Showing content tagged with: diseases

Expert Advice: General Health Why Is My Dog Staring at the Wall?
  Walking into a room to find your dog staring at the wall is a little disconcerting, to say the least. Is there something in the wall? Is there a ghost? Is your dog sick? This particular odd behavior inspires a lot of questions, but the answers might surprise you. Let’s take a look at […] | May 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health What To Do When Your Old Dog Forgets Her House Training
Since Maggie entered into the phase of life known as senior, thoughts that I never dreamed I’d have keep floating through my mind, thoughts like: * I love my sponge mop, so, so much. * The world is a better place because of the existence of seven-foot-long, washable, waterproof hospital pads. * Whoever it was […] | May 15, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health 6 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Dog Healthy
Basic Care to Ensure Your Dog's HealthIn addition to your love and companionship, there are measures you should take as a responsible pet owner to keep your dog healthy. Here are six things recommended by veterinarians: Keep your pet at a healthy weight; Exercise your pet; Feed your pet a balanced, nutritious diet; Have your […] | May 11, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices CHF and Zoetis Podcast Reproduction Series Brucellosis
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to announce the launch of a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians. The first podcast in the series features Dr. Matthew Krecic, a Diagnostics specialist for Zoetis, and focuses on Brucellosis, an important topic for […] | April 28, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Car Sickness in Dogs
All dog owners need expert advice from time to time to meet the challenges of caring for their canines. The American Kennel Club aims to provide you and your purebred dog with the help you asked for. There are usually two reasons for car sickness in dogs. Either motion sickness affecting balance or car-related anxiety […] | April 26, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Dog Parasites
Parasites in dogs take many forms, but they all have one thing in common: sooner or later their presence will almost always have an impact on your pet's health or comfort. They can cause anything from mild irritation to serious illness. To cover all of the parasites in detail would (and does) take up a […] | April 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Eye Infections: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
There are many causes of eye infections in dogs. If your canine pal is exhibiting discomfort, redness, or even sensitivity to light, it's a good idea to consult your veterinarian. Left untreated, eye infections can spread or lead to vision loss. These are some of the basic types of infection, including: Conjunctivitis, also known as […] | April 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Bloat in Dogs: A Potentially Life-Threatening Condition
What to do if You Suspect Your Dog Developed BloatBloat is a health emergency that affects dogs in the prime of life. Early recognition and treatment are the keys to your dog’s survival. Gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), commonly known as bloat or twisted stomach, is an extremely serious condition that could develop into a life-threatening emergency. […] | April 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Smallest Dogs
Many people want very small dogs because those breeds presumably take up less space. This may be true in the physical sense, but sometimes the littlest dogs have the biggest personalities! So don't let a diminutive dog fool you -- there is a range of temperaments within this size category. When considering getting a dog, […] | April 9, 2015
Expert Advice: News Best Dogs for Apartments
Generally speaking, breeds such as the Shih Tzu, Pug and Bichon Frise make excellent companions for apartment and condominium dwellers. They function well in confined spaces and a walk in the neighborhood is usually enough exercise to make them happy. English Bulldogs and their cousins, the French Bulldog, also need relatively little exercise and love […] | April 9, 2015

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