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Expert Advice: Lifestyle The Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Dog to Work
These days, it can feel like there are dogs everywhere you turn. About 68 percent of households in the U.S. own a pet, and 60.2 million of those pets are dogs. This statistic has resulted in an attitude shift. More and more public places are being deemed appropriate for pets — including the workplace. Primarily […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/bring-your-dog-to-work-pros-and-cons/ | June 22, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living Traveling on the Subway With Your Dog: What You Should Know
For city dwellers, owning a dog comes with a unique set of challenges — one being transportation. Thanks to public transit, you can get pretty much anywhere with relative ease. But what about those times when you need to bring your dog someplace that's too far to walk? These days, most cities allow certain pets […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/dogs-on-the-subway/ | May 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Health How to Prep Your Dog for Surgery — Planning Ahead Can Make a Huge Difference
Preparing your dog for surgery is stressful, whether it's a dental cleaning or something more complex, like a hip replacement. There is a lot of information to remember. Is your dog allowed to eat? Are there any medications he needs to take? Is there additional testing that needs to be done before the surgery? Your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-prep-your-dog-for-surgery/ | April 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living Coyotes Present a Serious Threat: Here’s How You Can Protect Your Dog
With their habitats and food sources shrinking, coyotes are venturing closer to our neighborhoods and homes than we'd like. Not only do they prey on livestock such as chickens and lambs, but our cats and dogs can make an easy meal for these canine natives as well. Here are some ways you can protect your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/coyote-attacks-protecting-dogs/ | April 18, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Are Essential Oils Safe for Dogs?
In recent years, essential oils have become more and more popular, so it's no surprise some dog owners want to try them out. Essential oils are often advertised as natural treatment options or even alternatives to traditional medicine, treating everything from anxiety to skin conditions. Natural, however, doesn't always mean safe. There can be serious […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/are-essential-oils-safe-for-dogs/ | April 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 12 Tips on How to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding. Say YES to the Pet!
On the big day, it’s natural to want to be surrounded by friends and loved ones, and who’s more beloved than your dog? These days, when millennials are the largest segment of pet owners, many couples want to include the dog in their wedding. After all, when you promise to share your life together, you’re […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/tips-to-include-dog-in-wedding/ | March 30, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living Is It Safe for Dogs to Play With Plastic Water Bottles?
It’s a mystery, but dogs love to bite into plastic water bottles and hear them crunch and crackle. “Many people give them to their dog to play with, and some store-bought toys even have them instead of stuffing,” says AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Hilarie Erb. “Diving into a wading pool filled with them is an […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/safe-dogs-play-plastic-water-bottles/ | March 19, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living How to Prep Your House for a Pet Sitter
Leaving your pets in someone else’s care can be stressful for you and your dogs. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. This checklist will help you and your pet sitter work together to keep your dogs happy, healthy, and safe while you're away. Make sure your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/how-to-prep-house-for-pet-sitter/ | March 7, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living 9 Every Day Items You Might Forget About That Are Hazardous to Dogs
Anyone living with a baby or toddler knows to be vigilant about household safety hazards and takes steps to keep children safe. But as a dog owner, do you take the same care to protect your pets from common household objects? Try to see your environment from your dog’s point of view and determine what […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/items-you-might-forget-that-are-hazardous-to-dogs/ | March 5, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Hi-Tech Goes to the Dogs: 16 Tech Products for Your Dog
Technology plays a part in almost everything we do today, from communication to shopping, even our health and fitness. So it’s no surprise that technology has found its way into pet care. Smartphones, smart watches, smart homes . . . why not smart dog feeders, trackers, toys, and more? According to the American Pet Products […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/tech-products-for-your-dog/ | February 23, 2018