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Expert Advice: Common Conditions A Different Take on Treating Your Dog’s IBD
Detoxification could be just what the doctor ordered for the treatment of your dog’s inflammatory bowel disease. Reducing toxins in your dog’s diet is the goal, say holistic vets. Treating the family dog for what’s commonly referred to as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) typically involves the use of such prescription drugs as prednisone […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/a-different-take-on-treating-your-dogs-ibd/ | March 20, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Can Gum Make My Dog Sick?
Do not ever feed your dog sugar-free products such as gum, certain candy, and diet aids. Dogs are increasingly at risk for potential exposure to these products because they contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol, which damages the dog's liver. One stick of sugar-free gum can contain up to one gram of the substance, and as few […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-gum-make-my-dog-sick/ | January 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Kidney Disease in Dogs: How Much Do You Know?
The time to understand the symptoms and often-heartbreaking progression of kidney disease is before you hear the dreaded diagnosis “renal insufficiency.” Since kidney tissue does not regenerate as many other canine tissues do, by the time your dog is diagnosed with renal insufficiency, or any of the stages of kidney disease, your dog may already […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/kidney-disease/ | January 5, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Preventative Measures to Help Save Money on Your Pets
While the benefits of pet ownership far outweigh the costs, every responsible dog owner should know that along with love and companionship comes financial responsibility. In today’s challenging economic times it pays to save wherever you can. But saving money doesn’t mean you need to skimp on your pet. The AKC offers the following preventative […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/preventative-measures-to-help-save-money-on-your-pets/ | October 30, 2013
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Dogs and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
As more military veterans have returned from war zones, there is an increased awareness of PTSD. PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a severe anxiety disorder that results from experiencing an extremely traumatic event such as war (explosions), death, accidents, brutality, or extreme weather and massive destruction (buildings falling, roofs caving in). Most people know that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dogs-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/ | March 25, 2013
Expert Advice: News Canine Influenza Virus Notice
This notice is being sent out to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the Canine Influenza Virus to help prevent the spread of the virus to healthy (unexposed) dogs. The information provided is not intended to alarm dog owners and handlers. There are recently confirmed cases of the Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2 strain) that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/canine-influenza-virus-notice/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Vaccinations : What are They All For?
Vaccines: Protection for Your Puppy Going to the vet repeatedly over several months for vaccinations, and then for boosters throughout the dog’s life, may seem like a bother, but the diseases from which vaccines shield our pets are truly dreadful, potentially deadly, and largely preventable. Always discuss vaccine schedules with your vet, since not all […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-vaccines-infection-disease/ | January 1, 2009