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Expert Advice: Flea & Tick What Do Flea Bites Look Like on Dogs?
An itching, scratching dog conjures up nightmarish images of fleas hopping everywhere—especially onto our furniture, beds, and carpets. Fleas are prime suspects if your dog is scratching without any apparent reason, but before you can blame fleas for your dog’s discomfort you need to do a little more investigating. The best way to find out […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/flea-bites-on-dogs/ | June 11, 2019
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Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Tests, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial illness that can be transmitted to humans, dogs, and other animals by certain species of ticks. It is caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that is carried inside a tick and gets into a dog or person’s bloodstream through a tick bite. Once in the bloodstream, the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/lyme-disease-in-dogs/ | May 1, 2019
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Expert Advice: Vet's Corner FDA Alert On Flea and Tick Products for Pets
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert for the public and professionals (September 2018). The products mentioned in the warning are very popular flea and tick preventatives. Many veterinarians I spoke with regularly prescribe these products for their patients and have not been seeing cats or dogs with symptoms such as the ones […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/fda-alert-flea-tick-products/ | October 25, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health Keep Your Dog Safe From Fleas and Ticks With These 10 Prevention Tips
It's that time of year again, folks. Flea and tick season is upon us, and nothing annoys a dog more than those pesky pests. Responsible dog owners know that their canine companion's warm and soft fur is like a personal paradise for these insects. But once they move in — and begin feeding on your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/flea-and-tick-prevention-tips/ | April 6, 2018
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Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Flea Pills for Dogs
The flea circus your grandfather told you about was cute. Fleas on your dog are not. If your home feels like it is turning into your very own flea Cirque du Soleil, you definitely need to take some action. You've probably heard someone in your life mention flea pills for dogs. These pills can be […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/flea-pills-dogs/ | December 29, 2017
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Rash on Belly
Rashes on dog bellies may look alarming and uncomfortable, but they are quite common. These rashes can have a variety of causes, from a simple bacterial skin infection to a more serious underlying condition, such as Cushing’s disease. If left untreated, your dog's rash could develop into an unpleasant skin infection that will require veterinary […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-rash-on-belly/ | August 29, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Allergies: Symptoms and Treatment
  Have you heard someone tell you that her dog has allergies? Has your veterinarian suggested that allergies could be a problem for your dog? Do you suspect that your dog has allergies? If so, then you’ve probably realized that allergies in dogs are not quite as simple as we might wish. For starters, there […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-allergies-symptoms-treatment/ | August 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Anemia in Dogs
  As humans, we tend to find blood, and anything related to blood, a little scary. This makes perfect sense on a psychological level, but it can sometimes mean that our brains shut down when we are confronted with anything to do with our dogs’ blood. If your veterinarian has diagnosed your dog with anemia, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/anemia-in-dogs/ | August 21, 2017
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Expert Advice: General Health 10 Best (and Worst) States for Your Pet’s Health
  There are plenty of lists that identify the best and worst states for human health, but what about for your dog? Dog lovers are now in luck, because Care.com has issued a ranking of the best and worst states for your dog's health. To determine how each state stacked up, researchers looked at data […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/best-and-worst-states-for-pets-health/ | August 21, 2017
Expert Advice: Recipes Easy, Natural Homemade Dog Shampoo
  Whether you prefer natural products for your dog, are a regular DIY'er, or just want to save some money, making your own dog shampoo is one way to accomplish all three. The ingredients may already be in your pantry, and if not, they’re easy to find in stores. They’re as basic as baking soda, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/easy-natural-homemade-dog-shampoo/ | July 27, 2017

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