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Expert Advice: Home 6 Ways Your Yard Can Harm Your Dog
Your yard can be your oasis, but it can also be a land mine of potential hazards to your dog. Whether you’re looking for a new house or want to spruce up your current backyard, there are a number of risks you should pay attention to in order to keep your furry friend safe. 1. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/ways-your-yard-can-harm-your-dog/ | July 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Summer Kennel Safety and Comfort Tips
Summer arrives this month, and most of the country has already experienced hot, muggy weather. I hope these ideas will help protect your home, kennel, and dogs from summer hazards. Check all air conditioners and fans. Make sure they are clean, in good working order, and properly wired. Clean and change the filters often.   […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/summer-kennel-safety-and-comfort-tips/ | June 13, 2017
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick 6 Places to Look for Ticks on Your Dog
  Tick season is upon us, and these bloodsucking pests are showing up all over the place. Tick prevention should be taken seriously, and not just because these arachnids make many people squeamish — ticks actually carry quite a few deadly diseases. Some of these diseases are lifelong, with no cure, so being diligent in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/places-to-look-for-ticks-on-dog/ | June 7, 2017
Expert Advice: Weight Management ​The Biggest Losers: Canine Edition
  These four dogs went from fat to fit, thanks to the efforts of their owners and veterinarians. Find out how they did it.   Dennis Location: Ohio Original weight: 56 pounds Finishing weight: 9 pounds When nursing student Brooklyn Burton first met Dennis, she was horrified. She had arrived at the home of the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/the-biggest-losers-canine-edition/ | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Healthy You, Healthy Dog, Healthy New Year!
Most of us start a new year with a resolve to do better, whether that applies to work, relationships, forming good habits, or living healthier. So, we have to ask, how's that diet going? How many miles a day are you running? Use that new gym membership yet? Don't despair—the year is young. In fact, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/freshpet-new-years-resolutions/ | January 24, 2017
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Expert Advice: General Health Doxycycline For Dogs: Uses and Side Effects
Most dogs take antibiotics at least once in their lives, whether for a current infection or as a preventative measure. One of the antibiotics commonly used in veterinary medicine is doxycycline. What Is Doxycycline? Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it targets a wide range of bacteria. It also has similarly broad antimicrobial properties, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/doxycycline-for-dogs/ | November 30, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Rover, Move Over! AKC Offers Tips on Sleeping With Your Pet
Did you know that an AKC survey revealed that 21% of dog owners stated the reason they let their dogs sleep with them at night is to keep warm?  And in the case of who—or what—occupies most of the bed space, 44% of respondents admitted their dog takes up the most room. If you do […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/rover-move-over-akc-offers-tips-on-sleeping-with-your-pet/ | September 19, 2016
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Expert Advice: Puppy Health Flea And Tick Medicine For Puppies
After you’ve welcomed a new puppy into your home, it’s important to use all available resources to set him up for a long and happy life. Those include getting all required and recommended vaccinations for your puppy, beginning the socialization process, and initiating a regimen of preventive care, including heartworm preventatives and flea/tick medication. Flea […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/flea-and-tick-medicine-for-puppies/ | September 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Grooming Why It’s Worth Having Your Dog Groomed Professionally
Although many dog owners prefer to groom their dogs on their own, having your dog professionally groomed will save you time and energy. It takes a lot of care and patience to groom a dog, especially a fluffy one, a puppy, or one with behavioral issues. A professional grooming session typically consists of the dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-its-worth-having-your-dog-groomed-professionally/ | August 5, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Health What Does It Mean When Your Puppy Sheds His Coat?
There is not much in this world cuter than a puppy. Besides their downy ears and ridiculous antics, part of their undeniable appeal is their soft puppy coats. Unfortunately for adoring owners, puppyhood doesn’t last forever. Loss of puppy coat is a normal part of your dog’s growth, but it can be alarming for first […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-does-it-mean-when-your-puppy-sheds-his-coat/ | July 29, 2016

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