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Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Garlic?
The smell of roasting garlic is one of those scents that immediately makes most of us hungry. It's featured in cuisines around the globe and is found in many of our favorite foods. Scientific evidence even suggests that garlic has medicinal benefits for humans, so it's perfectly natural for you to wonder: Can dogs eat […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-my-dog/can-dogs-eat-garlic/ | April 19, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Ways to Be a Responsible Dog Owner
Dogs bring tons of fun and love to our lives, but they also require a lot of care by dedicated owners. In recognition of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Month , we have a list of things every good dog owner should do for his or her canine family members. No matter how adorable and […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/did-you-know/ways-to-be-responsible-dog-owner/ | September 13, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Coconut Oil for Dogs: Is it Really Good for Them?
Coconut oil has become a popular supplement for humans. It's thought to have benefits like boosting the immune system, aiding in weight loss, working as an anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, and improving cognitive skills in patients with Alzheimer's. Used topically, coconut oil is an effective moisturizer and lip balm. But pet owners are asking: Is […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/general-health/is-coconut-oil-good-for-dogs/ | August 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?
Without fail, my Cocker Spaniel makes a beeline for the garden every time she is given the opportunity. No vegetable is safe from her omnivorous snacking, but one of her favorite things to steal is zucchini. Her love of vegetables is not unique. Many dogs enjoy veggies, and vegetables can be a healthy treat […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/natural-foods/can-dogs-eat-zucchini/ | July 19, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?
We know from adorable videos like this one that dogs love ice cream. But is ice cream really a harmless treat, or will it cause a major bellyache? Though it may be tempting to share your cone with your four-legged friend, it's best to avoid giving ice cream to dogs. Why Dogs Cannot […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/natural-foods/can-dogs-eat-ice-cream/ | July 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Rib Bones?
When your dog is gazing up at you with endearing eyes, it’s tempting to share the scraps you have on your plate, especially when it comes to leftover barbecue. We’ve all heard the phrase “give a dog a bone,” but the literal action might not be as harmless as we think. Most people consider […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/natural-foods/can-dogs-eat-rib-bones/ | June 27, 2017
Expert Advice: Recipes Your Dog Will Love These Homemade Vet-Approved Dog Treat Recipes!
There are thousands of dog treat products on the market, so why on earth would anyone consider making her own? For starters, when you make your own dog treats, you have control over what ingredients are included. Want another reason to make these vet-approved dog treats? The recipes are quick, easy, and fun! […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/recipes/homemade-vet-approved-dog-treat-recipes/ | June 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Pork Bones?
When you finish up your pork chop, is it okay to give your dog the bone? The answer is no. A pork bone might seem like a nice treat for Fido, but it could actually be dangerous. Why Aren't Pork Bones Safe for Dogs? Pork bones, whether raw or cooked, are likely to splinter and […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/natural-foods/can-dogs-eat-pork-bones/ | June 22, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Anorexia in Dogs: 6 Reasons Why Your Dog Isn’t Eating
Few things are as concerning as a dog that won’t eat. Whether you're a new owner or a seasoned enthusiast, changes in your dog's appetite may cause you to fear a dire diagnosis and hefty veterinary bills. These are reasonable fears, considering that appetite loss is listed as a common symptom for lots of […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/common-conditions/anorexia-dogs-reasons-why/ | June 22, 2017
Expert Advice: General Nutrition High Protein Dog Food: Reading the Label
How much protein dogs need is highly debated. Some say that protein should make up the bulk of your dog’s diet, while others warn this could be dangerous. This decision should be made by you and your veterinarian, taking into consideration your dog's health and taste preferences. No pet food company should be making […]http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/general-nutrition/high-protein-dog-food-reading-label/ | June 20, 2017