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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding A Canine Mother’s Love: How She Encourages Independence in Her Pups
In honor of Mother’s Day, it’s important to recognize all kinds of moms, including the canine variety that are the first sign of love and protection for newborn puppies. For the first three weeks after the puppies are born, the mother dog gives them her undivided attention and care. “What you’ll see on day one […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/canine-mother-separation-from-puppies/ | May 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs Eat Pickles?
Crispy, crunchy, with a salty-sour taste, pickles make the perfect pairing alongside meals of hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Low in calories, they contain vitamins and minerals that make them a relatively healthy choice for snacking. But are pickles good or bad for a dog to eat? If you’ve ever wondered whether it's safe to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-eat-pickles/ | March 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Dog Dental Care: How Many Teeth Do Dogs Have?
Your dog’s dental health is just as important as your own and should be one of the things you take care of on a daily basis, especially since it’s not something your pup can do for himself. As you think about your best friend’s dental care, have you ever wondered exactly how many teeth dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-many-teeth-do-dogs-have/ | February 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs Eat Rice?
One of the most popular foods around the world is rice. But can dogs eat rice? The answer is yes. You may not even realize it, but rice is an ingredient sometimes found in commercial dog foods. In fact, if you ask many pet owners what they feed their dog when he’s sick, they'll likely […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-eat-rice/ | February 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs See Ghosts?
While there are people who believe in the paranormal, have you ever wondered whether your dog is able to sense the spirits? After all, canines have extraordinary senses that are much sharper than a human's. And wouldn’t it be comforting to know that your dog is able to detect a loved one who has passed on? […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-see-ghosts-spirits/ | January 31, 2019
Expert Advice: News AKC Humane Fund Supports Domestic Violence Victims and Their Pets
 Domestic violence statistics in America are sobering. Nearly one in four women and about one in seven men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. What makes these statistics more concerning is that not all victims of domestic violence leave the situation right away. Surveys of domestic violence victims […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akc-humane-fund-domestic-violence-pet-shelters/ | October 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Can You Use Neosporin on Dogs?
Just like their owners, dogs are susceptible to minor injuries and are not immune to getting cuts, scrapes, or burns. But can you use Neosporin® on dogs? The answer isn’t completely straightforward. In some instances, applying the topical, antibiotic ointment can help heal your dog’s wound, but there are situations when it is not advisable or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-you-use-neosporin-on-dogs/ | September 21, 2018
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Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?
A healthy breakfast choice that offers an abundance of nutritional value, oatmeal is a staple found in many people’s homes. But, can dogs eat oatmeal? The answer is yes, but there are some things you should keep in mind before feeding your pup this snack. Is Oatmeal Good for Dogs? Oatmeal is high in fiber […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-oatmeal/ | August 30, 2018
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Expert Advice: Grieving a Pet: How to Cope With the Loss of a Dog
For anyone grieving the death of a pet, the pain can be overwhelming. Many dog owners view their canine companions as much more than an animal — to them, they’re members of the family. Losing your best friend is heartbreaking and can leave behind a profound sense of emptiness and loss. Grieving the Loss of a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice//grieving-a-pet/ | August 17, 2018
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Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers?
For pet owners, it can be difficult to keep track of which foods are harmful to dogs. For example, can dogs eat bell peppers? In this instance, the answer is yes. Bell peppers pack a punch when it comes to nutritional value for both you and your furry friend. "They’re not toxic, and they are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-bell-peppers/ | August 9, 2018

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