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Expert Advice: News Product Recall Alert: Nutrisca & Natural Life Dry Dog Food
Too much of a good thing — in this case, vitamin D — has sickened some dogs and prompted of recalls of two kinds of dry dog foods, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Nutrisca and Natural Life Pet Products, both based in Saint Louis, issued voluntary recalls of their products when […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/recall-alert-nutrisca-natural-life-dry-dog-food/ | November 12, 2018
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
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
Expert Advice: Alternative Medicine How Massage Can Help Your Dog
What you may consider an indulgent spa service can benefit your pet’s mental and physical health. Massage may reduce stress and anxiety, increase circulation, decrease pain, and strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Also, it can help to identify new growths at an early stage. The best part? You don’t even have to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/massage-can-help-your-dog/ | October 12, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Health Testing for a Stronger Breed
Whether you're buying for the show ring or to serve as a companion, health screenings are among the key factors potential owners should consider before choosing a puppy. Increasingly, breeders are turning to health testing to ensure they are doing all they can to create strong matches between dogs that result in healthier puppies. The Canine […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/health-testing-for-a-stronger-breed/ | October 9, 2018
Expert Advice: Health CBD Oil for Dogs: What You Need to Know
As with any pet wellness trend, when it comes to CBD oil for dogs, there's a lot of information floating around online. Of course, you want to do what's best for your pup, which leads to the question: What are the need-to-know facts regarding CBD oil? The AKC's Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, explains […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cbd-oil-dogs/ | September 24, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Can You Use Neosporin on Dogs?
Just like their owners, dogs are susceptible to minor injuries and are not immune to getting cuts, scrapes, or burns. But can you use Neosporin® on dogs? The answer isn’t completely straightforward. In some instances, applying the topical, antibiotic ointment can help heal your dog’s wound, but there are situations when it is not advisable or […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-you-use-neosporin-on-dogs/ | September 21, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Mango?
Have you ever wondered, "Can dogs eat mango?" The answer is yes, they can. This fruit is full of vitamins and safe for your pup to consume, as long as it's peeled and the pit is removed. It's important to note that you should only give your canine companion mango in moderation. Is Mango Good […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-mango/ | September 10, 2018