Golden Retriever under water swimming.
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
Golden Retriever looking behind itself smiling with its tongue hanging out.
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
Berger Picard puppy sitting in a garden chewing on a plant stem outdoors.
Expert Advice: Home Protect Your Pooch from Poisonous Plants
It’s important to protect your canine best friend from plants that are poisonous to dogs. Whether you're an avid gardener or have a few potted plants on your front stoop, you should be aware that some plants might not be your dog's friend. In fact, many shrubs, trees, and flowers commonly found in the garden […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/protect-your-pooch-from-poisonous-plants/ | June 13, 2019
Three English Springer Spaniel puppies propped over a blue fence with a bright blue sky in the background.
Expert Advice: News How to Spot a Puppy Scam
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of bringing home a new puppy. Before you do, however, you have to search for the puppy of your dreams. It’s a search that often leads you online. Before you type in the puppy breed you want, there’s one thing you need to know. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/spot-puppy-scam/ | June 12, 2019
Appenzeller Sennenhunde outdoors with a stick in its mouth.
Expert Advice: Health Sticks and Stones: Can They Hurt Dogs?
They can be more hazardous to your dog than you might think Sticks and stones may break my bones, goes the schoolyard rhyme. But if you’re a dog, they can do even more damage than that. Dogs are amazing creatures, not least of which for their ability to imperil themselves with seemingly innocuous objects. While […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/sticks-and-stones/ | June 6, 2019
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

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