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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: Health CBD Oil for Dogs: What You Need to Know
As with any pet wellness trend, when it comes to CBD oil for dogs, there's a lot of information floating around online. Of course, you want to do what's best for your pup, which leads to the question: What are the need-to-know facts regarding CBD oil? The AKC's Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, explains […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cbd-oil-dogs/ | September 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Can CBD Oil Help Dogs With Epilepsy? The AKC Canine Health Foundation Investigates
Canine epilepsy is the most common cause of recurrent seizures in dogs. Unfortunately, the medications used to treat epilepsy, such as phenobarbital, potassium bromide, diazepam, and other anticonvulsant drugs, can cause serious side effects in some dogs. Even with medication, up to 30 percent of dogs with epilepsy continue to experience seizures. Cannabidiol (CBD) is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cbd-oil-for-dog-seizures/ | August 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Flu: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
When it comes to the dog flu, it’s important to always be prepared. While most cases are not fatal, the canine influenza virus can make your pup uncomfortably sick, causing him — and you — a lot of stress and time spent at the vet’s office. If you are a dog owner, you don’t need […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/the-dog-flu-symptoms-you-need-to-know/ | July 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Dog Myths Debunked: Can I Get a Cold From My Dog?
Zoonotic diseases, which can be spread between animals and people, are increasingly making the news. With reports about bird flu and swine flu on the rise, it makes sense that many of us worry about catching illnesses from our pets. When it comes to canine colds, however, we don't need to worry. Can I Catch […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-cold-dog-myths-debunked/ | July 20, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Caring for a Chronically Ill Dog: How to Make Life Easier for You and Your Pup
For better or worse, in sickness and in health, it’s a pet owner’s responsibility to provide the love and care needed throughout her dog’s lifetime. Nobody wants to imagine her canine companion falling ill, but it’s a good idea to prepare for the unexpected. “Owners do not want to plan for a sick dog, but […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/caring-for-chronically-ill-dog/ | May 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Tests, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial illness that can be transmitted to humans, dogs, and other animals by certain species of ticks. It is caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that is carried inside a tick and gets into a dog or person’s bloodstream through a tick bite. Once in the bloodstream, the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/lyme-disease-in-dogs/ | April 20, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Garlic?
The smell of roasting garlic is one of those scents that immediately makes most of us hungry. It's featured in cuisines around the globe and is found in many of our favorite foods. Scientific evidence even suggests that garlic has medicinal benefits for humans, so it's perfectly natural for you to wonder: Can dogs eat […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-garlic/ | April 19, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Heartworm in Dogs: What You Should Know About the Mosquito-Borne Parasite
Heartworm is a potentially deadly parasite that is transmitted only by mosquitos, which pick up larval heartworms, called microfilaria, circulating in the bloodstream of infected animals. Dogs and other canids, such as fox, wolves, and coyote, are considered the primary heartworm hosts, but these parasites can also affect other mammals, including cats, ferrets, and, in rare cases, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/heartworm-in-dogs-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment/ | April 12, 2018
Expert Advice: News Canine Influenza Virus Notice
There have been reports of recent pockets of outbreaks of canine influenza virus (dog flu) in various parts of the country. As with the human influenza, the dog flu will remain with us. The difference now is that we know what the viruses are that cause two different strains of influenza, and that helps veterinarians […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/canine-influenza-virus/ | January 29, 2018