Showing content tagged with: health

Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Pet Insurance Shares Weird Puppy Accidents of 2018
Puppies are a lot of wonderful things – snuggly, playful, spirited – but sometimes they can be a little too curious for their own good. No matter how puppy-proofed a home is or how careful owners are, puppies have a way of finding trouble. We’ve chosen six pet health insurance claims from 2018 in which […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-pet-insurance-shares-weird-puppy-accidents-of-2018/ | January 9, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health What to Do if Your Dog’s Food Is Recalled
Just as with human foods and products, there are periodic recalls of pet foods and products. In many cases, dog foods are recalled because the product presents a danger when consumed. The company that makes the dog food or the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may initiate a recall. Sometimes the product recall may […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-food-recall/ | January 2, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Testing Theriogenology Residency Program
The Theriogenology Residency Program — sponsored by the American Kennel Club (AKC), AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), and Theriogenology Foundation (TF) — is a collaborative effort to increase the number of trained practitioners in companion animal theriogenology (reproductive health) and clinical genetics. The funders, AKC and CHF, and their partners at the TF are proud […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/theriogenology-resident/ | December 12, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Answering New Puppy Owner Misconceptions About Pet Insurance
The love, time and patience that breeders put into each litter is evident by the well-tempered, healthy puppies they send home with excited new puppy owners. Breeders can help ensure the continued health and safety of their puppies by encouraging puppy buyers to activate the 30 days of pet health insurance included with their AKC […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/answering-new-puppy-owner-misconceptions-about-pet-insurance/ | December 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Developing More Accurate Tests for the Diagnosis of Canine Hypothyroidism
Canine hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disease that results in symptoms such as lethargy, weight gain, and skin and coat problems due to decreased thyroid hormone production. It is seen in medium- to large-size dogs of both sexes and is usually diagnosed between four to 10 years of age. Thyroid hormone secretion is regulated by […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/developing-more-accurate-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-canine-hypothyroidism/ | December 6, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Dog Food Recall Alert: Nutrisca, ANF, Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride, Triumph, Elm, Orlando, Kroger, Ahold, & Natural Life Dog Food
UPDATE: As of November 29, dog food manufacturers ELM Pet Foods, Lidl, Sunshine Mills Inc., Kroger, and Advanced Nutrition Formula (ANF) Inc. have also recalled dog food for elevated or potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Affected brand names include Evolve, Sportsman's Pride, Triumph, Orlando, Elm Pet Foods, and ANF. As of December 3, Ahold […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/recall-alert-nutrisca-natural-life-dry-dog-food/ | November 30, 2018
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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
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner When Should I Call the Vet?
Your dog is an important member of your family but unlike human family members, a dog cannot complain if they are in pain or feeling under the weather. Learn the warning signs that mean you should take your dog to the vet.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/should-i-call-my-dogs-vet/ | October 25, 2018
Expert Advice: General Nutrition What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA’s Grain-Free Diet Alert
The FDA launched an investigation into potential links between canine heart disease and diet -- specifically grain-free diets. We've compiled the information you need to know to understand this recent development. What is the FDA Investigating? It is easy to jump to conclusions anytime we see an FDA headline about pet food. After all, our dog's health […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-fdas-grain-free-diet-alert/ | October 22, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health How to Talk to Your Veterinarian About CBD Oil
You've probably heard about CBD oil for dogs. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabis compound used to treat certain medical conditions in people. Increasingly, dog owners are interested in incorporating CBD oil into their dogs' healthcare plans. With so many CBD products to choose from, it's important that you know how to talk to your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/talk-veterinarian-cbd-oil/ | October 17, 2018

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