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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Whipworms in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
The last things most dog owners want to think about are parasites, especially parasites with creepy names like whipworms. As a result, we tend to avoid learning the necessary information about internal dog parasites until it is too late. Luckily, whipworms are treatable parasites that owners can prevent. Here is what you need to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/whipworms-dogs-symptoms-treatment-prevention/ | June 7, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Panacur For Dogs
Every once in awhile, your veterinarian gives you unpleasant news. Sometimes, that news sounds like this: “Your dog has worms.” Nobody wants to hear that her dog has internal parasites, but worms in dogs are more common than you might think. They are also usually treatable. One of the medications veterinarians frequently prescribe for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/panacur-for-dogs/ | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Pork?
Eating meat is very natural for dogs, so it’s no surprise when they’re looking toward their owner wanting to share what’s on the plate. Because of a dog’s carnivorous nature, owners don’t usually second-guess whether giving their dog some meat is a good idea, they just do it. With commercially prepared foods containing ingredients […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-pork/ | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Great Dane Life Span
Big, brave, and beautiful, Great Danes hold a special place in our hearts. But despite their larger-than-life persona, this giant breed has a relatively short life span. Why Are Great Dane Life Spans So Short? For such big dogs, Great Danes sure get the short end of the stick when it comes to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/great-dane-life-span/ | May 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Mushrooms?
Mushrooms are a complicated food group. These edible fungi are a staple in many dishes and grow wild in our yards, gardens, and parks, and yet we hear so many stories about mushroom foraging gone wrong. But what about dogs? Do they have the same reactions to mushrooms as we do? If you've ever […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-mushroom/ | May 25, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions How to Stop Dog Farts
Silent but deadly, or maybe just deadly, dog farts are no joking matter. Serious flatulence can make life with your dog downright difficult. Not only is it embarrassing when guests are around, but a particularly gassy dog can make simple things like cuddling on the couch feel like petting a biohazard. Before you reach […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-stop-dog-farts/ | May 25, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Onions?
Onions can cause more damage to your dog than just bad breath. This pungent culinary favorite might add flavor to your dishes, but it contains a toxin that can cause serious complications for dogs. Are onions toxic to dogs? Onions contain a toxic principle known as N-propyl disulfide. This compound causes a breakdown of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-onions/ | May 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Have Cherries?
Fruit is a tasty and (most of the time) healthy snack for a dog, but not all fruits are safe for our furry friends. When it comes to cherries, specifically, there are some dangers you should be aware of. Use Extreme Caution With Feeding Dogs Cherries The main danger of cherries is that their pits, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-have-cherries/ | May 8, 2017
Expert Advice: Vitamins & Supplements 4 Popular Dog Supplements & What They’re Used For
In this country, it's likely that about one-third of dogs are given some sort of dietary supplement for everything ranging from arthritis and joint stiffness to heart health, digestion, and coat care. Although there hasn’t been enough research into the efficacy of these dog supplements to say definitively that they work, there is some encouraging […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/popular-dog-supplements/ | May 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Are Ice Cubes Good for Dogs?
As any mixologist will tell you, an ice cube is only as good as the water you freeze to make it. And that is exactly what ice is: frozen water. When I first heard the question: Are ice cubes dangerous?, my first response was: "only if someone throws an ice cube at a dog’s eye," […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/are-ice-cubes-good-for-dogs/ | April 24, 2017