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Expert Advice: Grooming Spring Grooming Tips: How to Get Your Dog Ready for Warmer Weather
It's finally springtime, and if you're not in a grooming routine already, spring is a great time to start. While spring cleaning is a great reminder to groom your dogs, Tammy Myers, AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Salon Owner at Bark'n Bubble Day Spa, emphasizes that dogs need to be groomed all year long. Before heading to the groomers, here are […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/spring-dog-grooming-tips/ | April 22, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health Do Dogs Sweat?
As a dog owner, you may be used to seeing your canine companion pant in warm weather, but do dogs sweat? Contrary to popular belief, dogs do sweat, but sweating is only a small part of the process they use to cool themselves down. How Do Dogs Sweat? There’s a reason why you’ve never seen your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-sweat/ | April 18, 2019
Expert Advice: Health What Is Leptospirosis, and Should You Be Concerned?
Leptospirosis is a disease that affects dogs, as well as many other kinds of animals. The organism that causes Leptospirosis is a spirochete bacterium and is found throughout the world. There are a very large number of Leptospira; about 230 of them have been identified. In the United States, Leptospirosis is in the environment because […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/leptospirosis-concerned/ | April 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Educate Your Puppy Buyers on Common Illnesses
As a breeder, you know that a puppy can go from happily playing to feeling under the weather within a matter of hours. After several litters, you may know the symptoms that indicate a minor illness versus symptoms that could become an expensive medical emergency. Passing this knowledge on to your puppy owners can go a long way […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/common-puppy-illnesses/ | April 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Studies Investigating Dietary Supplements for the Treatment of Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy
Canine idiopathic epilepsy, defined as recurrent seizures with no identifiable underlying cause, is the most common medical neurologic disease in dogs. Twenty to thirty percent of affected dogs continue to experience seizures despite treatment with currently available anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). In addition, side effects from these drugs, such as increased appetite, sedation, restlessness, or anxiety, often decrease the quality of life for affected […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/dietary-supplements-treatment-canine-idiopathic-epilepsy/ | April 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health How to Manage the Symptoms of Canine Arthritis
If you have an older dog who has started to slow down on walks and has difficulty getting up and down the stairs, arthritis may be the culprit. According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in five dogs suffers from canine arthritis. This disease, most commonly seen in older dogs, can affect the legs, hips, back, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dealing-with-canine-arthritis/ | April 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Is It Dangerous for Dogs to Drink Salt Water?
Anyone who has ever swallowed a mouthful of salt water when swimming in the ocean knows how unpleasant it tastes. When dogs drink salt water, it can be dangerous for them, and it can even be deadly. Dogs Drinking Salt Water Dogs love the beach, but playing games of fetch, chasing waves, and swimming can […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dogs-drinking-salt-water/ | April 1, 2019
Expert Advice: Can my dog... Can Dogs Eat Pickles?
Crispy, crunchy, with a salty-sour taste, pickles make the perfect pairing alongside meals of hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. Low in calories, they contain vitamins and minerals that make them a relatively healthy choice for snacking. But are pickles good or bad for a dog to eat? If you’ve ever wondered whether it's safe to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/advice/can-dogs-eat-pickles/ | March 27, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Hair Coat Disorder in Schipperkes Resembles Alopecia X
Alopecia X is a non-inflammatory hair cycle abnormality that typically affects double-coated breeds like the Pomeranian and other arctic dog breeds. Affected dogs start losing their outer guard hairs as a young adult. The disease progresses to what veterinarians call bilaterally symmetrical alopecia – complete hair loss on the trunk that spares the head and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/hair-coat-disorder-schipperkes-resembles-alopecia-x/ | March 26, 2019
Expert Advice: Agility When Dogs – and Agility – Help to Heal
Is it possible dogs can help heal us? These two 2019 AKC National Agility Championship competitors would tell you yes. Terri Sanders and Joyce Coleman both thank their dogs – and Agility – for helping them overcome cancer. Terri Sanders and Laney [caption id="attachment_75834" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Terri Sanders says her bond with her 8-year old […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/nac-agility-dogs-help-owners-heal/ | March 16, 2019