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Expert Advice: General Health Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer
Summer is the time to have outdoor fun with our dogs. Longer walks in the park, ambitious hikes, beach days, or family travel -- the sun is shining, and the outdoors is calling. But hot weather can also make us uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for dogs. From an increased exposure to ticks and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/summer-safety-tips-for-dogs-2/ | May 20, 2019
Boykin Spaniel standing in tall grasses.
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Weighs In On Tick-Borne Diseases
Tick-borne disease is a growing threat to both canine and human health. Ticks are parasites that attach themselves to animals and people, feed on blood, and transmit diseases directly into the host’s system. The disease occurs when an infected tick bites a dog or a human and transmits the disease into the victim’s body. The geographic […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/akcs-chief-veterinary-officer-on-tick-borne-disease-symptoms-prevention/ | May 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories Dog Life Jacket: 4 of the Best Options 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. While some dog breeds are natural swimmers — like retrievers […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-your-dog-needs-a-dog-life-jacket/ | May 1, 2019
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy lying in the grass outdoors.
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick 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/ | May 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories 13 Dog Products Every Owner Needs for Spring
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. Both dogs and owners alike celebrate the coming of spring. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/12-spring-essentials/ | April 30, 2019
Golden Retriever sitting in a parked car with its head out the window.
Expert Advice: Health Can I Leave My Dog in the Car If I Crack a Window?
Most dog owners know that you can’t leave a pet in a hot car. Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels in just minutes, putting your dog at risk of heat stroke. But what if you open a window a little bit? Does that make it safe to leave your dog in the car? The answer […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-in-hot-cars/ | April 23, 2019
Lagotto Romagnolo head portrait outdoors.
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: 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

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