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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/ | April 18, 2019
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? Can dogs get suburned? The answer is yes. Just like people, canine companions are prone to sunburn and to other complications and diseases associated with sun exposure. Taking certain safety measures can lower your dog’s […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-sunscreen/ | April 11, 2019
Expert Advice: Home How to Prevent Your Dog From Escaping the Yard
For a lot of dog owners, a nicely fenced backyard where your pup can roam, sniff out interesting things, and snooze in the shade is a must. It’s perfect — except when your dog believes the grass is greener elsewhere, and he becomes a master escape artist. One minute you see him from the kitchen […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/how-to-keep-a-dog-from-escaping-the-yard/ | April 3, 2019
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: Products & Accessories Dog Stroller Guide: Our Picks for Small and Large Pets
The AKC independently selected each product featured in this article. If you purchase a product through this article, we may receive a portion of the sale. While we do our best to update links often, please note that prices and deals are subject to change. If your dog is elderly, has lost some mobility, or […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-stroller-guide-and-top-picks/ | March 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Is Your Puppy Drinking Enough Water?
As a general rule, adult dogs need about one ounce of water per pound of body weight per day. But growing puppies, despite their smaller size, drink more than their adult counterparts. A lot depends, however, on your puppy’s age, size, and activity level. Very young pups fulfill their hydration needs from their mother’s milk. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-drinking-enough-water/ | March 21, 2019
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