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Expert Advice: Common Conditions What Is Leptospirosis And Should You Be Concerned?
Leptospirosis is a disease that affects dogs, as well as many other kinds of animals. The organism that causes leptospirosis is a spirochete bacteria and is found throughout the world. There are a very large number of Leptospira; about 230 of them have been identified. In the United States, Leptospirosis is in the environment because […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-is-leptospirosis-and-should-you-be-concerned/ | June 14, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Is It Safe For Dogs to Drink Out Of Communal Water Bowls?
It is common these days to see bowls of water for dogs outside of shops or coffee houses. Fountains in parks are also commonly used for our dogs when they are out and about. There has been some concern lately regarding the safety of dogs drinking out of communal bowls or fountains. However, there are […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/is-it-safe-for-dogs-to-drink-out-of-communal-water-bowls/ | June 13, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health 10 Ways to Keep Your German Shepherd Dog Healthy
Courtesy of Annette Sackrider-Miller, AKC Breeder of Merit All dogs have their special health quirks and the German Shepherd Dog is no exception. While we can’t anticipate our dog's every need, there are a few helpful tips to keep your dog feeling his or her best. 1. Maintain a healthy weight. The breed standard says […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/10-ways-to-keep-gsd-healthy/ | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Best Dog Food for Small Breeds
Your small breed dog might think he is one of the big dogs, but when it comes to dinnertime his nutritional needs are unique. He needs a diet specially formulated for small dogs to help him feel and act his best. Unfortunately, finding the best dog food for small breeds is not always easy. We […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/food-for-small-breeds/ | June 2, 2016
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Expert Advice: General Nutrition Best Dog Food for Large Breeds
Owning a large breed dog comes with large responsibilities, especially when it comes to food. After all, you want your dog to live a long, healthy, active life, and that starts with good nutrition. Feeding a properly formulated, high-quality diet is one of the most important things you can do to keep your dog healthy […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/food-for-large-breeds/ | June 1, 2016
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dry Skin on Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Dry skin on dogs is frustrating for dogs and owners alike. There are many potential causes for dry skin, which can make diagnosing skin conditions in dogs tricky. If dry, itchy, or flaky skin is making your dog uncomfortable, here is what you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and best treatment options for […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dry-skin-on-dogs-causes-symptoms-treatment/ | May 19, 2016
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Looking for a Pup? Here’s How To Find the Perfect One
Labrador Retriever puppy. Courtesy Barra Labradors Bringing a dog into your life is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It is a serious commitment to care for an individual who will rely on you completely—for food, shelter, health, and happiness—for a decade or more. In exchange, this puppy or adult dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/how-to-find-the-perfect-puppy/ | April 28, 2016
Expert Advice: News New Treatment For Puppies With Parvo May Save Lives
Two new drugs can mean the difference between life and death for puppies who are affected with parvovirus and whose owners can’t afford in-clinic veterinary care. Colorado State University Veterinary School has announced a new protocol for treating puppies with the deadly virus if their owners can’t afford in-clinic care. It includes the at-home use […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/new-treatment-for-puppies-with-parvo-may-save-lives/ | April 12, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Tax Tips For Dog Breeders
They are two words that strike dread in many hearts (and pocketbooks): tax day. And for dog breeders, there’s good reason to be cautious. Dog-related deductions and other write-offs from activities that could also be hobbies can trigger a red flag at the Internal Revenue Service. But sound business practices will make tax season easier […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/tax-tips-for-dog-breeders/ | March 21, 2016
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Expert Advice: General Health Cephalexin: What It Is and How It Can Help Your Dog
Cephalexin is one of several antibiotics (medicines that kill bacteria) used to treat a range of bacterial infections in people, dogs, and other animals. Like other antibiotics, it does not work against viral infections. It belongs to the class of antibiotics known as a first-generation cephalosporin. The drug also goes by the name cefalexin. These […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cephalexin-for-dogs/ | March 7, 2016

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