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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Avocado?
Avocados are one of the trendiest health foods on the market. They're touted as a nutritious and delicious snack for humans, but what about for our four-legged friends? Can dogs eat avocado? The answer is no. Avocados contain persin, a fungicidal toxin, which can cause serious health problems — even death — in many animals. According to veterinarians, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-avocado/ | February 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip dysplasia. These two words terrify large and giant breed dog owners, but the truth is hip dysplasia can happen to any size dog. This condition can drastically reduce a dog’s quality of life and is painful for owners to watch. The good news is that embracing the responsibilities of owning a large dog breed, and educating […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/hip-dysplasia-in-dogs/ | February 6, 2019
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Best Dog Food: Choosing What’s Right For Your Dog
In an ideal world, all kibble would be created equal. Instead, dog owners are presented with an overwhelming array of options, all claiming to be the best dog food on the market. Wading through these choices to find a dog food brand that is healthy, affordable, and appealing to your pet is often frustrating. Luckily, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/best-dog-food-choosing-whats-right-for-your-dog/ | January 20, 2019
Expert Advice: Fitness How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Every Day?
If you own a dog, you have probably found yourself wondering “How much exercise does a dog need every day?” Depending on your schedule, that question might sometimes sound more like “How much exercise does a dog really need every day?” As with people, the answer varies from dog to dog and is dependent on […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-much-exercise-does-dog-need/ | January 15, 2019
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 Championship presented by Royal Canin 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 […]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: General Health Can Senior Dogs Get Alzheimer’s?
One of the most common questions owners ask veterinarians about their senior dogs is "Can senior dogs get Alzheimer's?" You may have noticed that your senior dog has started slowing down, or that she seems disoriented and anxious. Some of this is normal aging, but your dog could also have the canine equivalent of Alzheimer’s: […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-get-alzheimers/ | October 9, 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