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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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Expert Advice: News 10 Tricks to Make Halloween a Treat for Your Dog
Halloween can be a fun time for children and families. But for dogs, it can be a nightmare. Here's what you can do to prevent a night of frights. Candy is not for dogs. All forms of chocolate—especially baking or dark chocolate—can be dangerous, and even lethal. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning may include vomiting, diarrhea, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/10-tricks-make-halloween-treat-dog/ | October 23, 2018
Expert Advice: News AKC Humane Fund Supports Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets
 Domestic violence statistics in America are sobering. Nearly one in four women and about one in seven men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. What makes these statistics more concerning is that not all victims of domestic violence leave the situation right away. Surveys of domestic violence victims […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-humane-fund-domestic-violence-pet-shelters/ | October 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Halloween Safety Tips for Dog Owners
Question: Dear Dr. Klein, Halloween is right around the corner, and as an experienced veterinarian, I suspect you’ve seen all manners of Halloween hazards for dogs. I’ve heard that chocolate or candy containing artificial sweeteners can be dangerous for dogs. Can you please explain why these are dangerous and provide a list of other Halloween […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/halloween-safety-tips-for-dog-owners/ | October 3, 2018
Expert Advice: 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
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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

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