Showing content written by: Dr. Jerry Klein, CVO
Expert Advice: General Health What to Do if Your Dog’s Food Is Recalled
Just as with human foods and products, there are periodic recalls of pet foods and products. In many cases, dog foods are recalled because the product presents a danger when consumed. The company that makes the dog food or the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may initiate a recall. Sometimes the product recall may […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-food-recall/ | January 2, 2019
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Are Poinsettias Poisonous to Dogs?
QUESTION: My two-year-old Basenji is a very curious pup and still gets into things and chews on occasion. For the past two years, as a safety precaution, I kept holiday decorating to a minimum. I did not have poinsettias, lights, or candles – in fact, I hardly decorated at all aside from a tabletop tree. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/poinsettias-poisonous-dogs/ | December 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Do Dogs Need Sweaters or Jackets In the Winter?
QUESTION: I own an American Staffordshire Terrier and live in the Midwest where it can get extremely cold. I generally put him in a sweater or jacket for walks on cold days. Recently, a passerby asked why my large and strong dog was wearing a sweater. Of course, I did not listen to this virtual […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/dogs-need-sweaters-jackets-winter/ | November 30, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Can Dogs Get Frostbite?
Question: I just moved from a state with a moderate climate to an area that I’ve heard can have days on end with sustained temperatures below freezing. My dog spends a lot of time outside in a fenced-in area in addition to taking very long walks with me. Do I need to be concerned about […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/can-dogs-get-frostbite/ | November 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Can Dogs Eat Thanksgiving Turkey?
Dogs can eat Thanksgiving turkey but avoid the skin. What about potatoes and stuffing? Learn more with this list of dog-safe Thanksgiving foods.https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/can-dogs-eat-thanksgiving-turkey/ | November 9, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner FDA Alert On Flea and Tick Products for Pets
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert for the public and professionals (September 2018). The products mentioned in the warning are very popular flea and tick preventatives. Many veterinarians I spoke with regularly prescribe these products for their patients and have not been seeing cats or dogs with symptoms such as the ones […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/fda-alert-flea-tick-products/ | October 25, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Flying With a Dog? Tips for Traveling Safely
Planning to travel with your dog on an airplane? Here's what you need to know. Question: My family and I are relocating, and instead of driving to our new home we would like to travel by plane. Our dilemma is how to transport the dog. There are so many frightening stories in the news. I’ve […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/air-travel-dogs/ | October 25, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner When Should I Call the Vet?
Your dog is an important member of your family but unlike human family members, a dog cannot complain if they are in pain or feeling under the weather. Learn the warning signs that mean you should take your dog to the vet.https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/should-i-call-my-dogs-vet/ | October 25, 2018
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Halloween Safety Tips for Dog Owners
Question: Dear Dr. Klein, Halloween is right around the corner, and as an experienced veterinarian, I suspect you’ve seen all manners of Halloween hazards for dogs. I’ve heard that chocolate or candy containing artificial sweeteners can be dangerous for dogs. Can you please explain why these are dangerous and provide a list of other Halloween […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/halloween-safety-tips-for-dog-owners/ | October 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Health What Does Responsible Dog Ownership Mean? — Veterinarian Edition
So, you think you want a dog? Before adding a canine companion to your family, you should give careful thought to what it means to be a responsible dog owner. I know I had to. When I was a little kid, my family was not animal-oriented, but I was obsessed with animals, especially dogs. I […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/responsible-dog-ownership-veterinarian-edition/ | September 7, 2018