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Expert Advice: Lifestyle Can Dogs Sense Pregnancy?
One of the amazing things about dogs is their noses and their ability to detect and remember scents, long after being exposed to the original odor. When a woman is pregnant, the hormones in her body are likely to alter her scent in some way. So, can dogs sense pregnancy? Because of their keen sense of smell, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/can-dogs-sense-pregnancy/ | August 2, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living How to Keep Your Dog Safe When Pet Theft Is on the Rise
In our daily lives, we take precautions to safeguard our most valuable possessions and protect them from being stolen. We lock our car doors, equip our homes with alarms, and create passwords to shield our personal information, yet few pet owners realize that protecting our dogs from potential theft is just as important. Dognapping isn’t […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/dog-theft/ | July 25, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows?
Marshmallows are one of those treats that can be hard to resist — and it's nearly impossible to eat just one. But, can dogs eat marshmallows? The answer is no. Though not all marshmallows are toxic to dogs, they certainly aren't good for your canine companion. Made from sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, vanilla extract, and coated […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-marshmallows/ | July 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Home Should I Bring My Dog to a Fourth of July Celebration? Things to Consider
It’s that time of year, when family and friends gather to celebrate Independence Day. Whether you're going to a small, intimate gathering, or a larger party, there is bound to be a variety of foods, drinks, and, of course, fireworks throughout the day. While this sounds like fun to most people, your dog may have […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/fourth-of-july-with-dogs/ | July 2, 2018
Expert Advice: Home & Living How Dog Owners Can Keep Their Pups Healthy and Safe This Summer
Now that warmer weather is here, it’s extremely important for dog owners to take certain precautions when it comes to their pup’s health. To ensure that you and your canine companion have an enjoyable summer, we’ve compiled a list of things to keep in mind this season, so that your furry BFF stays safe. Overheating Every […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/dogs-in-summer/ | June 29, 2018
Expert Advice: News How Dogs Are Helping Returning Military Soldiers Combat PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, does not discriminate. Factors outside one’s control can lead to this anxiety disorder, which affects millions of people — including some of the brave men and women who serve in our military armed forces. During their years of service, military personnel are at a greater risk of exposure to highly traumatic […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/ptsd-service-dogs-for-veterans/ | June 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Fitness Dog Breeds That Could Make Good Running Companions
It’s widely known that running is a great cardiovascular exercise for humans, but it’s also an excellent way for dogs that are in good health to have some fun while spending quality time with their owner. Not only does running help maintain weight, improve muscle tone, and build endurance, it also stimulates mental health and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/best-running-dogs/ | June 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Do Dogs Grieve the Loss of Their Human Owners?
There are countless reasons why dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. They offer love, loyalty, and companionship, and anyone who has ever formed a special bond with a dog can attest to the symbiotic relationship between humans and canines. But what happens to a dog when he loses his best friend? “When an […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/do-dogs-grieve/ | June 4, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Sweet Potatoes?
Update: Recent research has suggested that sweet potatoes, while not poisonous, may not be appropriate for a dog's diet. From the UC Davis School of Medicine: "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an alert about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-sweet-potatoes/ | May 30, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Caring for a Chronically Ill Dog: How to Make Life Easier for You and Your Pup
For better or worse, in sickness and in health, it’s a pet owner’s responsibility to provide the love and care needed throughout her dog’s lifetime. Nobody wants to imagine her canine companion falling ill, but it’s a good idea to prepare for the unexpected. “Owners do not want to plan for a sick dog, but […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/caring-for-chronically-ill-dog/ | May 24, 2018