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Expert Advice: General Health Mange: What You Need to Know
If you follow news about dogs, you know what an extreme case of mange looks like. It's a common skin disease in dogs and puppies that are strays, neglected, or abused. These dogs appear to be beyond hope—hairless, with skin covered in sores or with thickened, hard, crusty patches. Such dogs are often described as […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/mange-what-you-need-to-know/ | January 23, 2019
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories It’s Cold Outside! The Perfect Dog Sweaters for Your Pup
Just as we humans get cold in chilly weather, your dog may, too. And while Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, other northern breeds, and dogs with dense coats may be just fine in winter, short-haired, small, and light-bodied breeds could use an extra layer of protection. Old or infirm dogs may not tolerate the cold well, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-dog-sweaters/ | January 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Are Essential Oils Safe for Dogs?
In recent years, essential oils have become more and more popular, so it's no surprise some dog owners want to try them out. Essential oils are often advertised as natural treatment options or even alternatives to traditional medicine, treating everything from anxiety to skin conditions. Natural, however, doesn't always mean safe. There can be serious […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/are-essential-oils-safe-for-dogs/ | April 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Health How to Pick the Right Shampoo for Your Dog’s Coat
Scan the dog show ring, or simply watch pets strut down the street in your neighborhood, and you realize what a wide variety of coats dogs have. Long, short, thick, thin, corded, double-coated — and the list goes on. Even dog breeds who are known to have minimal grooming needs have coats that need to be kept […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-pick-the-right-shampoo-for-your-dogs-coat/ | April 3, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Rash on Belly
Rashes on dog bellies may look alarming and uncomfortable, but they are quite common. These rashes can have a variety of causes, from a simple bacterial skin infection to a more serious underlying condition, such as Cushing’s disease. If left untreated, your dog's rash could develop into an unpleasant skin infection that will require veterinary […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-rash-on-belly/ | August 29, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Allergies: Symptoms and Treatment
Have you heard someone tell you that her dog has allergies? Has your veterinarian suggested that allergies could be a problem for your dog? Do you suspect that your dog has allergies? If so, then you’ve probably realized that allergies in dogs are not quite as simple as we might wish. For starters, there […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-allergies-symptoms-treatment/ | August 24, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Coconut Oil for Dogs: Is it Really Good for Them?
Coconut oil has become a popular supplement for humans. It's thought to have benefits like boosting the immune system, aiding in weight loss, working as an anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, and improving cognitive skills in patients with Alzheimer's. Used topically, coconut oil is an effective moisturizer and lip balm. But pet owners are asking: Is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/is-coconut-oil-good-for-dogs/ | August 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Recipes Easy Homemade Dog Shampoo
Whether you prefer natural products for your dog, are a regular DIY'er, or just want to save some money, making your own dog shampoo is one way to accomplish all three. The ingredients may already be in your pantry, and if not, they’re easy to find in stores. They’re as basic as baking soda, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/easy-natural-homemade-dog-shampoo/ | July 27, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Coconut?
We all know that dogs can eat coconut oil, and owners are often encouraged to add it to their dogs’ diets, but what about the coconut meat itself? Should we be giving actual pieces of it to our dogs? The short answer is yes! Coconut meat is just as healthy, if not more so, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-coconut/ | July 25, 2017
Expert Advice: Cute & Funny 10 Beagles to Make You Love the Breed More Than You Already Do
Love the Beagle for his curious, friendly, and merry personality? Us too! Want to see 10 Beagles that will insight you appreciation and enthusiasm for the breed? Of course you do! That's why you're here. These Beagle-y Beagles are adorable, fun, and lively. Check them out! 1. Chatty Beagle A post shared […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/beagles-to-make-you-love-the-breed-more/ | July 19, 2017