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Expert Advice: General Health Soothing Anxious Dogs Without Medication
While many owners are fascinated by fabulous firework shows and lightening-filled thunderstorms, our four-legged companions all too often cower under beds or in corners, whining, crying, and shaking uncontrollably. According to one recently published study on canine anxiety, repeated exposure to anxiety-inducing stimuli negatively affects the physical, mental, and even social health of dogs, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/soothing-anxious-dogs-without-medication/ | July 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Why Do Dogs Dig?
One of the most frustrating behaviors dog owners experience is digging. Many a garden has been sacrificed to the paws of a digging dog, and it can become a nuisance if it's not understood and managed. Understanding why dogs dig is an important tool in controlling the behavior, especially if the digging is only […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/why-do-dogs-dig/ | June 15, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Yawn?
When it comes to dogs, not all yawns are the same. Aside from that, the reasons for yawning are not fully understood (in dogs or in humans). It used to be thought that yawning was a way to replenish oxygen supply in the brain, but science has yet to find any evidence of this. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-yawn/ | June 15, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Boom! Crash! Pow! The Scary Sounds of Summer
document.write(''); Fireworks signal celebrations for Independence Day, a win at the baseball stadium or the grand finale at the community festival. While you “oooh” and “ahhh,” your dog may be experiencing fear and anxiety due to the sounds of summer celebrations. This fear and anxiety can be a progressive medical condition called canine noise aversion — […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/the-scary-sounds-of-summer/ | June 5, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? What Breed Is Both a Speed Racer and a Couch Potato? The Whippet!
After seeing a Whippet run at full speed on the course or in the field, it’s hard to believe this is the very same dog that curls up on the sofa and binge-watches six hours of TV with you. This medium-size, graceful sighthound is a laser-focused sprinter when racing or lure coursing and a quiet, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/9-facts-about-the-whippet/ | February 24, 2017
Expert Advice: News The Top 10 Most-Googled Dog Questions of 2016
In our modern digital age, we often turn to the Internet for things we don't know the answer to. And this of course, includes all our dog-related questions! As any dog owner knows, sometimes your dog is doing something, like watching TV, and you want to know why it is that he does that. So […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/top-10-most-googled-dog-questions/ | December 16, 2016
Expert Advice: News FDA Approves New Drug To Treat Canine Noise Anxiety
Does your dog have "noise anxiety?" Is he afraid of loud sounds like thunder or fireworks? Chances are he isn't alone. According to the New York Daily News, research shows that 40 to 50 percent of dog owners say their pup is scared of loud sounds. Well, the good news for dog owners is the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/fda-approves-new-drug-to-treat-canine-noise-anxiety/ | November 9, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Melatonin for Dogs: Uses, Benefits and Dosage
Melatonin, a naturally occurring neurohormone, has long been thought to work as a sleeping aid in humans. Now there's some evidence it may be useful for several canine conditions. Its sedative properties have been helpful in treating separation anxiety in dogs, as well as stress from noise like fireworks, thunderstorms or other noise phobias. According […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/melatonin-for-dogs-uses-benefits-and-dosage/ | August 22, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Benadryl for Dogs
The temptation to reach into our medicine cabinets to treat our pets can be very dangerous. Humans and dogs react very differently to medications, which is why veterinarians caution dog owners against making independent decisions about how to medicate their animals. However, some human medications are safe for use with dogs, as long as they […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/benadryl-for-dogs/ | August 10, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training How To Help Your New Puppy Deal With Separation Anxiety
Imagine, if you can, being a little baby, cared for and safe with your parents and siblings. Then imagine being abruptly removed from everything you know and plopped down in a new place, with new people, new sounds, smells, and sights. Sounds pretty scary, doesn't it? That's how a new puppy feels when you bring […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-help-your-new-puppy-deal-with-separation-anxiety/ | July 28, 2016