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Expert Advice: General Health Mange: What You Need to Know
If you follow news about dogs, you know what an extreme case of mange looks like. It's a common skin disease in dogs and puppies that are strays, neglected, or abused. These dogs appear to be beyond hope—hairless, with skin covered in sores or with thickened, hard, crusty patches. Such dogs are often described as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/mange-what-you-need-to-know/ | January 23, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Kennel Cough in Dogs – Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
What Is Kennel Cough? Kennel Cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at places where large amounts of canines congregate, such as boarding and daycare facilities, dog parks, training groups, and dog shows. Dogs can spread it to one another through airborne droplets, direct […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/kennel-cough-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention/ | January 23, 2019
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 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 Arthritis in Senior Dogs — Signs and Treatment
You might have noticed your older dog slowing down in recent years. Maybe he is playing less and sleeping more. Although this might seem normal for an aging canine, arthritis could be to blame. What Is Arthritis? There are several different types of arthritis that can affect dogs, but the most common is osteoarthritis — […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/arthritis-in-senior-dogssigns-and-treatment/ | June 14, 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: 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 Bad Breath — More Than Poor Dental Hygiene
Dogs are known for having breath that ranges from less-than-fresh to downright nasty. Bad breath can be a sign of dental or periodontal disease. Sometimes, however, bad breath can be a sign of something more serious than a snack from the cat box or poor dental hygiene. Diabetes Sweet, fruity breath might sound like an […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/bad-breath-poor-dental-hygiene/ | March 14, 2018