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Expert Advice: Health Is It Dangerous for Dogs to Drink Salt Water?
Anyone who has ever swallowed a mouthful of salt water when swimming in the ocean knows how unpleasant it tastes. When dogs drink salt water, it can be dangerous for them, and it can even be deadly. Dogs Drinking Salt Water Dogs love the beach, but playing games of fetch, chasing waves, and swimming can […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-drinking-salt-water/ | April 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Travel Tips for Taking Your Dog Out on the Water
When it’s warm outside, humans tend to flock to the water. Whether swimming, boating, or lounging on a raft, it’s a great way to spend a day. If you own a dog, chances are you want to include him in your fun-filled activities. But canines and water don't always mix. Help keep your pup safe […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/tips-for-taking-your-dog-out-on-the-water/ | March 25, 2019
Expert Advice: Cleaning Tips on How to Safely Use Cleaning Products Around Your Dog
Life with dogs gets messy. Keeping an arsenal of cleaning products and supplies on hand is essential for our sanity as dog owners, but using these cleaning products safely can get tricky. Here are some tips to help you keep your home clean and safe for your dog. Read the Label As simple as it […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/tips-on-how-to-safely-use-cleaning-products-around-your-dog/ | March 22, 2019
Expert Advice: Health 10 Ways to Go Green With Your Dog
Do you follow the three “R’s” of environmental responsibility: Reduce, reuse, and recycle? As a dog owner, there are lots of ways to go green. You can start with the basics, like picking up poop, and even change the way you care for your dog by choosing environmentally friendly products. You and your eco-friendly dog […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/10-ways-to-go-green-with-your-dog/ | February 25, 2019
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
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
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