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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
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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
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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
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
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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

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