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Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health How to Provide Your Senior Dog With Proper Exercise
As our dogs age, their mobility is likely going to decline. But this doesn’t mean our senior dogs don’t require any exercise. In fact, maintaining an active lifestyle will help decrease the onset of ailments, such as arthritis and muscle loss. Although your older dog might not be chasing the ball as fast or as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/senior-dog-health/provide-senior-dog-proper-exercise/ | January 30, 2018
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Benefits of High-Fiber Dog Foods
Fiber is an often-overlooked nutrient in dog foods, but it's surprisingly beneficial to our dogs. Although it comes only from plant-based ingredients, there are plenty of healthy ways it can be included in your dog's diet -- through ingredients such as sweet potatoes, peas, or green beans. The quality of the fiber is important, as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/general-nutrition/benefits-high-fiber-dog-foods/ | January 16, 2018
Expert Advice: Travel 5 Things to Pack When You Board Your Dog
Boarding our dogs can be stressful--for us and for our four-legged companions. Since boarding often comes alongside the chaos (or upheaval) of human traveling, we often forget what we should pack for our pups. Whether you're boarding your dog at a daycare facility or a friend's house, you'll want to make sure you have some […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/travel/5-things-pack-when-board-your-dog/ | November 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Everything You Need to Know About Seizure Response Dogs
Service dogs are incredible animals that give people the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest. Without them, countless people would not be able to perform daily tasks or experience what many take for granted. Some of these dogs, called "seizure response dogs," assist people who suffer from epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. There are […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/did-you-know/everything-need-to-know-seizure-response-dogs/ | October 12, 2017
Expert Advice: News Modesto City Council Votes to Allow Family to Keep K-9
In a unanimous vote, the City Council of Modesto decided to allow the family of a slain officer to keep Ike, a 3-year-old police dog. Ike, a Belgian Malinois, was the K-9 partner of Sgt. Mike Pershall, who was killed in August by a suspected drunken driver, The Modesto Bee reports. Ike was partnered with […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/modesto-city-council-votes-to-allow-family-to-keep-k-9/ | October 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 13 Dogs With Curly Tails
Every dog breed is unique. They each have their own personality characteristics and special looks — which is exactly why we love our purebred dogs! There are so many things that make them simply adorable, and one of those is their tails. Tails probably come in as many varieties as dogs do, and in […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/did-you-know/13-dogs-with-curly-tails/ | September 15, 2017
Expert Advice: Travel 4 Tips for Taking Your Dog to the Beach
Taking your dog to the beach can be a rewarding experience, but there are some things to consider before you pack up your pooch and head to the sandy shore. Depending on where you live, the time of year, and even the time of day, beaches can be overflowing with other humans and dogs […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/travel/tips-for-taking-dog-to-beach/ | August 18, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Coconut?
We all know that dogs can eat coconut oil, and owners are often encouraged to add it to their dogs’ diets, but what about the coconut meat itself? Should we be giving actual pieces of it to our dogs? The short answer is yes! Coconut meat is just as healthy, if not more so, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/natural-foods/can-dogs-eat-coconut/ | July 25, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? What Do Police Dogs Do?
Human law enforcement officers need to be a special type of person, and police dogs must be a special type of dog. These impressive animals come from generations of dogs specifically bred to perform the complicated tasks that police dogs are required to accomplish. Generally speaking, this isn’t something all dogs are able to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/did-you-know/what-do-police-dogs-do/ | June 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Rib Bones?
When your dog is gazing up at you with endearing eyes, it’s tempting to share the scraps you have on your plate, especially when it comes to leftover barbecue. We’ve all heard the phrase “give a dog a bone,” but the literal action might not be as harmless as we think. Most people consider […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/natural-foods/can-dogs-eat-rib-bones/ | June 27, 2017