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Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 10 Lazy Pups Enjoying the Dog Days of Summer
In last month’s Nibble newsletter, we asked our readers to send in pictures of their dogs having a lazy summer. It was a tough decision, but we've selected the 10 "laziest" pups enjoying the dog days of summer the best way they know how! Buddy – Labrador Retriever Buddy is a 6-year-old Labrador Retriever who […] | August 22, 2019
Fruits and Vegetables
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Fruits and Vegetables Dogs Can or Can’t Eat
It's not uncommon to want to spoil your dog by sharing table scraps or your favorite snack. After all, if it is safe for you to eat, it must be OK for them to eat, right? Not necessarily. While many human foods are perfectly safe for dogs, some are very unhealthy and downright dangerous, so it's […] | August 2, 2019
Vet checking the heartbeat of a Samoyed with a stethoscope at a vet's office.
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Be a Heartworm Aware Dog Owner
Question: What are Heartworms and how do they spread?

 Mosquitos are not only a pesky annoyance of the warmer summer months, but to our pets they can be deadly. Mosquitoes all across the county can carry heartworm, which means one bite from an infected mosquito can result in heartworm disease in your dog. There […] | July 30, 2019
Dalmatian licking a treat off a stick.
Expert Advice: Nutrition Best Frozen DIY Dog Treats
When I was a child, I never ate an ice cream cone without giving the final bite to my dog. He loved sharing my cold treats, but I didn't realize it wasn't the best choice for his health. Ice cream can be hard for dogs to digest because milk and cream are the base of most ice […] | July 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Vet-Approved Frozen Summer Treats for Dogs
Question: My local drive-thru ice-cream shop offers “pup cones”; very small portions of soft serve vanilla ice cream in a tiny ice cream cone. When my Yorkie watches me with her sweet “please share” eyes on a hot day, I’m tempted. Can I feed my dog ice cream, frozen yogurt or popsicles? Answer: 
While I’m […] | July 23, 2019
Expert Advice: Home & Living Traveling to the Beach? Pack The Perfect Go-Bag for Your Dog
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 you’re planning to hit the beach with your dog […] | July 22, 2019
Lhaso Apso running through weave poles outdoors.
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports 5 Sports You and Your Dog Need to Try This Summer
For many, summer means longer days, no school, vacation, and more time to spend with your pup. This summer, why not try out a new dog sport? There are many activities you and your dog can try out both in the comfort of the air conditioning or in the great outdoors. Why Try a New […] | July 2, 2019
Border Collie sitting with sunglasses an the American flag dropped over behind him.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues How to Keep Your Dog Calm During Fourth of July Fireworks
The Fourth of July is coming up, meaning many dog owners will be dealing with howling, barking, and generally anxious dogs. It's largely believed that Independence Day is the day when the highest number of dogs run away. But just what are the dogs afraid of? "It can be the smell. It can be the […] | July 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Be Prepared! More Pets Go Missing July 4 & 5 Than Any Other Day
The epitome of summer comes just after the summer solstice, on July 4. This holiday weekend is often full of patriotism, barbecues, pool parties, and fireworks. Though the celebrations are jam-packed with entertainment, it can be an anxious weekend for your pet. In fact, more pets go missing during July 4th weekend than any other […] | June 30, 2019
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog 6 Summer Camps for Dogs and Their Owners
On a hot, balmy summer day many think back to attending summer camp. As a child, some long for this time of the year, filled with s'mores by the fire, ghost stories, and water-sports. Yet, summer camp usually meant pre-camp goodbyes to family, friends, and even the household pet. Imagine how much more fun summer […] | June 25, 2019

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