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Croatian Sheepdog swimming with a ball in its mouth.
Expert Advice: News Blue-Green Algae and Dogs: Symptoms and Prevention
Highlights: Blue-green algae are toxic and deadly when consumed in high concentrations Dogs are more vulnerable to blue-green algae poisoning because of their likelihood to play This bacteria is often found in non-flowing freshwater during hot seasons AKC CVO provides prevention tips and symptoms to watch for On August 9 and 10, the news shocked […] | August 13, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health How To Tell If Your Dog Is In Shape Or Overweight
If your pooch is looking a bit more pudgy than usual, it's actually quite common. The battle of the bulge isn't just something people face — so do pets. In fact, according to a 2018 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 55.8 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. And […] | August 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Drink Too Much Water? The Dangers of Water Intoxication
You know the modern-day mantra: Stay hydrated! And that goes for your dog too. Make sure there's plenty of clean, fresh water available, especially during hot weather. But is it possible for your dog to drink too much water? As important as it is to avoid dehydration, there can be too much of a good thing. […] | August 6, 2019
Siberian Husky being trained with a treat outdoors.
Expert Advice: News FDA Warns Dog Owners to Stop Feeding Pig Ear Dog Treats Over Salmonella Concerns
New concerns are surfacing about pig ear treats. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a few strains of Salmonella suspected to be contaminating pig ear treats and infecting people who handle them. The FDA pig ear alert on July 31 advised dog owners to stop […] | August 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Health My Dog Has Cancer, What Do I Do Now?
"Your dog has cancer" is something that no one wants to hear, but as dogs are living longer than ever, cancer is something that many pet owners will face. According to the Animal Cancer Foundation, it's estimated that of the 65 million dogs that live in the United States, approximately 6 million new cancer diagnoses are […] | July 30, 2019
Greyhound resting on carpet.
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Osteoarthritis in Dogs — Signs and Treatment
Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs, particularly in seniors and large breeds. Although there is no cure for this progressive condition, identifying the problem early and initiating appropriate management can help keep your dog active and improve quality of life. What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, also referred to as Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), is a […] | July 22, 2019
Sad Golden Retriever laying in the grass.
Expert Advice: Health Do Dogs Grieve Other Dogs?
Grieving the loss of a furry friend? Consider joining the AKC Pet Loss Support Group on Facebook. We hope the community will help you during this difficult time. Grief, and the whirlwind of emotions that come with it, is something we have all likely felt at one time or another, whether it's after the loss of a […] | July 15, 2019
English Bulldog having its ear wiped by its owner.
Expert Advice: Grooming How to Clean a Dog’s Ears
As pet owners, we know that keeping our dogs' ears clean is an important part of canine care. But cleaning those ears can be a bit of a challenge. Some dogs naturally have healthy, clean ears and may almost never need to have their ears cleaned, while other dogs require regular ear cleaning to prevent […] | July 9, 2019
Dog eating food from a bowl
Expert Advice: Nutrition What Dog Owners Need to Know About the FDA’s Grain-Free Diet Alert
The FDA is investigating potential links between canine heart disease and diet — specifically grain-free dog food diets. We've compiled the information you need to know to understand this ongoing investigation. Why is the FDA Investigating Grain-Free Dog Food? It is easy to panic anytime we see an FDA headline about pet food. After all, keeping our dogs […] | June 28, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Canine Brucellosis On the Rise
Yes, we have all read about canine brucellosis.   That disease has been eliminated from our dogs in the U.S., right? So why are we bringing this topic up again – we are tired of hearing about it by now, aren’t we?  Sadly, canine brucellosis is not gone from the U.S. It is not only still here, […] | June 22, 2019

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