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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: 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
Expert Advice: Health What Does Responsible Dog Ownership Mean? — Veterinarian Edition
So, you think you want a dog? Before adding a canine companion to your family, you should give careful thought to what it means to be a responsible dog owner. I know I had to. When I was a little kid, my family was not animal-oriented, but I was obsessed with animals, especially dogs. I […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/responsible-dog-ownership-veterinarian-edition/ | September 7, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle 75 Ways to Be a Responsible Dog Owner
Owning a dog is a joy, privilege, and responsibility. If you are considering bringing a canine companion into your life, think seriously about the commitment that being a responsible dog owner entails. The AKC is committed to protecting the health and well-being of all dogs. In honor of AKC's Responsible Dog Ownership Day, here are […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/responsible-dog-owner/ | September 7, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions What to Do If You Find Blood in Your Dog’s Stool
Blood belongs in blood vessels, so when it makes an appearance anywhere else on or around our pets, we worry — and with good reason. Blood in dog stool is a symptom of a wide range of conditions. Some are more serious than others, but knowing what you're looking at can help you communicate more […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/blood-in-dog-stool/ | September 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding New Treatment Strategies for Canine Mammary Tumors
Canine mammary tumors are common in middle-aged or older bitches. Risk factors include increased age, exposure to ovarian and growth hormones, ovariectomy after 2.5 years of age, and obesity at a young age. Approximately one-half of these tumors are malignant, and local recurrence and distant spread are possible following surgical removal. Prognosis is affected by […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/canine-mammary-tumors/ | September 4, 2018
Expert Advice: Health What’s the Deal With Capnocytophaga, the Dog Bacteria Making Headlines?
Recent news reports from Wisconsin about a rare infection spread by cats and dogs have caused concern among pet owners. Capnocytophaga, as hard to treat as it is to pronounce, is a common bacteria found in our pets. While harmless to cats and dogs, it can cause serious health problems in humans. So, should we […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/capnocytophaga-dog-bacteria/ | August 31, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Should Your Dog Wear Sunscreen?
Humans often take precautions to protect themselves from the sun, but should we be doing the same for our dogs? Do dogs need sunscreen? Just like people, canine companions are prone to sunburn and other diseases associated with sun exposure. Taking certain safety measures can lower your dog's risk of developing serious medical issues, as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-sunscreen/ | August 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Can CBD Oil Help Dogs With Epilepsy? The AKC Canine Health Foundation Investigates
Canine epilepsy is the most common cause of recurrent seizures in dogs. Unfortunately, the medications used to treat epilepsy, such as phenobarbital, potassium bromide, diazepam, and other anticonvulsant drugs, can cause serious side effects in some dogs. Even with medication, up to 30 percent of dogs with epilepsy continue to experience seizures. Cannabidiol (CBD) is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cbd-oil-for-dog-seizures/ | August 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Health 6 Tips for Giving Your Dog His Pills
A spoonful of sugar might help our medicine go down, but dogs typically pose a bit more of a challenge. While some canine companions dutifully eat their pills with dinner, most tend to need a little encouragement. These tips for giving your dog a pill will make the process more pleasant for everyone involved. Pill […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-give-a-dog-a-pill/ | August 22, 2018