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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
Expert Advice: News Create an Emergency Evacuation Plan for You and Your Dog
Many emergency situations 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 ever need to evacuate your home, never, leave your dog behind. You have legal rights to take him with you. The PETS Act requires that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/create-emergency-evacuation-plan-dog/ | September 14, 2018
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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
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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

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