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Expert Advice: Fitness Getting the Overweight Dog in Shape
An important aspect of being a responsible dog owner is being sure your dog is in shape. You may think your fat dog is adorable just the way he is, but the truth is he could already be at risk for health problems. Certain breeds will be affected more than others by even the slightest […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/getting-the-overweight-dog-in-shape1/ | January 14, 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/ | January 3, 2019
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: Conformation Why No Mixed Breeds? And Other Questions About Conformation Dog Shows
While watching a dog show on television or in person, many casual viewers find themselves completely mystified about aspects of the sport. But here are answers to four basic questions to give you a better understanding of dog shows. Who attends dog shows? Most handlers you’ll see in the TV portion of the show are […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/questions-about-dog-shows/ | December 4, 2018
Expert Advice: News Dog Food Recall Alert: Nutrisca, ANF, Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride, Triumph, Elm, Orlando, Kroger, Ahold, & Natural Life Dog Food
UPDATE: As of November 29, dog food manufacturers ELM Pet Foods, Lidl, Sunshine Mills Inc., Kroger, and Advanced Nutrition Formula (ANF) Inc. have also recalled dog food for elevated or potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Affected brand names include Evolve, Sportsman's Pride, Triumph, Orlando, Elm Pet Foods, and ANF. As of December 3, Ahold […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/recall-alert-nutrisca-natural-life-dry-dog-food/ | November 30, 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: General Health Medical Emergency Tips for Your Dog
It's an unfortunate fact that dogs, like people, experience medical emergencies. If your pet falls victim to illness or an accident, he will need to see a veterinarian stat. The following tips may keep your dog out of immediate danger until he receives professional help. What to Do in Emergencies One of the first steps […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/emergencies-first-aid/ | October 10, 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: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Cantaloupe?
As a dog owner, it can be tricky to keep track of which fruits are okay for your canine companion to consume. So, can dogs eat cantaloupe? Yes, the tasty melon is safe for pups to eat in moderation and can be a healthy alternative to traditional treats, especially if your dog is overweight. Even […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-cantaloupe/ | August 30, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?
A healthy breakfast choice that offers an abundance of nutritional value, oatmeal is a staple found in many people’s homes. But, can dogs eat oatmeal? The answer is yes, but there are some things you should keep in mind before feeding your pup this snack. Is Oatmeal Good for Dogs? Oatmeal is high in fiber […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-oatmeal/ | August 30, 2018