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Expert Advice: General Health Support Joint Health By Targeting the Immune System
UC-II® – a breakthrough way of supporting joint health by targeting the immune system. What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is a painful, progressive condition that gradually breaks down the cartilage surrounding your dog’s joints. There are several causes of osteoarthritis. Some dogs have congenital abnormalities, such as hip dysplasia, that predispose them […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/support-joint-health-by-targeting-the-immune-system/ | February 23, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Meet CT Kid Governor, Dog Lover, and Animal Advocate Jessica Brocksom
If you're reading this...you're probably someone who loves animals, especially dogs. And at AKC's eighth annual Meet the Breeds event, Piers 92 and 94 were packed full with dog lovers of all kinds. Families, breeders, agility competitors, and more all came out to NYC to meet different dog and cat breeds and work together to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-ct-kid-governor-jessica-brocksom/ | February 12, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Healthy You, Healthy Dog, Healthy New Year!
Most of us start a new year with a resolve to do better, whether that applies to work, relationships, forming good habits, or living healthier. So, we have to ask, how's that diet going? How many miles a day are you running? Use that new gym membership yet? Don't despair—the year is young. In fact, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/freshpet-new-years-resolutions/ | January 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Fish?
If you’ve ever taken a glimpse at the ingredient panel of your dog’s food or examined other brands of dog food in the store, then you know that fish is frequently on the menu. Just because it is an ingredient in dog food, however, does not mean that dogs can safely eat just any old […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-fish/ | January 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Bread?
I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen dogs eat sandwiches, slices, and even whole loaves of bread, and in one notable instance, an entire pack of English muffins. Bread makes up a large part of the American diet, and our dogs seem to get their fair share of it—but should they? Is It […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-bread/ | January 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health 6 Ways to Help Your Senior Dog
As our dogs age, their bodies and needs start to change. They might become a little more stiff and fragile, and more sensitive to extreme temperatures, and they’ll even need some changes in their diet to maintain proper nutrition. Paying close attention to our senior dogs will help them live happy, healthy lives well into […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/6-ways-to-help-your-senior-dog/ | January 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Pregnancy: Signs, Care, and Preparation
Nothing is as rewarding as welcoming new life into the world, especially if that new life happens to belong to a litter of puppies. The prospect of a new litter is exciting, but just like human pregnancies, dog pregnancies can be confusing and stressful. If your dog is pregnant, or if you are planning on […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-pregnancy-care-prep/ | December 28, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Owner’s Guide to Clavamox for Dogs
If you’re reading this article, chances are that you’ve just come back from the vet with a prescription for Clavamox for your dog and are wondering what exactly is this drug. Listening to your vet explain everything you need to know about a new medication can be overwhelming, and it is often hard to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/clavamox-for-dogs/ | December 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Addison’s Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
What Is Addison’s Disease? Addison’s disease, scientifically known as hypoadrenocorticism, is a disease with serious consequences for dogs, although fortunately with proper treatment, dogs diagnosed with Addison's disease are expected to have normal lifespans. Addison’s disease occurs when the adrenal glands fail to produce the hormones that they are in charge of in the body. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/addisons-disease-in-dogs-symptoms-treatment-prevention/ | December 23, 2016
Expert Advice: News The Top 10 Most-Googled Dog Questions of 2016
In our modern digital age, we often turn to the Internet for things we don't know the answer to. And this of course, includes all our dog-related questions! As any dog owner knows, sometimes your dog is doing something, like watching TV, and you want to know why it is that he does that. So […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/top-10-most-googled-dog-questions/ | December 16, 2016