Showing content tagged with: allergies
Expert Advice: Nutrition The 7 Biggest Dog Food Myths
The Internet can offer a wealth of tips and facts on dog food. Unfortunately, it provides even more dog food myths and misinformation. Here’s a sampling of dog-feeding urban legends populating the Web and the actual truths behind them. Dog food myth No. 1: “Never feed dogs pork!” My initial reaction to this was “hogwash!” […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/dog-food-myths/ | July 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Human Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat
Dedicated dog lovers tend to be very kind people. We share our hearts and homes (and for some lucky pups, even the foot of our beds) with our canine pals. Surely there is nothing wrong with sharing our favorite foods with them too, right? Not necessarily. Many of the foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/human-foods-dogs-can-and-cant-eat/ | May 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Is My Dog’s Nose Dry?
A cold, wet nose means a healthy pup. That wet nose is part of the reason why dogs have an amazing sense of smell –10,000 to 100,000 times more powerful than ours. The wet nose draws in tiny particles to be examined by a dog's olfactory glands. The thin layer of mucus on dogs’ noses holds […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-is-my-dogs-nose-dry/ | March 28, 2019
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: Health Can Dogs Be Allergic to Cats?
If you're a dog owner, you're probably aware that canine companions, like humans, can be allergic to different types of food or things in the environment, such as grass or pollen. But what about being allergic to other animals, like cats? Can dogs be allergic to cats? The answer is yes. Veterinarian Dr. Robert Trimble, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-be-allergic-to-cats/ | July 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Can Dogs Get Poison Ivy?
Most anyone who's ever come into contact with poison ivy knows the aftermath (i.e. an itchy rash) is not fun. But, can dogs get poison ivy? "Most veterinary dermatologists say no," says Dr. Sarah Nold, DVM, a Trupanion staff veterinarian. "If it does occur, it is uncommon." Dr. Hayley Adams, a veterinarian and board-certified diplomate […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-poison-ivy/ | July 6, 2018
Expert Advice: News AKCLive! June 13: Allergy Solutions, Father’s Day Gift Suggestions, and More
On the June 13 episode of AKCLive!, we had an exciting line-up: We discussed allergies caused by dog hair and dander, and offered up some simple steps you can take to help remedy this problem. We visited Camp Canine Getaway, a vacation destination for you and your dog. We checked in with Charrel Star as she […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akclive-jun-13-18/ | June 12, 2018
Expert Advice: News AKCLive! May 30: AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry Klein Answers Your Questions
Things were a little different on the May 30 episode of AKCLive! This week's installment was a call-in show with AKC's Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry Klein. He was in the studio to talk about dog allergies, remedies, and canine influenza. We also took questions from local dog owners as well as viewers, who submitted their […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akclive-may-30-18/ | May 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Are Essential Oils Safe for Dogs?
In recent years, essential oils have become more and more popular, so it's no surprise some dog owners want to try them out. Essential oils are often advertised as natural treatment options or even alternatives to traditional medicine, treating everything from anxiety to skin conditions. Natural, however, doesn't always mean safe. There can be serious […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/are-essential-oils-safe-for-dogs/ | April 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Health How to Pick the Right Shampoo for Your Dog’s Coat
Scan the dog show ring, or simply watch pets strut down the street in your neighborhood, and you realize what a wide variety of coats dogs have. Long, short, thick, thin, corded, double-coated — and the list goes on. Even dog breeds who are known to have minimal grooming needs have coats that need to be kept […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-pick-the-right-shampoo-for-your-dogs-coat/ | April 3, 2018