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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
Bichon Frise puppy chewing on the rug.
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Intestinal Blockage in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatments
Intestinal blockages are common in dogs, and most often occur from eating foreign objects. What are the causes, treatment and timeline of blockages?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/intestinal-blockage-in-dogs/ | April 24, 2024
Expert Advice: Health Librela for Dogs: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives
Librela is a new pain management drug for canine osteoarthritis. Learn more about its advantages, limitations and when it is a suitable treatment option.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/librela-for-dogs/ | April 3, 2024
Welsh Springer Spaniel puppy sitting on command indoors.
Expert Advice: Training Schedules of Reinforcement: When Should You Reward Your Dog?
When should you give your dog a reward? Every time they perform a behavior or just once in a while? Learn how to schedule rewards effectively.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/schedules-of-reinforcement-for-dogs/ | March 26, 2024
Golden Retriever scratching an itch on its head outdoors.
Expert Advice: Health Apoquel® for Dogs: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives
Apoquel for dogs is a medication used to manage the inflammation and itchiness associated with canine allergies. Learn about its benefits and limitations.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/apoquel-for-dogs/ | March 15, 2024
Pages Competition/Titles Update Winter 2024
We have some big news to report about All-Americans succeeding at earning the top titles and honors in Agility, Coursing Ability, Fast CAT, Rally, Obedience, Scent Work, Tracking, and Trick Dog! AGILITY Agility Grand Championship (AGCH) AGCH MACH6 Mister Tedley MXS2 PDS MJS2 PJD PJDP MFG TQX T2B6 ACT2 TKA owned by Kathy Crain of […]
https://www.akc.org/register/information/canine-partners/newsletter/competition-titles-update-winter-2024/ | March 14, 2024
Bulldog rolling in the grass.
Expert Advice: Health Yeast Dermatitis (Malassezia) in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatments
Yeast dermatitis is another type of dermatitis that can affect dogs, also called Malassezia. Learn the signs, symptoms, and how to treat.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/yeast-dermatitis-in-dogs/ | March 7, 2024
Shetland Sheepdog laying in its bed in an office on Bring Your Dog to Work Day.
Expert Advice: Health Imodium (Loperamide) for Dogs: Uses, Side Effects, and Alternatives
We asked a veterinarian about Imodium® (loperamide) for dogs, why you should use the drug cautiously or not at all, dosages, and the safer alternatives.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/imodium-for-dogs/ | March 4, 2024
Bulldog puppy getting a check-up at the vet.
Expert Advice: Health Hyperthyroidism in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Although hyperthyroidism in dogs is a relatively rare disease, it can have serious consequences for a dog's health and life expectancy.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/hyperthyroidism-in-dogs/ | February 29, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Breeds What Is a Double Coat, and What Dog Breeds Are Double-Coated?
From double to single, long to hairless, and curly to wiry, dogs' coats come in different textures, lengths, and colors. So what's a double coat?
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/double-coated-dog-breeds/ | February 22, 2024
Senior obese longhaired Dachshund at home.
Expert Advice: Health Nuclear Sclerosis in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms, Treatments
Nuclear sclerosis in dogs results in the same bluish haze on their eyes as cataracts. We asked an expert about the differences between the two conditions.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/nuclear-sclerosis-in-dogs/ | February 16, 2024

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