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Expert Advice: Health Should Your Dog Wear Sunscreen?
Humans often take precautions to protect themselves from the sun, but should we be doing the same for our dogs? Do dogs need sunscreen? Just like people, canine companions are prone to sunburn and other diseases associated with sun exposure. Taking certain safety measures can lower your dog's risk of developing serious medical issues, as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-sunscreen/ | August 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Is It Dangerous for Dogs to Drink Salt Water?
Anyone who has ever swallowed a mouthful of salt water after swimming in the ocean knows how unpleasant it tastes. When it comes to our canine companions, drinking salt water isn't just dangerous for dogs, it can also be deadly. Dogs Drinking Salt Water Dogs love playing at the beach, but games of fetch, chasing […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-drinking-salt-water/ | August 15, 2018
Expert Advice: General Health Do Dogs Sweat?
As a dog owner, you may be used to seeing your canine companion pant in warm weather, but do dogs sweat? Contrary to popular belief, dogs do sweat, but sweating is only a small part of the process they use to cool themselves down. How Do Dogs Sweat? There's a reason why you've never seen your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-sweat/ | August 8, 2018
Expert Advice: Health How Changes in Weather Can Affect Your Dog’s Mood
Have you ever noticed that your dog's mood shifts with the weather? Storms, heat, cold, and the changing seasons affect our dogs, just like they affect us. Understanding this behavior can help you prepare your canine companion for the forecast ahead. Changing Seasons When the temperature heats up, some dogs rejoice, while others seek out […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-changes-in-weather-can-affect-dogs/ | July 5, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living How Dog Owners Can Keep Their Pups Healthy and Safe This Summer
Now that warmer weather is here, it’s extremely important for dog owners to take certain precautions when it comes to their pup’s health. To ensure that you and your canine companion have an enjoyable summer, we’ve compiled a list of things to keep in mind this season, so that your furry BFF stays safe. Overheating Every […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/dogs-in-summer/ | June 29, 2018
Expert Advice: News AKCLive! June 27: How to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer, Take the Perfect Social Media Shot, and More
We had an exciting line-up on the June 27 episode of AKCLive! We checked in with Charell Star, who showed us how to capture the perfect shot of your pet for social media. We highlighted some fun ways that you and your dog can stay cool this summer. We brought you a new Nibbles & […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akclive-jun-27-18/ | June 26, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living Traveling to the Beach This Summer? Pack a Go-Bag for Your Dog
If you’re planning to hit the beach with your dog this summer, a go-bag full of essentials can make all the difference. Scroll down for products your pup can use in the surf, sun, and sand! Dog Sunscreen Ice on Ice Spray With Sunscreen Although we don’t usually think of the beach as good for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/dog-beach-travel-bag/ | June 7, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Tests, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial illness that can be transmitted to humans, dogs, and other animals by certain species of ticks. It is caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that is carried inside a tick and gets into a dog or person’s bloodstream through a tick bite. Once in the bloodstream, the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/lyme-disease-in-dogs/ | April 20, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Is My Dog’s Nose Dry?
A cold, wet nose means a healthy pup. That wet nose is part of the reason why your dog has an amazing sense of smell. The wet nose draws in tiny particles to be examined by your dog's olfactory glands. So, if your pooch has a dry nose, should you be concerned? What are […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-is-my-dogs-nose-dry/ | August 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Tips From a Breeder: How to Beat the Summer Heat With a Black Dog
Keeping our companions cool in summertime is a struggle for all dog owners, particularly for those of us whose breed of choice has a dark-colored or black coat, such as the Schipperke. Although not all Schipperkes are black, black is currently the only recognized color included in the breed's AKC standard. Our little black […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/tips-how-to-beat-the-summer-heat-black-dog/ | August 17, 2017