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Expert Advice: Health The People Who Pay Other Families’ Vet Bills — And How You Can Do the Same
Every year, countless dogs die or go untreated because their owners can't afford the medical care they need. But many others receive charitable funding for pet healthcare and go on to live long, happy lives. Who are the generous people who donate to these funds, and help keep other families' pets healthy? The American Kennel […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/people-pay-families-vet-bills-can/ | May 30, 2019
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 Caring for a Chronically Ill Dog: How to Make Life Easier for You and Your Pup
For better or worse, in sickness and in health, it’s a pet owner’s responsibility to provide the love and care needed throughout her dog’s lifetime. Nobody wants to imagine her canine companion falling ill, but it’s a good idea to prepare for the unexpected. “Owners do not want to plan for a sick dog, but […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/caring-for-chronically-ill-dog/ | May 24, 2018