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Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Survival Tips for Tough Tick Season
Scientists predict a boom in this repulsive parasite in 2015, but simple measures can reduce your dog’s disease risk. Even as temperatures soar toward triple digits, we are still suffering from one surprising effect of last winter’s brutal snowfalls—more ticks. Deep snow banks provided protection for these repulsive parasites, say scientists from the University of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/survival-tips-for-tick-season/ | July 8, 2015
ticks on dogs
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Ticks on Dogs
We all know that spring and summer are seasons to be on high alert for ticks. Dogs are particularly susceptible to tick bites and can also carry them into the house. Tick-borne diseases, including Lyme Disease, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Canine Anaplasmosis and several others affect both humans and dogs. And although ticks are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/ticks-on-dogs/ | June 9, 2015
Expert Advice: News The Greenwich KC All Breed Dog Show 83 Years Old In June
The Greenwich Kennel Club (GKC), one of the oldest all-breed dog clubs in the tri-state area of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey which held its first annual all-breed dog show in 1930, is in the final preparation stages for their 2015 annual outdoor dog show that is taking place on June 6th. This well-established […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/the-greenwich-kc-all-breed-dog-show-85-years-old-in-june/ | May 25, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Should I Let Our Dog Sleep In Bed With Us?
ASK AKC Dear AKC: My wife and I are having a disagreement about whether to let our new Boston Terrier puppy sleep on the bed with us at night. Is this a good practice or will it create problems for us or the dog down the road? -- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie Dear Sleeping Dogs: […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/should-dog-sleep-in-my-bed/ | May 16, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Flea & Tick Prevention: 5 Reasons to Use Them This Summer
Spring has sprung and summer is peeking around the corner! As the chilly winter fades, the lure of the great outdoors calls to us and our family pets. Unfortunately, it also rings in the full-blown season of fleas, ticks and mosquitos. Let’s talk about the benefits of protecting our pets against these pesky parasites.   […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/five-reasons-for-flea-prevention-products-this-summer/ | May 15, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health 8 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Dog In the Summer
The days seem longer, the sun is shining and your dog wants to spend more time outdoors. Whether you and your dog are headed to park or just taking a stroll, veterinarians offer this advice:   Never, ever leave your dog in the car; Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water; Make […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/protect-dog-summer-heat-sun-tips/ | May 12, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health 6 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Dog Healthy
Basic Care to Ensure Your Dog's HealthIn addition to your love and companionship, there are measures you should take as a responsible pet owner to keep your dog healthy. Here are six things recommended by veterinarians: Keep your pet at a healthy weight; Exercise your pet; Feed your pet a balanced, nutritious diet; Have your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/6-things-keep-your-dog-healthy/ | May 11, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Spring Season Has Sprung
Heartworm, Fleas and TicksPrevent the spring blues for your dog. As with all medical issues, it is better to prevent problems than to have to treat them later. Check with your veterinarian for preventive recommendations against heartworm and fleas/ticks to keep your dog in good health. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal parasitic […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/spring-season-sprung-fleas-ticks-odor-allergies-digging/ | May 6, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick What’s Your State’s Flea-and-Tick Season?
Although fleas and ticks pose a threat to pets year-round, they become most active during the warmer months, starting as early as March in some areas of the United States. Find your state on the map shown here to learn when your pets are most at risk for fleas and ticks. As a responsible pet […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/whats-your-states-flea-and-tick-season/ | April 29, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Dog Parasites
Parasites in dogs take many forms, but they all have one thing in common: sooner or later their presence will almost always have an impact on your pet's health or comfort. They can cause anything from mild irritation to serious illness. To cover all of the parasites in detail would (and does) take up a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/parasites/ | April 17, 2015

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