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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Going Grassless? Try These Alternative Dog-Friendly Landscapes
Can you have a yard without grass? Check out these alternate dog-friendly grassless yard ideas for your pet.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-friendly-grassless-yards/ | September 6, 2022
Flat-Coated Retriever laying down outdoors.
Expert Advice: Health Dogs Overheating: Signs, Symptoms, & Prevention
It's easy (and dangerous) for dogs to become overheated. Here's how to recognize signs of overheated dogs, how to prevent overheating, and what to do if you think you have an overheated dog.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-overheating-signs-symptoms-prevention/ | July 26, 2022
Belgian Malinois peeing on the side of a path.
Expert Advice: Home & Living Why Is Dog Pee Killing Your Grass — And How to Stop It
Unfortunately, dog pee can kill grass, leaving brown and yellow spots on your lawn. Here's why and how to prevent and fix it.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/dog-pee-killing-grass/ | May 5, 2022
French Bulldog laying down in the grass chewing on a stick.
Expert Advice: Why does my dog... Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?
Wondering why your dog is chewing on weeds and grass on your walks? Here's a few of the reasons why dogs may chew on grass.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/why-does-my-dog-eat-grass/ | March 8, 2022
English Cocker Spaniel puppy exploring in the grass.
Expert Advice: Health Dogs Eating Cicadas: Tasty Treat or Trouble?
Sometime in spring, when the soil temperature reaches 64 degrees, your dog may suddenly start digging up the yard. They can hear something you can’t yet hear – juvenile cicadas tunneling through the ground getting ready to emerge. Most of the more than 3,000 types of cicadas appear every 2 to 5 years, and their […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-eating-cicadas-tasty-treat-or-trouble/ | March 4, 2021
Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy exploring in fall leaves.
Expert Advice: Fun Facts Why Does My Dog Kick The Grass After Pooping?
When you let your dog outdoors to take care of business and notice them kicking grass, sand, and dirt behind them, it's easy to think that the behavior is just a way to keep their area clean. In truth, it's actually a safety mechanism and an important part of how dogs communicate as a species. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dog-kicks-poop-behavior/ | September 22, 2020
Sports & Events Creating a Confident Herding Partner
by Tammie Rogers I am amazed at a herding dog's courage. We often ask our dogs to control and pilot animals that can weigh hundreds of pounds more than they do. We ask them to manage ewes with baby lambs and cows with newborn calves. We ask them to move livestock that doesn't want to […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/herding/articles/creating-a-confident-herding-partner/ | October 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues My Dog is Eating Earthworms/Dew Worms
Ask AKC   Dear AKC: I have a 14-month old pug who eats earthworms every chance he gets. He eats the same amount dry dog food as his brother but eats the earthworms as snacks during his outside time. His brother does not eat earthworms. I'm sure hunger isn't the issue. Is he missing something in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dog-eating-earthworms/ | May 9, 2015
Dachshund with its owner getting checked by a veterinarian.
Expert Advice: Health Deworming Dogs: What You Need to Know
Dogs can come into contact with internal parasites at any point in their lives, including before they are born. These parasites—which are often different types of worms—can cause problems once they find their way into your dog's gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Depending on the parasite, your dog may experience symptoms, but this isn't always the case. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/deworming-dogs-what-you-need-to-know/ | April 24, 2023
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Dogs Eat Poop and How to Stop It
Of all the odd habits our dogs have—drinking toilet water, rolling in dead things, licking their butts— nothing disgusts most dog owners more than knowing that dogs eat poop sometimes. A dog's motivation for eating poop isn't to gross us humans out, but the act of eating poop certainly disgusts us. So much so, in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-dogs-eat-poop/ | June 29, 2022
Chinese Shar-Pei puppy pooping
Expert Advice: General Health How to Tell If Your Dog’s Poop Is Healthy
Wondering how healthy your dog is? The proof is in the poop. The below infographic shows how the shape, size, content, color, and consistency of a dog’s poop can give clues into any internal problems you and your vet may have missed or may need to investigate. For instance, watery stools may indicate an intestinal problem, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-poop-says-health/ | November 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Why does my dog... Why Does My Dog Eat Leaves?
The temperature is dropping, trees are covered in shades of orange, and leaves coat the sidewalk. Fall is in the air. While you may enjoy the sound of crunching leaves under your feet, you may not find it so lovely when your dog is munching on a stray leaf or two. Eating certain types of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/why-does-my-dog-eat-leaves/ | October 3, 2019
Sports & Events Livestock and Your Puppy? Not Yet!
by Lacey Herbel "Don't chew on that!" "Bad puppy! We don't potty inside!" "No! No! No! Stop barking!" When buying a new puppy, many people find that they don't come already trained. There are plenty of things that need to be tweaked before beginning training for a herding dog. Many times a new or even […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/herding/articles/livestock-and-your-puppy/ | October 26, 2017
Yorkshire Terrier licking its lips next to its bowl of food.
Expert Advice: General Nutrition How to Choose Healthy Dry Dog Food
Consider your dog's age, breed, and size when choosing the healthiest dry dog food. Look for protein-rich food packed with vitamins and minerals.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/choosing-healthy-dry-dog-food/ | June 27, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Gear & Accessories Choosing the Right Collar for Your Dog
The right dog collar isn't just a fashion choice; it should be safe, secure, and comfortable. So what goes into choosing the right dog collar?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/choosing-right-dog-collar/ | June 26, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding What Is Health Testing for Dogs?
Every dog owner wants their pet to be healthy and live a long life. Whether you're new to owning a dog or planning to add another companion to your...
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/health-testing-dogs/ | June 6, 2024
Golden Retriever getting comforted while lying on a table at the vet.
Expert Advice: General Health Renal Dysplasia in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment
Renal dysplasia (RD), also known as renal malformation, refers to a type of congenital chronic kidney disease. Learn more about renal dysplasia in dogs.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/renal-dysplasia-in-dogs/ | May 31, 2024
Expert Advice: General Health NSAIDs for Dogs: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) aim to reduce pain and inflammation in dogs struggling with chronic conditions and acute injuries.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/nsaids-for-dogs/ | May 23, 2024
Siberian Husky standing stacked being trained by a woman in the park.
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Aggression in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatments
Dog aggression is a serious and potentially dangerous behavior. Learn what it is and the motivation behind it so you can better help your dog.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/aggression-in-dogs/ | May 22, 2024
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Dogs: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives
Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) can help ease the discomfort of arthritis and promotes wound healing. Learn when PRP might be worth trying for your dog.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/platelet-rich-plasma-therapy-for-dogs/ | May 10, 2024

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