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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can I Feed My Dog Strawberries?
Strawberries are a warm-weather favorite treat for dogs and their humans. Warm weather means that fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance, and just as we are incorporating them into our diet, we can feed them to our dogs. It may be hard or confusing to figure out which fruits and vegetables are safe for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/feed-dog-strawberries/ | April 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs Eat Pickles?
Crispy, crunchy, with a salty-sour taste, pickles make the perfect pairing alongside meals of hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Low in calories, they contain vitamins and minerals that make them a relatively healthy choice for snacking. But are pickles good or bad for a dog to eat? If you’ve ever wondered whether it's safe to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-eat-pickles/ | March 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Pineapple?
Pineapple is a favorite fruit for many people. It is tart, sweet, and tangy, and its tropical origins put us in mind of warmer climates. In moderation, it can also be a healthy treat for dogs, similar to other types of fruit, like strawberries and watermelon. Ripe, raw pineapple contains a whole lot of vitamin […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-pineapple/ | March 13, 2019
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/ | March 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Dogs Eat Poop and How to Stop It
Of all the repulsive habits our canine companions have — drinking from the toilet, rolling in swamp muck, licking their butts — nothing tops the disgusting practice of eating poop. Their motivation may not be to gross us humans out, but it certainly does. So much so, in fact, that poop eating is often a […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-dogs-eat-poop/ | March 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip dysplasia. These two words terrify large and giant breed dog owners, but the truth is hip dysplasia can happen to any size dog. This condition can drastically reduce a dog’s quality of life and is painful for owners to watch. The good news is that embracing the responsibilities of owning a large dog breed, and educating […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/hip-dysplasia-in-dogs/ | February 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs Eat Rice?
One of the most popular foods around the world is rice. But can dogs eat rice? The answer is yes. You may not even realize it, but rice is an ingredient sometimes found in commercial dog foods. In fact, if you ask many pet owners what they feed their dog when he’s sick, they'll likely […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-eat-rice/ | February 5, 2019
Expert Advice: News Dog Food Recall Alert: 9 Brands With Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
Too much of a good thing — in this case, vitamin D — has sickened some dogs and prompted of recalls of dry dog foods, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Nutrisca and Natural Life Pet Products, both based in Saint Louis, issued voluntary recalls of their products when pet owners complained […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/recall-alert-nutrisca-natural-life-dry-dog-food/ | February 4, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Obesity: Why It’s Important To Manage Your Dog’s Weight
Plump puppies may be cute, but when it comes to canine health, lean is better. Still, as is true with humans, too many dogs are overweight, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). In its eighth annual survey of the girth of American pets, released in March 2015, the organization found that 53 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/fat-dogs-and-dog-obesity/ | January 22, 2019
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Best Dog Food: Choosing What’s Right For Your Dog
In an ideal world, all kibble would be created equal. Instead, dog owners are presented with an overwhelming array of options, all claiming to be the best dog food on the market. Wading through these choices to find a dog food brand that is healthy, affordable, and appealing to your pet is often frustrating. Luckily, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/best-dog-food-choosing-whats-right-for-your-dog/ | January 20, 2019