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Expert Advice: News What Your Ticket to the 2018 AKC National Championship Gets You
It's that time of year again. Tickets for the 2018 AKC National Championships are on sale, which means you need to know what to expect from this year's canine extravaganza. 2018 Championship Overview The American Kennel Club and Royal Canin are bringing two days of canine festivities to Orlando, Florida. December 15 and 16, competitors […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/what-your-ticket-to-the-2018-akc-national-championship-gets-you/ | November 9, 2018
Expert Advice: General Nutrition What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA’s Grain-Free Diet Alert
The FDA launched an investigation into potential links between canine heart disease and diet -- specifically grain-free diets. We've compiled the information you need to know to understand this recent development. What is the FDA Investigating? It is easy to jump to conclusions anytime we see an FDA headline about pet food. After all, our dog's health […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-fdas-grain-free-diet-alert/ | October 22, 2018
Expert Advice: Health How to Talk to Your Veterinarian About CBD Oil
You've probably heard about CBD oil for dogs. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabis compound used to treat certain medical conditions in people. Increasingly, dog owners are interested in incorporating CBD oil into their dogs' healthcare plans. With so many CBD products to choose from, it's important that you know how to talk to your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/talk-veterinarian-cbd-oil/ | October 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Dog Myths Debunked: Does a Completely Hypoallergenic Dog Exist?
Some allergy sufferers are at a disadvantage when it comes to owning pets. As much as we may love dogs, constant allergy symptoms grow tiresome and can even be dangerous in severe cases, when people are allergic to dog dander. That doesn't stop many dog enthusiasts with allergies from looking for alternatives. A quick Internet […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/hypoallergenic-dogs-dog-myths-debunked/ | September 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions What to Do If You Find Blood in Your Dog’s Stool
Blood belongs in blood vessels, so when it makes an appearance anywhere else on or around our pets, we worry — and with good reason. Blood in dog stool is a symptom of a wide range of conditions. Some are more serious than others, but knowing what you're looking at can help you communicate more […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/blood-in-dog-stool/ | September 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Health What’s the Deal With Capnocytophaga, the Dog Bacteria Making Headlines?
Recent news reports from Wisconsin about a rare infection spread by cats and dogs have caused concern among pet owners. Capnocytophaga, as hard to treat as it is to pronounce, is a common bacteria found in our pets. While harmless to cats and dogs, it can cause serious health problems in humans. So, should we […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/capnocytophaga-dog-bacteria/ | August 31, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Cantaloupe?
As a dog owner, it can be tricky to keep track of which fruits are okay for your canine companion to consume. So, can dogs eat cantaloupe? Yes, the tasty melon is safe for pups to eat in moderation and can be a healthy alternative to traditional treats, especially if your dog is overweight. Even […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-cantaloupe/ | August 30, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Should Your Dog Wear Sunscreen?
Humans often take precautions to protect themselves from the sun, but should we be doing the same for our dogs? Do dogs need sunscreen? Just like people, canine companions are prone to sunburn and other diseases associated with sun exposure. Taking certain safety measures can lower your dog's risk of developing serious medical issues, as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-sunscreen/ | August 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Can CBD Oil Help Dogs With Epilepsy? The AKC Canine Health Foundation Investigates
Canine epilepsy is the most common cause of recurrent seizures in dogs. Unfortunately, the medications used to treat epilepsy, such as phenobarbital, potassium bromide, diazepam, and other anticonvulsant drugs, can cause serious side effects in some dogs. Even with medication, up to 30 percent of dogs with epilepsy continue to experience seizures. Cannabidiol (CBD) is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cbd-oil-for-dog-seizures/ | August 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Health 6 Tips for Giving Your Dog His Pills
A spoonful of sugar might help our medicine go down, but dogs typically pose a bit more of a challenge. While some canine companions dutifully eat their pills with dinner, most tend to need a little encouragement. These tips for giving your dog a pill will make the process more pleasant for everyone involved. Pill […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-give-a-dog-a-pill/ | August 22, 2018