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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?
Without fail, my Cocker Spaniel makes a beeline for the garden every time she is given the opportunity. No vegetable is safe from her omnivorous snacking, but one of her favorite things to steal is zucchini. Her love of vegetables is not unique. Many dogs enjoy veggies, and vegetables can be a healthy treat […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-zucchini/ | July 19, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health What Does Blood in Dog Urine Mean?
Few things set off the alarm bells in our heads like the sight of blood. Finding blood anywhere on your dog is disconcerting, and finding it in your dog's urine is downright terrifying, whether you notice it yourself or your veterinarian discovers it during your dog's appointment. There are many different diseases and conditions […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/blood-in-dog-urine/ | July 17, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health 5 Facts About the Bordetella Vaccine for Dogs
Going to the veterinarian can be almost as overwhelming at times as going to your own doctor. By the time your veterinarian finishes going over the list of vaccines your dog needs, your dog's overall physical condition — perhaps reminding you to cut back on the scraps, and has answered your questions about your dog’s […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/facts-bordetella-vaccine-dogs/ | July 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding A Danger for Intact Females: Pyometra
Pyometra can be a tragic illness that is found in reproductively intact bitches. The condition can be a medical emergency, but knowing the risk factors and signs to look for can make early detection possible. The earlier pyometra is detected, the better the chance for successful treatment. Symptoms: Pyometra is typically seen in middle-age bitches […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/danger-intact-females-pyometra/ | July 5, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Liver Cancer in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
A cancer diagnosis for your dog is heartbreaking and often overwhelming. It can be hard to take in all the information your veterinarian provides, and even harder to fully understand what a diagnosis of liver cancer means for your dog. While your best source of information regarding any medical issue is always your veterinarian, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/liver-cancer-dogs-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment/ | June 28, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Pork Bones?
When you finish up your pork chop, is it okay to give your dog the bone? The answer is no. A pork bone might seem like a nice treat for Fido, but it could actually be dangerous. Why Aren't Pork Bones Safe for Dogs? Pork bones, whether raw or cooked, are likely to splinter and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-pork-bones/ | June 22, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health What to Do if Your Dog Eats a Chicken Bone
Despite our best efforts, accidents happen, and our dogs are likely to eat something they shouldn’t at some point in their lives. Usually, our dogs will steal a yummy piece of people food off the counter or off of the plate of an unsuspecting guest, even if we’re doing the best we can to prevent […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-to-do-dog-eats-chicken-bone/ | June 22, 2017
Expert Advice: News Brucellosis Update: AKC Canine Health Foundation Funds Research to Battle the Disease
Canine brucellosis is a reproductive disease caused by the bacterium Brucella canis (B. canis), which can cause infertility, abortion, and severe spinal infections in dogs. The B. canis bacteria can be transmitted several ways: during a heat cycle, at breeding, through contaminated hands or clothing, and from the bitch to the puppies during whelping […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/brucellosis-update-akc-canine-health-foundation/ | June 13, 2017
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Monitoring Your Senior Dog’s Health — When Aging Is More Than Aging
Just like people, as dogs get older their bodies, brains, and behavior change. Some of these changes are easy to spot, like sleeping more, but others, like hearing loss, might easily be overlooked. Owners sometimes write off these changes as normal signs of old age, but there is a difference between normal aging and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/monitoring-your-senior-dogs-health-when-aging-is-more-than-aging/ | June 12, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health The Real Reason Your Dog Smells Like Fish
Dogs can smell like many things, depending on what they have most recently rolled in, but one of the more unpleasant aromas dogs commonly develop is one of fish. If your dog smells like fish, it is probably not because he figured out how to spray himself with Eau de Sardine. A fishy odor is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/real-reason-dog-smells-like-fish/ | June 7, 2017